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Hello Yesterday I overclocked my i5-2500k to 4.5Ghz with + 1.35v according to a tutorial video on YT.

it passed the stability test but on the torture test with prime 95 the heat passed over 92 Celcius eek.gif, I stopped everything and went to the bios and reduced to my default OC settings 4.2Ghz + 1.19V on prime 95 it doesnt pass 83 Celcius (Room temp ~ 18 Celcius) but I want an aftermarket cooler because the stock cooler s*cks.

I have four options and I also checked the reviews I dont know which is better in real just want to know your thoughts before buying.

1- COOLER MASTER HYPER 412S Review: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
2-XIGMATEK BALDER Review:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) 3-XIGMATEK DARK KNIGHT Review: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
4-XIGMATEK THOR'S HAMMER Review :
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Thanks.

Edit: I know Hyper 212+ is really good but I want something little better than it.redface.gif
Edit2: Got Noctua NH D 14 lol
Edited by xardeus - 2/18/12 at 2:50pm
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Custom Loop. Nuff said
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Hello Yesterday I overclocked my i5-2500k to 4.5Ghz with + 1.35v according to a tutorial video on YT.
it passed the stability test but on the torture test with prime 95 the heat passed over 92 Celcius eek.gif, I stopped everything and went to the bios and reduced to my default OC settings 4.2Ghz + 1.90V on prime 95 it doesnt pass 83 Celcius (Room temp ~ 18 Celcius) but I want an aftermarket cooler because the stock cooler s*cks.

1.90V eek.gif
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Custom Loop. Nuff said

That's a horrible recommendation for someone looking for price/performance ^^

EDIT: OP, don't just copy BIOS from a youtube video. 1.35 V for 4.5 Ghz is rather high. The fun in overclocking, at least that's my view, is finding the optimal settings (lowest voltage) for your overclock.
Edited by Bloitz - 2/11/12 at 8:53am
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post #6 of 31
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I would appreciate if someone advice one of the cooler listed above
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1.90V eek.gif

Nah confused its 1.19V
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in which webpage I can see the products you can buy?
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Nah confused its 1.19V

That's cool thumb.gif

Bud, is there no way you could go for a Noctua NH-D14 thinking.gif
Then you could really speed that thing up devil-smiley-019.gif
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post #10 of 31
Thors hammer has the best performance, but there are better coolers out there for the same price.

The Dark Knight is a decent cooler and really good price/performance if you can get it on sale. Currently 24.99 at ncix.com. I wouldnt pay $60 for this cooler however.
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