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post #31 of 38
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1.202... it's in my sig tongue.gif And I loaded at 86C in Prime95 Blend within minutes before I closed it because 86C is too hot!

Meh, I'd have nothing against Priming at 85 C. In games, you'd only hit 70C. Easily acceptable for a stock cooler.
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I would recommend the corsair a70. It keeps my 2500k pretty cool. I also picked it up for 24.99 at bestbuy.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/356...er/index6.html
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post #34 of 38
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It's the best for the price. £20 here in the UK, nothing comes close in that price bracket. It performs better than my old TRUE120, which cost me £40.

Second best cooler I've owned. Top being the Coolermaster Gemini II. That thing is a beast. Shame they don't make them anymore.

I have the same cooler on my AM2 fx CPU, wish I could get an LGA1155 plate
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post #35 of 38
It's already been said, but I thought I'd pile on. The 212+ is the best bang-for-your-buck cooler on the market. Give or take.
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post #36 of 38
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If your budget can allow $40, get a Scythe Mugen 2. It'll give you ~10C cooler temps than the Hyper 212+. If you're only willing to spend $30, get the Hyper 212+.
this this this. Just got my mugen 2 today and after properly seating and tweaking I am at 73c max @ 4ghz with my i5 760. that's a 1.2ghz OC and your chip will be able to take it even higher!

Be warned: Installation is a pain alone. Get a friend to help.
    
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post #37 of 38
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Meh, I'd have nothing against Priming at 85 C. In games, you'd only hit 70C. Easily acceptable for a stock cooler.
That's true, but it was bloody loud as well! This 212+ is much quieter!
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this this this. Just got my mugen 2 today and after properly seating and tweaking I am at 73c max @ 4ghz with my i5 760. that's a 1.2ghz OC and your chip will be able to take it even higher!

Be warned: Installation is a pain alone. Get a friend to help.
You may be able to go for less than that. I installed a 212+ on a 760 and iirc, it loaded at around 60C @ 4GHz.

In contrast, too, my load temps with this i5 are 52C under prime95 blend!
    
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