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Hey guys,

I have been assembling a PC for a while now I have almost everything figured out, I just cant get my mind set on which cooler Im going to get for my PC.

Ill be running this:
i5 2500k
MSI 580 win frozr II (will blow air in the case)
Fractal Design r3

Ill start of using the 2500k at stock speeds and will most likly OC it in the future to about 4-4.2 Ghz.

My current rig OC'd my E8500 to 3.6 Ghz at 1.1V, personally dont want my temp to go above 70 degrees C which it rarly does only when the ambient temp is close to 30 degrees C. So I dont want the 2500k to get above that temp either.

My budget will be about 50-70 euros, Antec 620(59 euro here) seemed like a nice option but have no experience with watercooling systems.
post #2 of 4
I think the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is the best bang for the buck cooler and will do what you need.

I vote for that, i've used that cooler for the last 5 builds that i've done, i couldn't be happier.

The Antec 620 is a good choice. It's quiet and will do the job nicely. I think you got a winner already
if you go ahead and pick that up. As for experience with watercooling system, you will be ok to set that up as there's not much to it.

-D
Edited by bucd - 7/29/11 at 4:44am
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Originally Posted by bucd View Post
I think the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is the best bang for the buck cooler and will do what you need.

I vote for that, i've used that cooler for the last 5 builds that i've done, i couldn't be happier.

The Antec 620 is a good choice. It's quiet and will do the job nicely. I think you got a winner already
if you go ahead and pick that up. As for experience with watercooling system, you will be ok to set that up as there's not much to it.

-D
Disagree.

The 212+ is now $40 and before the price jump it was on par with the Mugen 2 for price/performance..

The mugen 2 will let you hit the max safe voltage.. the 212+ will not.

I know this from personal experience so you can trust this info!!
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Ye I see alot of people recommend this cooler. Its about 23 euro for me which I guess by the time I would OC I would have gotten my moneys worth by far.

But I do see alot people put differnt fans on this one even a push pull. Wont that just bring the price up to the coolers which would out preform this in the first place ?

If I were to get the 212 would you guys recommend a differnt thermal paste ?

Btw I currently have the Scythe muggen two for about 2 years. It did have a pretty cheap fan on it, maybe I should just upgrade this fan and thermal paste ?
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