Originally Posted by TheSpartan
Will probably go with the H50, thanks
Are you trying to push the price down, trying to save space in your case or both?
The H50 is more than enough for Sandybridge overclocks too.
You could easily get away with something like this:
And any would be more than enough to keep any sandybridgeK processor cool and happy running up to 5ghz. Frankly ANY cpu cooler that even looks like it's more elaborate than the tiny stock coolers that come with many processors (the little circular ones with a like 30mm fan) will likely do an acceptable job.
From everything I've read, you could slap this on and be fine:
It's very small, and might be louder due to the fan size, but it will work. By no means am I recommending this, as you should really go fore something $10 more and much larger and quieter, but for establishing context, you don't need to spend much or mount huge coolers for your overclock.
Anyways - you have many options with Sandy processors, as they appear to hit an overclock wall well before temps become an issue.
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