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best cpu cooler for under 60 bucks?

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I'm planning to OC my i5 2500k but i haven't decided on a cpu cooler, I was thinking somehwere around 4.6 ghz. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 16
you can find a H50 for under 60 if you look hard enough. I got mine second hand and it works flawlessly
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post #3 of 16
My Hyper 212 can do 4.6GHz (though not much higher) and costs only about $30....
post #4 of 16
Scythe Mugen 2. Hands down, one of the better under $50 air coolers out there for Sandy Bridge.
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Does it have problems with memory clearance? (corsair vengeance ram)
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post #6 of 16
Spend an extra 5-10 bucs and get the antec 620 h20, no prob with ram and one of the best all in one liquid coolers out there.
    
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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Wait does the mugen 2 even fit on the lga 1155 socket? Doesn't say so on website...
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corsair graphite 600t ^^ 
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i5 2500k ASrock z68 extreme4 XFX radeon hd 6950 1gb corsair vengeance 8 gb (2x4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
sata3 7200 rpm 2 tb w/ ssd cache windows 7 64bit random stuff. does 1080=good nuff corsair hx750 
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corsair graphite 600t ^^ 
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by KarmaWaffles;13934138 
Does it have problems with memory clearance? (corsair vengeance ram)

Definitely.

If you are running giant ram I'd [regrettably] say your best/only option is a closed water loop at that price.

h50 second hand/onsale as an above poster said is probably your best bet.
    
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WD caviar blue 1tb WD caviar black 500gb Samsung 840 Evo stock :^) 
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post #9 of 16
You can get the antec kuhler for around $60 on amazon.
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post #10 of 16
I went with the H60 for my new build precisely because my Vengeance RAM is so tall....
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