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i just ordered the thermaltake nic c5 cpu cooler did i make a good decision ?

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I ordered a i7 4770k from staples on Saturday because they price matched micro center the price was $250 + tax the total came to $265 it will arrive this Friday . and today I ordered the asus z87 rog hero for $200 and the thermaltake nic c5 for $55 from newegg.com with free 2 day shipping with the shop runner program free trial . the total for every thing came to $520 did I make a good decision on my purchase ? or would you have ordered some thing different with the money I spent ? and is the thermaltake nic c5 cpu cooler good for overclocking ?
    
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I didn't know the cooler, but from the reviews I found and skimmed, it seems to be alright, might be fair performance for the price you paid for it. I would have probably instead bought Thermalright HR-02 Macho on amazon.com for $50 just because that's guaranteed solid performance but you probably didn't choose badly.
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Proc + mobo is great setup!

Cooler is way better than stock intel, but there are better options ofcourse.

But it depends on what you want. If you just play games, don't worry at all.

If you want to (try) overclocking, don't worry either, you just cannot go as high as a premium cooler.

But in the end you first have to reach that high frequency and be stable, before your temp is the problem.

Go for it, and if you feel sad afterwards... don't worry becausde if you bought a premium piece (and also way more money) that'll be old also one day...
   
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Looks decent, but probably overpriced at $55. 5-6mm heat pipes, nickle plated base, comes with two fans, which is nice. You can OC with it no problem, just monitor your temps, like any cooler. Easy peasy.

And if you're going for a red theme, this cooler will look AWESOME! GL with the build!
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