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Legitimately have not got a clue what I would be doing but i am sick of the inefficient and noisy stock cooling on this thing,
I'd want to replace the cooling with as little as much hassle with the mobo purely due to lack of experience and cash to replace anything that goes wrong.
It's an LGA1155 socket and I would just like to know if anyone has any experience with an easy to fit cooler that is quiet and preferably cheap.
Also if there are any issues that might ensue such as the stock cooler being a pain to remove etc.
I'm vaguely aware that thermal paste exists I don't know whats good though.
If there are any details you need to help then by all means ask away.
Idk what rep is ima assume it's good and will just hand it out to helpful posters.
Thanks in advance.
    
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get mx-2 thermal paste and a 212 evo cooler. total cost = ~$40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020
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the CM evo is a great cooler, i can do 4.5GHz stable on my CPU withe idle temps in the lower to mid 30"s and load with P95 in the 70's (Degree C).. MX-4 paste is good a recommended alot tho i used just the stock paste lol. fans i have 2 CM blademasters in push pull tho there is maybe a 2 degree difference between push pull and pull.

like all big air-coolers installation can be a PITA but thats just me lol..

use rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth to clean of the paste on your cpu hsf after you remove your stock cooler and use a rice size grain of paste an let the cooler spread it. this basically goes for whatever cooler you decide on smile.gif
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Like everyone else said, the Hyper 212+ EVO is the gold-standard for cheap cooling. The thermal paste that comes with it is pretty good, so no need to buy anything extra.
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MX-4 or MX-2 paste and an Evo. Use the slickdeals link mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by SammichThyme View Post

MX-4 or MX-2 paste and an Evo. Use the slickdeals link mentioned above.

mx-4 is really hard to work with and is only a 1-2 degree difference. since he is new to building pc's i think mx-2 is the better option for him
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Thanks guys, I'll be looking into this evo, i can get it for around £25 or $39 as I am based in the UK, should've mentioned that. But still I'm willing to pay that, the thermal paste is around $5.

http://www.ebuyer.com/135613-arctic-cooling-mx-2-thermal-compound-ac-mx2

http://www.ebuyer.com/288855-coolermaster-hyper-212-evo-rr-212e-16pk-r1?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

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Originally Posted by Squayle View Post

Thanks guys, I'll be looking into this evo, i can get it for around £25 or $39 as I am based in the UK, should've mentioned that. But still I'm willing to pay that, the thermal paste is around $5.

http://www.ebuyer.com/135613-arctic-cooling-mx-2-thermal-compound-ac-mx2

http://www.ebuyer.com/288855-coolermaster-hyper-212-evo-rr-212e-16pk-r1?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

Are these the right items?

that is the right items... you can use the stock fan or look at something like the CM blademaster if you like
http://www.ebuyer.com/221740-coolermaster-blademaster-case-fan-120x25mm-black-pwm-hyper-212-fan-r4-bmbs-20pk-r0

scythe GT's are also good with this cooler smile.gif
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