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post #1 of 10
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So i've built my first pc about 2 weeks ago and it has been on the stock cooler ever since. I think it's time to upgrade that

Also I have a i5 2500k which I believe uses a 1155 motherboard and I don't think I have very many options for coolers

So can you guys recommend me the best cpu cooler I can get for around $30ish.
post #2 of 10
uhmmmmm, for wich CPU ?

Do you want silence ?

Do you want to overclock ? [a little or alot ?]

you can never really go wrong with a Cooler Master Hyper212+ cooler though. They cost 39$ i think
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yes silence is a must as for overclocking, just a tad, nothing too crazy.
post #4 of 10
I think this is a good choice it costs $30 and for what CPU?
or the Cooler Master Hyper212+ which costs $39
Edited by jonnyquest - 6/8/11 at 1:33am
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post #5 of 10

I'm gonna go ahead and say

.

It's only $30 with free shipping on Amazon.
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post #6 of 10

You want water or air?

is pretty quite + if you could get 2x GT 15 1850RPM.
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post #7 of 10
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air. water is out of my price range.

Also uhm do 1156 coolers fit on 1155 boards?
post #8 of 10
Yes, 1156 coolers mount to 1155 boards. I also would go with the 212+
post #9 of 10
That deal on amazon for the CM Hyper212 is really good, go get it !
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post #10 of 10
I think everyone's on a consensus. CM Hyper 212+.
If you can bear to wait they go on sale for ~$20 at times
    
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