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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**
The H70 is a great choice and you certainly won't have to worry about it interfering with your motherboard heatsinks or ram. If the H70 doesn't cool your processor well enough, you need to be thinking of going custom watercooling, not big air. Inside a case, the h70 and NH-D14 are within a degree or two of each other. I can assure you the h70 will handle the i7-2600k up to about 4.8GHz with HT on.

Honestly, if you want to run 4.8+ 24/7, I would highly recommend the Rasa RS240 kit. It will run at least 10 degrees cooler than the h70. Of course you will need a case that can fit a dual radiator. Regardless of what some people are saying, these chips do get hot - especially with AVX. So buy a really good cooler - "any cooler" just isn't going to cut it.
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h- anything will be fine for your build. the only thing about the h series coolers is you always end up buying better fans for it. which will jack the price another $20-40. as for the d14-silver arrow, you can't have tall heatspeaders on your ram. with all that being said, theres alot cheaper chioces for cpu cooling.
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The H70 is a great choice and you certainly won't have to worry about it interfering with your motherboard heatsinks or ram. If the H70 doesn't cool your processor well enough, you need to be thinking of going custom watercooling, not big air. Inside a case, the h70 and NH-D14 are within a degree or two of each other. I can assure you the h70 will handle the i7-2600k up to about 4.8GHz with HT on.

Honestly, if you want to run 4.8+ 24/7, I would highly recommend the Rasa RS240 kit. It will run at least 10 degrees cooler than the h70. Of course you will need a case that can fit a dual radiator. Regardless of what some people are saying, these chips do get hot - especially with AVX. So buy a really good cooler - "any cooler" just isn't going to cut it.
Very awesome, thank you for the detailed reply. And yes, I'll just be sticking to the H70 and reading replies from you guys and watching benchmark videos.
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