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With Intel Burn Test and Prime95 I am hitting low-mid 70's at stock.

The Intel heatsink is worthless....trust me. lol
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With Intel Burn Test and Prime95 I am hitting low-mid 70's at stock.

The Intel heatsink is worthless....trust me. lol
Sorry but I think I will trust the results that I see firsthand with my setup.

I'm not saying that the intel heatsink is amazing, but I am saying that lots, including myself, are successfully overclocking into the low 4's with good temps. Just because your setup can't do it doesn't mean it can't happen
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Okay, so I'll get a fairly cheap CPU heatsink, with a fan included, but have the fan come with a fan controller? Or should I skimp on the cooler, and put that money towards a 2500K? Most of you are saying not to, lol.

And should I also bother going down to the local hardware store and getting some thin, fairly dense foam to cover the inside of my side panels in? It'd make a fair difference, no?

Edit:

Price of the 2500 - $228
Price of the 2500K - $268
A list of the different coolers I can buy: Linky

What would you do, if you had to keep the combined price under $300?
Edited by Mxbn0 - 1/31/11 at 2:57pm
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post #14 of 16
Is there any reason you're not using your dark knight? It's not a bad cooler.

I think the 2500k is worth it over the non-k version. Most are good to 4.5GHz on very little votage increase.
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Yeah I've bitten the bullet and gone with the dark knight, was $45, and the salesman was quite good at his job, lol. I've got $60 left over from my budget in total, so I may just have to do that, I think it was an extra $40 over here for the 2500k. I was planning on ringing them tomorrow anyway just to double check the dark knight comes standard with 1156/1155 brackets.

Actually, on second thoughts, that means ill need a p67 motherboard, which is another $60.

Hmmmmm....
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post #16 of 16
Dunno if it's helpful at all , but I have a i5 2500k on an Asus p8p67 PRO with an H50 that hits 46C at 4.5 GHz with 1.30v.
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