New CPU cooler?

Should I get a new CPU cooler? I have the stock fan/heat sink that came with my Intel i5 3470 and was wondering I should get a new cooler. Note that My ram is very close to my CPU/heat sink so I need one small enough that will fit, any suggestions?

Specs:
i5 3470 @ 3.20Ghz
Kingston Hyper X RAM 8GB @ 1600 MHZ
GA-B75M-D3H Gigabyte Motherboard
Seagate 3TB
WD Blue 1TB
Nvidia GT 640 2GB OC Version
OCZ ModXtreme PRO 700 WATT

thanks :)
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  1. I would suggest if u feel the need to upgrade cooler, would be a cooler master hyper 212 evo or tx3, $20-30 and the tx3 is quite small at 92mm with the fan
  2. Quadacon said:
    Should I get a new CPU cooler? I have the stock fan/heat sink that came with my Intel i5 3470 and was wondering I should get a new cooler. Note that My ram is very close to my CPU/heat sink so I need one small enough that will fit, any suggestions?

    Specs:
    i5 3470 @ 3.20Ghz
    Kingston Hyper X RAM 8GB @ 1600 MHZ
    GA-B75M-D3H Gigabyte Motherboard
    Seagate 3TB
    WD Blue 1TB
    Nvidia GT 640 2GB OC Version
    OCZ ModXtreme PRO 700 WATT

    thanks :)


    The Hyper X's are relatively short, even with its encasing. With a 92mm there's no need to worry much about dimension or hitting your ram and 92's in my experience do as good as a 120 hulk, especially if you're unsure of whether you can get the side door back on or not haha.
    The TX3 is a good choice, s as the Hyper N, or a Zalman 9500 - these 3 have done me some amazing good, especially as I'm a case fan freak who needs to stop adding fans to the side door.
  3. If you are too worried about the closeness of the ram look into the Closed Loop Water Coolers. The H90 is a good one but if your case can hold it the H100i is even better. The hyper 212 evo I have over hangs my fist Ram slot by a little bit forcing me to use ram that has a very low heat spreaders in the fist 2 slots.



    if you want a closer look here is a link http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh316/bgunner0/PC%20Evolution/PB090002.jpg
  4. bgunner said:
    If you are too worried about the closeness of the ram look into the Closed Loop Water Coolers. The H90 is a good one but if your case can hold it the H100i is even better. The hyper 212 evo I have over hangs my fist Ram slot by a little bit forcing me to use ram that has a very low heat spreaders in the fist 2 slots.

    http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh316/bgunner0/PC%20Evolution/PB090002.jpg

    if you want a closer look here is a link http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh316/bgunner0/PC%20Evolution/PB090002.jpg

    Should I post a pic of my system so you can see how much space I have?
  5. that image is way to small to tell exactly how close things are. FYI my ram is also very close to my cpu socket.
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