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post #1 of 30
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Hey guys,

I'm building a new gaming rig tomorrow and I'm contemplating getting a CPU cooler for my 3570k. I'm probably gona do just a little overclocking in the future, nothing hardcore. Do you guys have any coolers to recommend?

Thanks!
post #2 of 30
The Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is probably the best budget cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
post #3 of 30
how quiet is it supposed to be?

You can get the Deep Cool Assassin for 40$ at the moment. Wich is an absolute bargain.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33412
Edited by Elohim - 1/12/13 at 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by RX7-2nr View Post

The Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is probably the best budget cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Even cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0

When on sale, it goes down to $15 AR.

The Deep Cool Assassin (or any twin-tower CPU cooler) might be a bit overkill for a little overclocking.
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post #5 of 30
I would recommend the Hyper 212 Evo over the plus, but it is really a matter of personal opinion. They have different base designs, so you choose the one that you like the best.
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The Deep Cool Assassin (or any twin-tower CPU cooler) might be a bit overkill for a little overclocking.

A better cooler can never be overkill imo especially if it's only 10$ more than a "crappy" budget cooler.
Even if it's only for more quietness, a way better mounting system, way better build quality or the second fan wich you could use as a case fan.
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post #7 of 30
Cooler "overkill" is only having a cooler that does the job easier and quieter. Simple as.
post #8 of 30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118128. That's what i would go for,efficient, silent,will do the trick for moderate OC.
   
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post #9 of 30
There is a new version of the Hyper Evo 212 coming out soon its called the Hyper 212X

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post #10 of 30
If you can afford the Deep Cool Assassin get it. There is nothing nicer than seeing 54c CPU temp at 1000rpm in a 23c quiet room when you are working your system at 100% load for a couple of hours while you are reading a good book... and you don't know when the work in done because you can't hear any difference it the sound of your computer. thumb.gif
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