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My roommate just put together a new rig that I helped her with, and I decided not to grab her a 2500k since she has no reason to overclock, so I got a standard 2500. Stock coolers, as we all know are kind of meh, so I was wondering what cooler would work well in a mid tower case with a side 200mm fan? Something probably under $50.
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Originally Posted by Seanalexnutt View Post

My roommate just put together a new rig that I helped her with, and I decided not to grab her a 2500k since she has no reason to overclock, so I got a standard 2500. Stock coolers, as we all know are kind of meh, so I was wondering what cooler would work well in a mid tower case with a side 200mm fan? Something probably under $50.

how much clearance do you have?
how big a cooler can you put in?
    
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Probably nothing bigger than 92mm to be honest. It's an Apevia X-Trooper mid tower case. So it has two rear water cooler hose holes.
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I've been eyeing the Cooler Master Hyper N 520, Reviews seem pretty decent.
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I am using this one right here!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118093

works very well!

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it should work tbh since she won't OC, honestly, take out the side fan and put in a hyper 212+, its cheap and super awesome. since nothing crazy is going on that side fan isn't that necessary
   
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If she's not overclocking, you don't even need an aftermarket cooler. Just pop the stock on there and let it be smile.gif
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it should work tbh since she won't OC, honestly, take out the side fan and put in a hyper 212+, its cheap and super awesome. since nothing crazy is going on that side fan isn't that necessary

Side fans are often not beneficial since they can interrupt the normal path of airflow, unless your using a downdraft type cooler. Like these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185174

Which you might consider.

Otherwise this would work for a 92mm: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233081

Or if you want to keep it cheap the always classic: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch_v3.asp?scriteria=AA77198
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post #9 of 9
Just use the aftermarket as bobotheklown said, if you're not overclocking it'll work just fine.
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