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CPU air cooler for oc' i5 760

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi everybody,

I need your help smile.gif

I'd like to oc my cpu and I'm looking for a CPU air cooler (currently owning the intel stock one).
It would be the first time I oc something ^^.

I have all 4 ram slots occupied by high profile ram sticks.

My goal is to oc the cpu so that I only need a new GPU to play the latest games ^^

Can you guys suggest something for my needs ?
Thank you




CPU: Intel Core i5 760 (LGA 1156, 2.80GHz)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3, Intel P55, LGA1156, CFX (ATX)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws (4x 2GB, DDR3-1333, DIMM 240)

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-550VX, 550W, ATX2.2/EPS, 80Plus

CASE: Cooler Master RC-692 CM 690 II Advanced

GPU: GTX-460 GS 1GB DDR5, PCI-E 2.0 x16
post #2 of 15
Find a second-hand Scythe Ninja 3, they are dirt-cheap these days and are one of the best performing air coolers in the history of air coolers, especially when fanned properly smile.gif
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post #3 of 15
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Hi, unfortunately I can't find the Ninja3 here in Switzerland.

The price is not really an issue but I wouldn't like to spend money for something "too big" for my needs.

The problem is finding a cooler that let the first ram slot free.
I found this one: "be quiet Shadow Rock Slim". Would it be enough for my needs ? Or should I go for the high-end ones like the Cryorig R1 Universal ?

EDIT: I found the Ninja3 but it's not compatible with high profile ram sticks
Edited by Derek88 - 10/7/15 at 9:04am
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Derek88 View Post

Hi, unfortunately I can't find the Ninja3 here in Switzerland.

The price is not really an issue but I wouldn't like to spend money for something "too big" for my needs.

The problem is finding a cooler that let the first ram slot free.
I found this one: "be quiet Shadow Rock Slim". Would it be enough for my needs ? Or should I go for the high-end ones like the Cryorig R1 Universal ?

EDIT: I found the Ninja3 but it's not compatible with high profile ram sticks

lets start by telling us what brands are available to you. you are in EU so i'm assuming thermalright, deepcool, noctua and i guess scythe? what about silvestone or phanteks?

with your case you can have up to 177mm HSF clearance so that's not an issue if you decide to go with the best cooler possible and your mobo also support wide HSF so no issues there. the question now is how much you are willing to invest in a cooler. a high quality cooler is a long term investment. it one of the few components that does not change from build to build so when you are ready to retire your current system, you can just take your HSF out and put it into your new system. for that purpose i would recommend noctua since they have the free mounting kit support. if you ever decide to go with a socket 1151 or 2011, or anything that comes out in the future, noctua will supply the mounting kit free of charge. so as it stands, the NH-D15 is a good cooler to consider for future-proofing.
post #5 of 15
Depending on your budget, the Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 start around €45.00. Very good cooler for the money. Alpenfohn Matterhorn Pure is about €35.00

As psyclum said, what brands are available there?
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi, thank you for the reply.

We have all the popular brands but "deepcool".

I think I'll take your advice and go for a high quality cooler.
I believe the ones with excellent ram compatibility are:

D15
D15S
R1 Universal

Other high-end coolers I can find are:

R1 Ultimate
V8 GTS
Phanteks PH TC14PE
Dark rock pro 3
"All the Noctua coolers"


I'm leaning towards the D15/ D15S. Is the R1 Universal an acceptable alternative?

EDIT: @doyll: the Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 is not available. The Alpenfohn Matterhorn Pure I read is not compatible with high profile ram.
Edited by Derek88 - 10/7/15 at 12:23pm
post #7 of 15
i recommend the D15 simply for the noctua's free mounting kit upgrade.

here is a direct quote from their website
Quote:
We provide mounting upgrades for Noctua CPU coolers free of charge, so if you would like to continue using your Noctua cooler on a new socket, we will send you a new mounting kit at no additional cost. For ordering our mounting kits, a proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and hardware components corresponding to the specific kit are required.

The following kits are currently available:

NM-I2011 Mounting-Kit: Upgrades older Noctua CPU coolers to LGA2011.
NM-i115x Mounting-Kit: Upgrades older Noctua CPU coolers to LGA1156/1155/1150 & LGA1366.
NM-I3 Mounting-Kit: Upgrades Noctua CPU coolers to LGA1366 & LGA775.
NM-A90 Upgrade-Kit: Makes it possible to install NH-U12P SE2 and NH-U9B SE2 CPU coolers turned by 90° on AMD motherboards.

source: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=support&lng=en

not saying noctua is "better" then thermalright, cryorig, or phanteks, but the fact that they understand the cooler is a long term investment and support that philosophy by offering mounting upgrades to support their product tells me the company believes in their product and is willing to put their $ where their mouth is. this is a very simple promise that shows alot of character in how the company operates. IMO, it's a competitive advantage that puts them over other similarly performing coolers at the same price range.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

i recommend the D15 simply for the noctua's free mounting kit upgrade.

here is a direct quote from their website
source: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=support&lng=en

not saying noctua is "better" then thermalright, cryorig, or phanteks, but the fact that they understand the cooler is a long term investment and support that philosophy by offering mounting upgrades to support their product tells me the company believes in their product and is willing to put their $ where their mouth is. this is a very simple promise that shows alot of character in how the company operates. IMO, it's a competitive advantage that puts them over other similarly performing coolers at the same price range.

I don't see the Noctua's free mount upgrade as a sale breaker.

While Noctua is only one doing free mounting upgrades long term, Phanteks and Cryorg seem to be following the same way with 2011 upgrades and Thermalright have upgrade kits at reason prices if needed.
post #9 of 15
for me it's more of a philosophical stance rather then the cost issue. shipping and handling is likely going to be as much as the kit itself anyway biggrin.gif it's a matter of corporate philosophy of standing behind their product for the long run. it's a rare trait in the computer industry these days... by offering the mounting kit upgrades, that means more to me then a "lifetime warranty". since that warranty never cover wear and tear parts like the fan and effectively it's impossible to break a heatsink unless it's an abuse issue which is not covered under the warranty in the 1st place. "lifetime warranty" is just a marketing term for idiots biggrin.gif

at the end of the day, it tells me noctua is willing to stand by their product over the long term. it doesn't mean that people aren't going to buy newer and bigger coolers from them, but they stand behind everything they put out for the long run. company like that (especially in the computer industry) deserves my recommendation. unless another company/product is significantly better/cheaper then noctua, then i would recommend noctua over the other company because they are willing to stand with you through the test of time. it's something that is very simple, but other companies value that $10 kit over the goodwill they get from offering an upgrade that most people don't even know about and even fewer actually take them up on the offer smile.gif
post #10 of 15
Basically it boils down to customer support, and Noctua has a proven record of giving fantastic customer support. thumb.gif

So far Phanteks and now Cryorig are also giving good customer support, but they are both relatively new companies.

I have had very good support from Thermalright too, and they have been in business for a long time.
be quiet! is also good.
I have no experience with Scythe, Alpenfohn, Prolimatech, Silverstone, etc.
Edited by doyll - 10/9/15 at 2:30am
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