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post #1 of 24
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Wife has a 2600K and ASRock Extreme motherboard with this RAM.

I need to be able to run the CPU at 4.2-4.5Ghz 24/7 without any issues.

Don't want a cooler taking up the whole mobo.

That is it. Budget is $75 or less.

Thanks.
post #2 of 24
Noctua NHD-14 (maybe $80).
Hyper 212+

The air coolers are pretty big though, so if you want to be able to see your mobo, look at the corsair closed loop coolers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010
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post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by mgrman View Post
Noctua NHD-14 (maybe $80).
Hyper 212+

The air coolers are pretty big though, so if you want to be able to see your mobo, look at the corsair closed loop coolers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010
Which performs better?
post #4 of 24
The Noctua (or thermalwright silver arrow). Those 2 get about the same temps. They are really good coolers and very very quiet.
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime View Post
Which performs better?
Nhd definitely performs better, but the 212 is 1/3 the price... That is honestly the one I would recommend... People get 4.5ghz stable on it all the time and it's like $24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post
Nhd definitely performs better, but the 212 is 1/3 the price... That is honestly the one I would recommend... People get 4.5ghz stable on it all the time and it's like $24
This. The 212+ comes with a nice pwm fan that would keep that chip cool just fine at an overclock like that, and make very little if any noticeable noise at idle. It's 9/10s the performance of the nhd for 1/3 the price.

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post #8 of 24
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Is the Hyper 212 Evo better than the +?
post #9 of 24
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I also have Gentle Typhoons I can throw on the Heatsink.
post #10 of 24
If you get the Noctua or Silver Arrow the fans are excellent and don't need to be changed.
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