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Best non-gargantuan cooler for 2600k @ 4.5ghz+ 24/7?

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Title says it. I am aiming at a 4.5+ 24/7 oc on my 2600k when I can finally build it (stupid recall ) but im not too keen on the whole "my heatsink weighs more than your whole pc" sized coolers. So what's the best cooler for that? Was looking at the thermalright Archon. Is that the best? How does it compare to the SA, NDH14, or Mega's?

My main reason is that I do not want the cooler to cross over the ram. At all. It's just something im nitpicky about.

Edit: For the sake of beating a dead horse, how does the archon compare to the h50/h70 in both performance and noise?
post #2 of 28
the archon is more or less on par with the best and it will be more than capable to run your 2600k @ 4,5GHz
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Archon is a tad better than the H50/70s. But it would be better if you get H50/70 as they provide more clearance for the RAM slots.
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Archon is a tad better than the H50/70s. But it would be better if you get H50/70 as they provide more clearance for the RAM slots.
Isn't the Archon supposed to give 100% clearance over the ram slots?
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Water cooling works too!
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Archon is 170mm tall. Only some cases will accommodate it. But I am waiting to see just what cooling the 2500K really needs. These 32nm chips seem to run very cool, even at 1.5v.

Personally, I'm a D14 fan. But the Silver Arrow is a wonderful cooler. It comes with two TY-140 fans, which are the best.

If you want the quiet cooling that comes with 140mm fans and freedom from RAM interference, you can get an Armageddon with tow Blue Vortex or Red Vortex fans. They too are wonderful fans.
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post #7 of 28
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I don't think my case (HAF X) will have a problem with any cooler on the market atm. But which performs better, the Archon or the Armageddon?
post #8 of 28
a70 cheap but keeps temps under 60
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post #9 of 28
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Price is not an issue lol. I would gladly spend 150$ on the best cooler i could. I just don't really wanna go into water quite yet.
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Price is not an issue lol. I would gladly spend 150$ on the best cooler i could. I just don't really wanna go into water quite yet.
what are you waiting for? dont be scared....just do it!
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