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What cooler can get me to ~4.5 ghz with a 2500k and wont cost me much?
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post #2 of 12
The CM 212+ is a very good budget cooler that can do the job only if your cpu has that potential and is not voltage hungry

Visit the Sandy stable club for overclocking, voltage temperature and cooling reference.
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
The CM 212+ is a very good budget cooler that can do the job only if your cpu has that potential and is not voltage hungry

Visit the Sandy stable club for overclocking, voltage temperature and cooling reference.
+1 for 30.00 bucks off amazon.com it can not be beat imo.
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post #4 of 12
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I heard direct heatpipe coolers do not work well with SB
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post #5 of 12
get a cooler with at least 5 heatpipes and a cooper block and u will be fine.
    
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post #6 of 12
I use the best buy rocketfish cooler which has 3 heatpipes and it has worked flawlessly
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post #7 of 12
noctua d-14 for 90 or cosair h-80 for 109.99
i have the h80 with my cpu at 4.8 and the max temp is 71c
    
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post #8 of 12
I use the Thermalright Silver Arrow and get around 25C idle and 54C load at 4.5Ghz. However, it's a pretty big heatsink. Not recommended if you don't have a spacious case.
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post #9 of 12
I'd go with one of the popular sealed water cooling kits. Most underestimated thing around right now. I've had a custom loop before, worked good but was costly and needed a little more attention than these kits. In 2 weeks I tried a H50 and now this antec 920. These types of coolers are the future. I'll never go back to air when a h50 can cool any chip out there (stock for sake of this comment) for $70 and be silent.
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post #10 of 12
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...2-25-free.html

Newegg just lowered the price of the 212. Pair it with a good fan and you should be golden.
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