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Nope, not near a microcenter

I have my monies though so if it pops up on newegg I'm gonna get it this weekend.
    
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Nope, not near a microcenter

I have my monies though so if it pops up on newegg I'm gonna get it this weekend.
Cool! I'm sure NewEgg prices will be among the most reasonable. They usually are.
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What CPU cooler would you guys recommend for a i5 2500k I plan on OCing as far as I can go?

I have been looking at this as a budget cooler- Coolermaster 212+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

or the Corsair h50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20h50

Should I just go with the 212+ or would the h50 be a lot better? Thanks.
Imo the prolimatech megahalems for $52 shipped is a better deal than anything listed above.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...V-B-CPU-Cooler

Use code hello2011 at checkout
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But you still have to buy fans for the prolimatech megahalems.

The fans that come with the Noctua NH-D14 for example are $20 - $25 EACH fan, and it comes with 2 fans.

The NH-D14 has been proven to be the best cooler, and the Thermalright is neck and neck with it.
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Buy 2 high speed yateloons from jabtech for $13 shipped still cheaper, plus someone from xs.org said his noctua hs blocks a ram slot i forget which model he had

Ehume did a review here saying either 1 sanace fan or 2 high speed yates are the best fans to pair up w/ the megahalems and this is out of like 60+ fans
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Booo air cooling is so 1995.

    
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Water cooling and above doesnt yield better results with sandy
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That's cause I haven't overclocked it yet
    
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But you still have to buy fans for the prolimatech megahalems.

The fans that come with the Noctua NH-D14 for example are $20 - $25 EACH fan, and it comes with 2 fans.

The NH-D14 has been proven to be the best cooler, and the Thermalright is neck and neck with it.
That Noctua looks pretty sweet. Might have to go with that. Thanks for the links.
    
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Buy 2 high speed yateloons from jabtech for $13 shipped still cheaper, plus someone from xs.org said his noctua hs blocks a ram slot i forget which model he had

Ehume did a review here saying either 1 sanace fan or 2 high speed yates are the best fans to pair up w/ the megahalems and this is out of like 60+ fans
are we really going to get into an air cooler debate?

1. Check to make sure the RAM is compatible. The one with the high heat sinks wouldn't be. Plus, you can also point the cooler towards the top of the case, and the RAM wouldn't be an issue.

$26 shipped is still $78. Buying separate fans and all, and do they come with the accessories to place the fan onto the cooler?. So you're saving $7 in the end?

Personally, I'd rather buy 1 complete unit, that already comes with great quiet fans, and the accessories. Look up reviews for both coolers, I guarantee you the NH-D14 is the best.

Plus, that amazon link has a used NH-D14 for $65, which is an awesome deal.
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