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I am torn over what to do for the cpu cooling of a new build that I am planning.
It will most likely be an Intel Core i5-2400. The case is most likely a Cooler Master Elite 430 that I am going to install the max amount of fans in (2 top, 1 front, 1 bottom, 1 rear). I may overclock.

I have a few main questions:
1) Should I use water cooling or air cooling?
2) What are normal temps on the stock cooler?
3) What is desirable about lowering temperature?
4) What specific coolers have you had success with on Intel Socket 1155?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-29-2011, 02:43 PM
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Just get an h60

expect load temperatures up to 65-70C. Room temp 20-21C.
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Just get an h60

expect load temperatures up to 65-70C. Room temp 20-21C.
Could you please tell me why?

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If you want to overclock and stay in the i5 series you'll have to go with the 2500K.

As for the cooler, it really depends on how much you want to overclock. Up to about 4.5 doesn't really require a lot of additional voltage so your options are pretty open if you are looking to save some money, a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is probably all you'll ever need. Those can be found for around $20 after rebate. If you're looking to go higher you should probably look at one of the better coolers as the higher voltage required to reach these clocks increase the temps. It really depends on budget and what fits your setup at that point.

The all in one water coolers an option, but if your looking to get all the benefits out of water you'll need a loop. For about $20 more than an all in one you could get a XSPC rasa kit and lower your temps even more.

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If you want to overclock and stay in the i5 series you'll have to go with the 2500K.

As for the cooler, it really depends on how much you want to overclock. Up to about 4.5 doesn't really require a lot of additional voltage so your options are pretty open if you are looking to save some money, a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is probably all you'll ever need. Those can be found for around $20 after rebate. If you're looking to go higher you should probably look at one of the better coolers as the higher voltage required to reach these clocks increase the temps. It really depends on budget and what fits your setup at that point.

The all in one water coolers an option, but if your looking to get all the benefits out of water you'll need a loop. For about $20 more than an all in one you could get a XSPC rasa kit and lower your temps even more.

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Thank you very much for the in-depth response. I have been looking at the 212+ and I figured that a push-pull would be a good way to boost the performance of the cooler. I ask why must I have a 2500k to overclock?

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