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Intel I5-3570K overclock stock cooler vs aftermarket?

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I have just started doing some minor overclocking for the first time.
currently i have gotten my CPU up to 4.2GHZ on the stock cooler. I haven't done any major stress testing (Prime95 and the like), but i have been playing games using this OC for over a month with no issues.
Im wondering what kind of improvement i could get from moving to an aftermarket cooler.

I have a few requirements for an aftermarket cooler if i get one.

1. must be quieter than stock cooler at full speed.
2. must be sturdy/light enough to allow for me to move the PC to LAN parties and just generally around the house without stressing the MOBO.
3. must allow for replacement fans.
4. must be 3 or 4 pin so that i can control the fan speed using my MOBO.

I was looking at the cooler master hyper 212 evo, but may be willing to increase my price range if given enough reason.

Current Setup:
I5-3570K (stock cooler) OC 4.2GHZ
ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Corsair 16GB Vengence memory
500GB Samsung SSD 840 series
2 200MM fans (one top, 1 front)
1 120 MM fan (back)
2 GTX 660 SLI (EVGA, and MSI)
Cooler master HAF 912
Corsair HX650
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The H212 Evo is a great little cooler, you could get a great quiet performing setup if you stuck on a good fan. Would recommend any BeQuiet fan or a Noiseblocker M12.

The cooler and aftermarket fan would benefit a lot for quiet computing, Though you probably won't get much performance gain past 4.4Ghz in most games.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K MSI Z77 Mpower Asus GTX 980 8Gb Mushkin Redline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 120gb WD Green 1tb slim slot load drive Noctua NHD14 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows 7 Ultimate QNIX Qx2710 @ 96hz Ducky Shine 3, MX Blacks, Magenta Silverstone RV04 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Mionix Castor Glorious XXL Extended Mouse Mat AudioTechnica AD900 Xonar DSX 
AudioOther
Antlion ModMic 4.0 Vortex Doubleshot Backlit Keycaps 
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mmm Silverstone AR03 or Prolimatech Megahalems with good fans
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$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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