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Need a cooler for i7-2600k, will be overclocking.

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Hello everyone. As you can see in my sig rig I'm building my SB build in early May. As for cooler I had my mind set on the Corsair H70, but from looking at reviews and reading replies it won't be great for maintaining decent temperatures after a decent overclock.

Can anyone recommend me a great air cooler that will be able to handle an i7-2600k for 24/7 use? I will be overclocking to 4.0ghz+, depending on how far I can go. It also needs to be able to fit in the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe LGA 1155 motherboard. The heatsinks are fairly large on the board.

Budget for a cooler? I'm not interested in spending more than $70-100.

**This is still a budget build in a sense, water cooling is out of the question**
post #2 of 23
Noctua NH-D14?
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212+ For a budget cooler. Noctua D14 or Silver Arrow for high end air coolers. Also, the H70 wouldn't be a terrible choice. You'll be able to get your sandy close to 5GHz with it, maybe even to it.
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212+ For a budget cooler. Noctua D14 or Silver Arrow for high end air coolers. Also, the H70 wouldn't be a terrible choice. You'll be able to get your sandy close to 5GHz with it, maybe even to it.
Seriously? Wow, then I might just stick to the H70. I read on OCN that it was a horrible/overrated cooler for its cost.

Thanks for the air suggestions, by the way.
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The reason people bash it is because it is "fake" water cooling. "Why get the H70 when top of the line air coolers beat it?"

But yea, it only loses out to the top air coolers by a few degrees, it'll do your sandy just fine.
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The reason people bash it is because it is "fake" water cooling. "Why get the H70 when top of the line air coolers beat it?"

But yea, it only loses out to the top air coolers by a few degrees, it'll do your sandy just fine.
Really appreciate your help, man. I'll stick to the H70. It'll probably be easier to fit the H70 on the Asus mobo rather than a Noctua anyways, I heard the Noctua is a huge cooler.
post #7 of 23
Don't you have a H60 as in your sig rig?
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You don't need a crazy good air cooler or even water cooling to get high clocks on sandy bridge. Take it from a guy who has been there, and bought the expensive stuff, only to find out it was totally overkill. My scythe mugen 2 keeps my 2500k @ 4.6ghz w/ 1.332v @ 60c when folding.

By the way, the H70 is pretty loud, so are most of corsairs coolers, so even though the performance might be close, the noise levels are much higher.
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Don't you have a H60 as in your sig rig?
I was going to go H60, but it's not released yet.

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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
You don't need a crazy good air cooler or even water cooling to get high clocks on sandy bridge. Take it from a guy who has been there, and bought the expensive stuff, only to find out it was totally overkill. My scythe mugen 2 keeps my 2500k @ 4.6ghz w/ 1.332v @ 60c when folding.
Thanks for the peace of mind. I'll go either H60/70. Probably H60 since it'll be cheaper and might not be worse than the H70 by too much.

We'll see at reviews when it launches
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If you already have an H70, just use that. The fans on the D14 are quieter than the H70 though.
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