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I finally got my parts last night for my i2500 build (I was just swapping RAM, motherboard, processor, video card and keeping the rest). Part of "keeping the rest" included using a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 - a pretty cheap cooler...

I played around with the chip last night and figure I would let people know what kind of temperatures you can expect from this kind of cooler and Sandy Bridge.

I used the Xiggy with a retention bracket and AS5 that I had left from my friend's build. I have the stock Xiggy fan blowing across the HS and out the rear of my case. There is a top, 140mm fan exhausting the top. I have 2 intake. My room temp is around 20C.

My thermal paste must not have been perfectly spread as there is an 11 degree difference at times between core 3 and core 4. Over time though, this should even out. For this reason, I gave an "AVG" setting (all four averaged) and a MAX (what that third core read) for each setting.

IDLE: 22 - 24

VCORE: 1.375
TEMP: AVG=65, MAX= 73
VCORE: 1.33
TEMP: AVG=62, MAX=69
VCORE: 1.30
TEMP: AVG:59, MAX=66

These were taken with at least 1 hour PRIME95 Blend testing. For my chip, 1.30v was > what I needed for 4.8 Ghz (I am currently backing off to see how low I can go). 1.375v (which I feel is the max for this cooler) could reach 5.0 Ghz but would fail PRIME95 Blend after about 30 minutes.

If you are questioning whether one of these cheap budget coolers can get you to 4.5 Ghz or 4.8 Ghz 24/7 and keep cool temps, the answer appears to be yes.

If you are trying for 5.0 Ghz 24/7 though, look elsewhere.

Hope this helps someone
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Intel i7 6700k @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Crucial 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
480GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 2TB WD Black 7200RPM Blu-Ray Reader/Burner NZXT Kraken x61 Watercooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Window 10 Dell S2716DGR + Qnix 1440p @ 96Hz + Asus 27" 1080p Logitech G910 Orion Spark Mechanical EVGA GQ 850 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Carbide 500R Anker 8200DPI SteelSeries QcK Gaming  Logitech Z623 
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