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I want to overclock an 2500k to just about 4.5ghz(or more, as far as the cooler will let me) with reasonably safe temps. What's the cheapest air cooler that lets me do so?
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Originally Posted by Nebster View Post

I want to overclock an 2500k to just about 4.5ghz(or more, as far as the cooler will let me) with reasonably safe temps. What's the cheapest air cooler that lets me do so?

if u want cheap n decent.
Zalman.
or Coolmaster V8- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055
or this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

it can give u to 4.5 easily..
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post #5 of 14
Defiantly the Hyper 212+ its only $19.99
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post #6 of 14
A CM hyper 212 + ( or evo) and the Enermax ETS-T40 should be able to do the job and could always add better fans to them later on! =)
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+1 on the Hyper 212
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post #8 of 14
They Hyper would be the absolute cheapest and would get you there. My Mugen 2 was only $28 when I got it, not sure what they go for now, if they even still sell them. It will easily outperform a Hyper 212+, but will probably be about $10-15 higher.

Edit: A quick google showed a Mugen 2 for as little as $20 now. Not sure if new or a reliable site though, just skimmed real fast.
Edited by Strat79 - 5/14/12 at 12:19am
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I paid 24 dollars for my a70. With my 2500k at 4.5, I run 60c during prime95 and 70c during ibt with avx. I've also had my a70 for roughly 2 years with
0 problems.
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post #10 of 14
I use a 212+ and currently run my 2500K at 4.5GHz as a 24/7 OC.

Temps never go past 70ºC with a 25ºC ambient temp.
 
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