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Okay have decided to get an after market CPU cooler. have an i5-2320. looking for something that isn't huge not doesn't skimp on the cooling either. have been having trouble finding alot of 1155 cooler on both tigerdirect and newegg. anyone have a suggestion?
I have a mid tower. Diablotek EVO case. the cut out is on the larger side so that won't be a problem. just don't want to have space issues.

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post #2 of 8
There are quite a few 1155 compatible coolers out there, most Intel coolers include compatibility for 1156/1155 coolers (as they use the same mounting points for a cooler)

I'd try the Enermax ETS-T40 - $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214023

or

CM212+ - $20 AMIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

either one should get the job done smile.gif
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post #3 of 8
Well,at 7.5" wide that puts a limit to the tower coolers you can install,especially if you want a side-panel fan.For the i3-something like the CM Hyper N520 would be fine.You might can fit a Hyper 212+,but it's going to be mighty close.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057
any 1156 socket cooler will work on 1155.

for a little more cooling,this would be a good cooler for tight cases
Zalman 9900MAX at 152mm tall
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118074
Edited by Redwoodz - 2/14/12 at 7:35am
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post #4 of 8
Cm 212+ or 212 EVO

I think the EVO is a little shorter than the 212+ might be the otherway around, can't remember
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the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus says 158.5 mm tall. that would be 6.25 inches. im going to measure from the contact point of the cpu to the edge of the case to see if that will fit.
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post #6 of 8
There are quite a few 1155 compatible coolers out there, most Intel coolers include compatibility for 1156/1155 coolers (as they use the same mounting points for a cooler)
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post #7 of 8
Thermalright True Spirit is great bang for the buck, just google some reviews, on higher overclocks it performs better than almost any other air cooler out there beating also the cheap water cooling systems (Corsair H100 etc).
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Well. I went with Coolermaster Hyper 101i. its not the best but since this chip has very limited OC capabilities I went with it. temps idle around 35-37c and load(running prime95)@stock settings never goes above 54-55c. so its doing its job. and I didn't get the pwm version but the fan running at 100% is not loud one bit..
Thanks for all the help guys.
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