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CPU cooler for old system (i5 750)

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Hi guys,

I have a 4 year old system :

CPU : Core i5 750
Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3P
Memory : G-Skill Ripjaw 2x2GB (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL PC3-12)
Cooling : Stock
Casing : Lancool K62
Graphic Card : Palit GTX285 1GB DDR3


I was mainly using it for hackintosh and gaming, before I got busy.
Now I want to go back using it, but not spending that much money on a completely new rig.

So my plan is :
- Overclock the i5 750 to 3,8-4,0 ghz range
- Buy new videocard (thinking about gtx 970)
- Profit

I just want to overclock it to keep up with the new gpu I planned to buy.
Maybe in the future, I can start upgrade the rest of the part.

So my question is, what is the best value cpu cooler that's going to get me to 4 ghz range? I'm thinking about the cooler master hyper 212x right now, would that suffice?

Cheers.
    
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post #2 of 7
It will work fine for you.
post #3 of 7
The Cooler Master 212 is probably the best cooler under $50. Certainly worth the $30ish price tag.

If you wanted better performance and was willing to increase your budget, there is the Noctua NH-D14 and D15, Phanteks tc14pe, Thermalright Silver Arrow, and Cryorig r1. There are also some decent AIO liquid coolers too. If your interested in any of these and need more info, just ask. There are many members that can give advice.

Back to your inquiry, the 212 is a great option .
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It will work fine for you.

great!

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Originally Posted by Depauville Kid View Post

The Cooler Master 212 is probably the best cooler under $50. Certainly worth the $30ish price tag.

If you wanted better performance and was willing to increase your budget, there is the Noctua NH-D14 and D15, Phanteks tc14pe, Thermalright Silver Arrow, and Cryorig r1. There are also some decent AIO liquid coolers too. If your interested in any of these and need more info, just ask. There are many members that can give advice.

Back to your inquiry, the 212 is a great option .

Thanks for the other options, unfortunately they are out of my price range. Actually I'm trying to find cheaper option that will take me to 4.0 ghz if it's possible. Going to save the money to buy the better GPUs. If not I think the 212 will suit my needs pefectly.

edit : OOT, but is the thermal paste provided by cooler master decent? Or should I buy something like arctic sliver 5? (which kind of expensive at 8 bucks).
Edited by dzigg - 1/11/15 at 8:53pm
    
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intel i5 750 Gigabyte P55 UD3P Palit Geforce GTX 285 G-SKILL RIPJAW 4 GB GAMING SERIES PC3-12800 
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Corsair SSD Western Digital Green Western Digital Blue LG DVD RW Combo 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Cooler Master 212x Turbo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OSX Lion 10.7.2 Asus VN247H 
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Corsair SSD Western Digital Green Western Digital Blue LG DVD RW Combo 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Cooler Master 212x Turbo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OSX Lion 10.7.2 Asus VN247H 
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I like the stock CM paste. You can buy MX2 later, if want to save a couple more degrees.
post #6 of 7
I use two thermal compounds that are excellent. Tuniq TX-2 and TX-4 are in my opinion the best available. They are pricey. The other cheaper option is Promilatech PK-1. It's cheaper than just about any mainstream brands, but out performs just about all of them. In my opinion, it's one if the best kept secrets in thermal compound.
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I like the stock CM paste. You can buy MX2 later, if want to save a couple more degrees.

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Originally Posted by Depauville Kid View Post

I use two thermal compounds that are excellent. Tuniq TX-2 and TX-4 are in my opinion the best available. They are pricey. The other cheaper option is Promilatech PK-1. It's cheaper than just about any mainstream brands, but out performs just about all of them. In my opinion, it's one if the best kept secrets in thermal compound.

let me let a look at the prices in the local shops. If it's in my budget I'll try em, if not I'll just use the stock CM paste for now. Thanks guys!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 750 Gigabyte P55 UD3P Palit Geforce GTX 285 G-SKILL RIPJAW 4 GB GAMING SERIES PC3-12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair SSD Western Digital Green Western Digital Blue LG DVD RW Combo 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Cooler Master 212x Turbo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OSX Lion 10.7.2 Asus VN247H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Apple Keyboard Aerocool V12XT-600 Lancool Dragonlord K62 Razer Orochi 
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Corsair SSD Western Digital Green Western Digital Blue LG DVD RW Combo 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Cooler Master 212x Turbo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OSX Lion 10.7.2 Asus VN247H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Apple Keyboard Aerocool V12XT-600 Lancool Dragonlord K62 Razer Orochi 
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