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Originally Posted by charliew View Post

No man. I had that cooler. It sounds like a hairdryer on max. And even on silent PWM settings it sounds a bit, and then it really sucks at cooling. Since you cant overclock on the stock cooler and stay beneath 75c (at least thats what I experienced, and my case is really nicely ventilated) the extra $20 for a new cooler is really your only way to get the performance you payed for with the K-models.


Phanteks if you like the looks.
Noctua if looks doesnt matter. U12P-SE2 for cheap-model. D14H for the best model.
Hyper 212 if youre on a budget.
H80/H110i if money isnt an issue.

you might have what i said crossed with some one else. I gave the advise of getting the PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE witch is a beast of a cooler i have had my 2500k at 1.51 volts in a 90f degree room and never saw above 82c on the hottest core and 79 average. yes the fans could of been better but it performs hell i have turned off the fans and used it passively an never saw above 75c at 4.5ghz 1.385 volts in prime 95 blend
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Crucial Technology  Crucial Technology  WD black Lg 3d Blueray 
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