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Good day!

I'm planning to OC an i5 2500k to around 4.2-4.5ghz, and I wanted a good HSF that would keep it cool and hopefully make it last longer.

Here's my setup if it matters:

CPU: Intel i5 2500K
MOBO: MSI Z68A GD65 Gen 3
RAM: G-skill sniper 2x4 8gb (dual)
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 TI DS Super Clocked or HD7850
PSU: FSP Aurum 700watts
CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Case
MON: Samsung 23\" (S23A300B)

I'm looking at these three HSFs:

Cooler Master (Hyper 612 PWM)
Cooler Master (V6 GT)
Noctua (NH D14)

I know the D14 will outperform the other two, but do I really need it when OCing to just 4.5ghz?

I also heard that a good case airflow is also important, should I just get a cheaper HSF and invest on case fans instead?

The case would be a Corsair 400R. I'm planning to put 2 intake fans on the front, and one exhaust fan on the back. I'm not sure if I can still fit 2 exhaust fans on the top with the D14 installed (it's quite large, yes?)

Would be great to hear opinions regarding the 3 CPU coolers

Thanks!
post #2 of 26
Most likely you dont need anything super high end for those speeds. I run 4.5ghz 24/6 with a Hyper 212+.

Looks like the 612 is quite a beast.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Hyper-612-PWM-CPU-Cooler-Review/1398/6
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Most likely you dont need anything super high end for those speeds. I run 4.5ghz 24/6 with a Hyper 212+.
Looks like the 612 is quite a beast.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Hyper-612-PWM-CPU-Cooler-Review/1398/6

If your budget and case hardware will allow I would get the D-14. You don't need it to get to 4.2-4.5 range at all however cooler hardware last's longer. If budget or space is a concern then the Hyper 212+ Evo would be my first choice. PWM, great cooling ability... Its a wonderful cooler.
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Most likely you dont need anything super high end for those speeds. I run 4.5ghz 24/6 with a Hyper 212+.
Looks like the 612 is quite a beast.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Hyper-612-PWM-CPU-Cooler-Review/1398/6
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If your budget and case hardware will allow I would get the D-14. You don't need it to get to 4.2-4.5 range at all however cooler hardware last's longer. If budget or space is a concern then the Hyper 212+ Evo would be my first choice. PWM, great cooling ability... Its a wonderful cooler.

Thanks for the input guys. I'm also thinking about dropping the D14 in my list and buy additional case fans instead.

If it's a bit 'overkill' then I guess I'll go with the 212 or the 612 then. Which one would perform better anyway? The 212 or the 612? The price difference isn't that much.
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could always grab the a70 comes with a push pull set up ready to go!
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The D14 will take up quite some space in your case yes, I haven't seen the 400R with a D14 in it, but if there's room for 2 fans in the top, I'd have the front one as intake fan, and the rear one as exhaust.
I have a coolermaster 212-EVO cooling my cpu at 4.6ghz, and it never exceeded 70C while testing with Prime or Intel BurnTest. And it's idling at 30C, I have a room temperature of 19-20C, if that's interesting.
The graph provided in sepheroth003's post has it all in it, however this one includes the 212-EVO for comparison.

The 612 cools 1C better than the 212 in the test results.
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Thanks for the input guys. I'm also thinking about dropping the D14 in my list and buy additional case fans instead.
If it's a bit 'overkill' then I guess I'll go with the 212 or the 612 then. Which one would perform better anyway? The 212 or the 612? The price difference isn't that much.

The difference is going to be marginal... Margin of error could explain any difference between the two.
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^This.
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These are all helpful advices, thanks mates.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Zalman-CNPS12X-CPU-Cooler-Review/1434/6

The 212's performance is close to the D14's, is that right?

So there isn't really much gain from the 612 compared to the 212?
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The difference is going to be marginal... Margin of error could explain any difference between the two.

I'm sorry what do you mean by that
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