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post #11 of 21
best buy in my area is running a sale on the h50s for $50 so i picked one up and i am loving the temps.
never break 47C in prime 95 at my current clock.
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post #12 of 21
I would go with the Hyper 212+, I got one and the max temps I see are 63C @ 4.4ghz....and its only $30 or less (got mine for $25).
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Zalman nps9900 max

Holds temps under 70c @ 5ghz, Good enough for me
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post #14 of 21
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I think I might actually try out the H60. Apparently its comparable to a high end air cooler, but has the added benefit of taking up minimal space, which I'll need for airflow when I get new video cards for SLI
post #15 of 21
I'm def goin to have to recommend what I'm using. The Noctua NH-D14. really amazing air cooler. But if you'd rather have something towards the water area, then look out for the Corsair H80 (should be coming out soon if it hasnt already)
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by TMallory View Post
I think I might actually try out the H60. Apparently its comparable to a high end air cooler, but has the added benefit of taking up minimal space, which I'll need for airflow when I get new video cards for SLI
And it takes the cpu heat directly out of the case when mounted as exhaust. ...also it's quiet.
     
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by claymanhb View Post
And it takes the cpu heat directly out of the case when mounted as exhaust. ...also it's quiet.
How cool does your i5 run? With an OC to around 4.5ghz I hope to keep it under 60 degrees under load
post #18 of 21
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How cool does your i5 run? With an OC to around 4.5ghz I hope to keep it under 60 degrees under load
Well...mine loads at 65C @ 1.37v. I haven't tried turning down the voltage yet..it's still on auto. I know, I'm lazy.
     
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post #19 of 21
I have the corsair H60 and my 2500k @ 4.6 - 1.375 v just tickles 70* in prime. Im going to be upgrading to the H100 as soon as its released. My chip boots easily to 5GHz, but the temps are just too much for the H60.
    
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post #20 of 21
The 2nd fan on a CM Hyper 212+ will only net you 1-2C temp savings at most. The added cost of the 2nd fan completely offsets any value the CM Hyper 212+ had. The Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow are both great choices, albeit a little more expensive. I went from a CM Hyper 212+ to a Corsair H70 and finally to a Thermalright Silver Arrow and have never looked back.
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