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Hi, I'm building a new rig in about a week with a i5 2500k, that I intend on OC'ing to 4.3GHz or more if stable enough, but I don't really know what cooler to get, I have a limit of $50 Aud for it.

currently looking at the Xigmatek Red Scorpion

any suggestions?

Site I'm buying from: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=207_23_845&vk_sort=1
Edited by dragneel - 3/19/11 at 12:55am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.2Ghz Asrock P67 Pro3 Asus Dual OC GTX 1070 Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB @ c10 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
250GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Blue Corsair H55 BenQ BL2420PT 24" 1440p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S TKL W/ Reds Silverstone Strider Platinum 550W NZXT S340 Elite (White) SteelSeries Rival 100 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen R7 1700 Gigabyte AX370 Gaming 5 Asus Dual OC GTX 1070 G.Skill FlareX 16GB @C14 3200Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB  WD Blue 1TB AMD Wraith Spire BenQ BL2420PT 1440p 24" IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S TKL w/ Reds Silverstone Strider Platinum 550W NZXT S340 Elite (white) SteelSeries Rival 100 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Pro3 R9 280 @ 1100/1300 8GB Corsair Vengeance c9 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
64GB Crucial M4 SSD Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo BenQ VZ2350HM 24" 1080p IPS 
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Antec HCG 520W Corsair Carbide 500R 
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Nevermind. I'm just going to get the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
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i5 2500k @ 4.2Ghz Asrock P67 Pro3 Asus Dual OC GTX 1070 Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB @ c10 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
250GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Blue Corsair H55 BenQ BL2420PT 24" 1440p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S TKL W/ Reds Silverstone Strider Platinum 550W NZXT S340 Elite (White) SteelSeries Rival 100 
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AMD Ryzen R7 1700 Gigabyte AX370 Gaming 5 Asus Dual OC GTX 1070 G.Skill FlareX 16GB @C14 3200Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S TKL w/ Reds Silverstone Strider Platinum 550W NZXT S340 Elite (white) SteelSeries Rival 100 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Pro3 R9 280 @ 1100/1300 8GB Corsair Vengeance c9 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
64GB Crucial M4 SSD Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo BenQ VZ2350HM 24" 1080p IPS 
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Antec HCG 520W Corsair Carbide 500R 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.2Ghz Asrock P67 Pro3 Asus Dual OC GTX 1070 Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB @ c10 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
250GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Blue Corsair H55 BenQ BL2420PT 24" 1440p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S TKL W/ Reds Silverstone Strider Platinum 550W NZXT S340 Elite (White) SteelSeries Rival 100 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen R7 1700 Gigabyte AX370 Gaming 5 Asus Dual OC GTX 1070 G.Skill FlareX 16GB @C14 3200Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB  WD Blue 1TB AMD Wraith Spire BenQ BL2420PT 1440p 24" IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S TKL w/ Reds Silverstone Strider Platinum 550W NZXT S340 Elite (white) SteelSeries Rival 100 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Pro3 R9 280 @ 1100/1300 8GB Corsair Vengeance c9 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
64GB Crucial M4 SSD Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo BenQ VZ2350HM 24" 1080p IPS 
PowerCase
Antec HCG 520W Corsair Carbide 500R 
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post #3 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragneel;12787922 
Nevermind. I'm just going to get the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+

Was going to say lol.

As a side note, try getting some beefy fans for it, something with a 38mm depth (instead of the normal 25mm) and 1800+rpm assming sound isn't too much of an issue.
    
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I don't get the hype of the CoolerMaster 212. I got that for my friend and his temps were nothing to write home about. In fact, with minimal voltage increases on a Q9300, he was pretty much at the limit of the cooler.

I've had good luck with my Xiggy though
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