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Hi All

Just got a i5 2500K and Im looking at getting an aftermarket HSF. Which is the best now a days? I want something quiet but also good for overclocking/good temps.

Back in the day when I last looked at buying a cooler, the Megahalems were the best, but that was a few years ago now, so Im open to any new suggestions.

Cheers
post #2 of 8
I have the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ and have been very happy with it.

I had it on my AMD build and just reused it on my Intel build.
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Originally Posted by Stilldawn View Post

Hi All
Just got a i5 2500K and Im looking at getting an aftermarket HSF. Which is the best now a days? I want something quiet but also good for overclocking/good temps.
Back in the day when I last looked at buying a cooler, the Megahalems were the best, but that was a few years ago now, so Im open to any new suggestions.
Cheers

Phantek's new cooler, D-14 and Silver Arrow at the king. I have seen the Silver Arrow(my cooler) and the D-14 in person they are both epic but I like the Arrow better. If you dont want a large tower cooler You can check out the Archon Rev B. Its right behind the Silver Arrow but is only a single tower so you dont have to worry about RAM size. Good Luck!
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Megahalems, cooler, D-14 and Silver Arrow
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Megahalems are still pretty good,
though have a loook at the following
Noctua NH-D14
Thermaltake Silverarrow..

Coolermaster hyper 212+ or EVO
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I can get the 212 Evo for like half the price of the Megahalems? Are they better? Can they take another fan?
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I'm re-running the Thermaltake Spin Q on my i7. It was on my Core2Quad and I was able to go from 2.4 to 3.4 stable @ 66c max. Check my sig - I top out @ 65c on this 2700k. I also have the side of my case permanently removed.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

Megahalems are still pretty good,
though have a loook at the following
Noctua NH-D14
Thermaltake Silverarrow..
Coolermaster hyper 212+ with 2nd CM blade master 120 or EVO
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