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post #11 of 42
ok, i didn't pay too much attention to the CPU.

So, in that case.. if you want to be able to move the whole contraption you have to avoid big heavy tower coolers... which leaves AIO..

Now things like the Asetek & CoolIt variants like the Corsair 100i and other similar junk out there barely perform better as an air cooling solution...

Which leaves: Swiftech H-2x0-X , the Alphacool/Coolermaster eisberg, and the new EK Predator

It doesnt make sense to fork over around $400,- for a cpu and then skimp on the cooling; its like getting a pair of 980TI's and then use a single 14" 1280x1024 monitor smile.gif
Adequate is false economy smile.gif
post #12 of 42
Well i have the 5820k and i try 3 cooler .. D14 & H105 & H110I GT

the D14 loses the control over the temp > 1.200v & the H105 keep the temp within the limit up to 1.3v but the fans will be +80% ( Push/pull )

the H110I GT control the temp like a boss! even @1.35v the temp stay mid 70s and the fans around 50% thumb.gif
   
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post #13 of 42
If your case will handle it, that TRUE 140 is probably the best bang for the buck. Can't touch it for under $50 that I know of. The Noctua coolers are a little better, but a lot more expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608041
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608045
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post #14 of 42
i have a CM 212 EVO on my 5820k, temps are mid-60s pushing 12 threads in BOINC @ 4.0 Ghz. Thats with an ambient around 20C, my case is a Antec 305 with plenty of fans, so decent ventilation.

I haven't tried to push it further, maybe with cooler weather I will, but its a beast at 4.0. The cooler was $20 after rebate with free shipping when I got it. I think they are usually around $35,

I also tried a Corsair H60, and it was no better than the CM 212 EVO, and its noisier when you aren't pushing the system due to the pump.
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post #15 of 42
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

true140 is a nice cooler, however, it's also a very tall cooler. unless we know what case the cooler is going into. it's irresponsible to recommend something that may not fit inside OP's case biggrin.gif
New TRUE Spirit 140 rev.A is only 165mm tall and offset so it's is only 69mm center CPU toward PCIe socket .. and it's $39.95 plus post from Nan's
http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TS-140-BW-RevA-TY147A
$49.90 from Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O6AEQNW?keywords=true%20spirit%20140%20rev.a&qid=1444338068&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
post #16 of 42
well... kinda doubt OP is even with us anymore since it's been almost 3 days since his last post...
post #17 of 42
I got best bang for buck when I found an extra Zalman Cnps9900 MAx in the closet and bought a mounting kit for $10. Should tie me over until I setup my water block.
Just know that old heatsinks are limited in their mounting orientation and also a real pain to fasten the screws but for me using an old heatsink worked.
post #18 of 42
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Originally Posted by davidm71 View Post

I got best bang for buck when I found an extra Zalman Cnps9900 MAx in the closet and bought a mounting kit for $10. Should tie me over until I setup my water block.
Just know that old heatsinks are limited in their mounting orientation and also a real pain to fasten the screws but for me using an old heatsink worked.
how are your temps with it?
is it noisy?
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post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by SirWaWa View Post

how are your temps with it?
is it noisy?

As far as I can tell its a little bit noticeable at full speed but its not bad really. Newegg has the CNPS9900 Max on sale for $20 after rebate
and it comes with 2011/2011v3 compatible mounting hardware. I would get one for $20. Its a steal. Only thing is the mounting orientation
is only in the vertical way and not horizontal because of the size of the cpu latch on the motherboard. Here are my temps at 3800mhz 1.2v.
Ambient at 71 degrees F.



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post #20 of 42
you just talked me into getting one of those zalmans for a i7-2600K.

well you and guru 3D biggrin.gif
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