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Which cpu heatsink for overclocked i5-2500k

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Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

or

Thermalright U120eXtrem1366RT R-C 120mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Im getting mixed reviews from both sides. ie one is the best and the other is bad. Can I get a little help please?
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post #2 of 5
Between those two, Noctua NH-D14 pretty handily.
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Between those 2, the Noctua NH-D14. The D14 and Silver Arrow are the top dog air coolers right now.
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Mushkin Chronos WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Hitachi Deskstar 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Lite-On BD burner Samsung DVD burner Thermalright Silver Arrow Win 7 64bit 
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post #4 of 5
NH-D14 for sure. and at 79 thats a steal compared to the 92 i paid a month or so ago from newegg.
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Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Intel 510 120GB (2x) Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 10 Dell S2716DGR 1440p 144Hz BenQ XL2411Z 1080p 144Hz Das Keyboard Model S Professional 
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Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Intel 510 120GB (2x) Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 10 Dell S2716DGR 1440p 144Hz BenQ XL2411Z 1080p 144Hz Das Keyboard Model S Professional 
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post #5 of 5
The thermalright one you linked to is ONLY for socket 1366 processors and wouldn't even work with a 2500k, and the DH-14 is superior anway so get that
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