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I notice you don't have stock fans on yours. Would you say aftermarket fans are a must for 5GHz?
I like the Yate-Loon SH fans much better than the stock fans. They're less annoying sound-wise and push more air. They are not a must, but will give better load temps than the stock fans.
Edited by Sheyster - 3/18/11 at 7:50pm
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post #12 of 18
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I live in Canada. The cheapest I have seen a D14 is $90 plus shipping and the SA is about $80.
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek View Post
I live in Canada. The cheapest I have seen a D14 is $90 plus shipping and the SA is about $80.
Ah, well I would still say go for the SA for $5 more at $80. It's already one of if not the best air cooler around and can beat a H70. Unless you get lucky on ebay or a sale suddenly pops up, you're not gonna find an air cooler of that level for that price in a bit.

[edit] Unless you can get a H70 for the $75 or so don't think u can match the performance of a D14/SA at their current price, H70 will be close or equal but it will be noisier, it won't eat up as much space though, but most H70's are usually $90 USD or more from what I've seen.
Edited by yoshi245 - 3/18/11 at 8:13pm
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post #14 of 18
I live in canada and also have a 2500k

I think that if your friend is aiming at 4.5GHz, i think you should do fine with a CM Hyper 212+.

http://www.pricecanada.com/p.php/Coo...price-history/

Here's a price history to it. I got mine for $20 at NCIX. It seems to go on sale for $20 once a month, or you can pricematch it for $25 now.

I'm running 4.3ghz at 57 degrees, so hitting 4.5ghz is reasonably within its limits.


But I would think if you do aim for 5.0ghz.. go for others suggestions. Maybe use pricecanada to check prices for all-time lows or trends...etc
post #15 of 18
This makes me question how much of a performance difference is there from 4.5ghz to 5ghz on a 2500k/2600k? A70 or 212+ can get that 4.5ghz easily and if that's what your friend wants to reach, then as with my first/original suggestion, get the cheaper coolers, OC it to that level and pocket the savings for something else.
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post #16 of 18
If you are planning on overclocking so much, you want to keep your cpu cool, and in order to do that you should purchase the most expensive/best cpu cooler possible with your budget. Good Luck!
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post #17 of 18
I started with the Hyper 212+ then went to an H70. The temp drop was about 10c. I was very happy with that, so happy I decided to go to the RASA loop in my sig rig. That dropped my temps by another 15c. I am a big fan of the H70. It is on my wife's 920. my two sons have them on their machines. I live in the high desert in California where the temps get to 115F+ during the summer. Nobody should knock the H70.
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post #18 of 18
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Okay with all of your help I have convinced him to get a 212+, and then when he has a little more disposable income, to get a rasa kit. Is there a place to actually get them in Canada or do they have to be ordered from the states?
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