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Eh, it really doesn't take much to cool the 2500K. Case-in-point: my HSF -- a $30 one. Sitting on 4.5GHz, @ 33c idle / 67c load. With your budget, I'd go with the Venomous X, or the new TT FRIO OCK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106178 Looks like quite a top performer, according to latest reviews.
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I was looking around, and would a Scythe Mugen 2 do the job better?
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I was looking around, and would a Scythe Mugen 2 do the job better?
It's cheaper however, my H2O 620 is honestly better (I have both).
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I recommend this to anybody looking for a good heatsink. Temps on my i5 at 4.2 ghz dont go past 62C on prime95.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...AM2AM2AM3.html
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It's cheaper however, my H2O 620 is honestly better (I have both).
You're saying the scythe mugen 2 is cheaper in price than the 212+ or in quality?
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You're saying the scythe mugen 2 is cheaper in price than the 212+ or in quality?
I wasn't talking about the 212+. I meant Mugen vs the H50/60/70 and Thermalright SA bunch. The fins on the Mugen bend pretty easily though. I don't know much about the 212+, but I know the stock fans are loud and the tower itself isn't really anything special.
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post #27 of 38
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Funnily enough, I've seen some people getting higher temps at 4.3Ghz on their i5 2500k than I do with my i7 920. So i'm not too sure. The H70 is only slightly more than you budget and whilst I hate going over peoples budget it is really 100% worth it.



5Ghz is a bit much, 4.6 - 4.8 should be doable though.

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No. If your chip isn't born a 5.0 clocker then it will never be a 5.0 clocker. Fortunately, mine is, I can reach 5.2 with my NH-D14, 5.4 after I upgraded to Rasa kit.
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SilverArrow. You wont be disappointed.

My load temp is 51c @ 4.5Ghz
Ha, i get 47c @ 4.7ghz w/ Noctua NH-D14
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i use a Noctua NH D14 air cooler which costs around 65.00 and at 4.7ghz my 2500k idles at 30c -32c (room temp 20-22c) and max 53c - 56c
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Hyper 212 is taking great care of my 2500k @ 4.5
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