HELP NEEDED: £50 CPU Cooler for OC

Hello everyone! :)

I am building a new rig and need advice on what CPU cooler I should get, the CPU I have chosen is the i5 3570k and I have a £50 budget on getting a CPU cooler for OC for gaming.

I live in England.

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  1. Thanks for the reply!

    I should have added I would prefer air cooling.
  2. How much are you going to OC?
  3. You could use a CM Hyper 212 EVO. Inexpensive but plenty effective if it fits in your case+motherboard+ram combination.
  4. Hoping to overclock the i5 3570k to around 4.5 ghz
  5. Might need to step up to NH-D14 or something else that performs similarly if you want to reach 4.5GHz on air.
  6. Well now, I just happen to have spent Many hours researching Good air coolers

    These coolers are all a Good step up in performance compared to the CoolerMaster 212 Evo :
    (in order, least to best - all these coolers should be great for that CPU)

    CoolerMaster 612S £37 new on ebay (delivery Inc)
    Zalman CNPS10X Performa £27.99 new on ebay (delivery Inc)
    Thermolabs Trinity £35 new on ebay (delivery Inc)
    Thermalright 140 TrueSpirit £42 new on ebay (delivery Inc)
    Thermalright Silver Arrow
    Thermalright Archon Rev B

    But these next 3 Coolers are in a league of their own:
    (on particularly hot OCing chips - Only these 3 air coolers do not experience Thermal Run Away)
    (can see what I mean here : Cooler performance on a Hot chip)

    (in no particular order)

    NZXT Havik
    Noctua NH-D14 £65 new on ebay (delivery Inc)
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE

    There are quite a few good 2nd hand Noctua NH-D14 on ebay for £40 - is what I just bought for myself - as I will be OCing an older Xeon X5650 which might get hotter than newer chips
    £40 - 59 new if lucky
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