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CPU cooler dilemma - I simply can't choose one!

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I'm new to the forum, so a big hello to you all!

At the moment I'm preparing for my new build.

CPU - Intel i5 2500k
MB - ASUS P8P67 Pro
GPU - 2x5770 CF
PSU - Antec Truepower New 750w
Hard Drive - Samsung F3 1Tb
RAM - 2x2GB G-Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz
Case - Cooler Master HAF 922

I've bought all the parts, everything! But I'm missing one thing - the cooler.

At the moment I have a budget of £40 ($65).

I know everyone will probably rcommend the 212+, but I'm really looking for something that will maintain a stable overclock of at least 4.3Ghz.

I've looked at these coolers:

Thermaltake Frio
Zalman CNPS9900-NT

Could any of you provide some more recommendations?

Thanks!
Dave
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post #2 of 8
212+ will definitely be able to handle 4.3ghz at around 70C depending on your vcore.

However, out of the two you mentioned I'd go with the Frio.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OverTheBelow;12949998 
212+ will definitely be able to handle 4.3ghz at around 70C depending on your vcore.

However, out of the two you mentioned I'd go with the Frio.

Thanks for the reply!

Think it will fit ok in the case? It looks like a right monster!
Dave
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.3Ghz 1.28v Asus P8P67 Pro x2 HD 5770 (Stock clocks) 4GB G-Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64bit Dell U2311H Antec Truepower New 750w 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64bit Dell U2311H Antec Truepower New 750w 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #4 of 8
Go for the Frio. It kicks both buttocks. tongue.gif

I know what you mean about the Hyper 212. I have nothing against it, but it gets old when that's the first thing to fall out of everyone's mouths when someone asks what cooler to get. You don't even have to tell them anything about your rig, all you need to say is "What cooler should..." and they'll bust out with "Hyper 212+ FTW" before you can even finish.
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Have you considered the corsair H50/H70?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Collie;12950042 
Thanks for the reply!

Think it will fit ok in the case? It looks like a right monster!

It's a pretty decent-sized case on the inside. Might need to adjust or remove the side fan, but that's probably worst-case.
post #7 of 8
Thermaltake frio or Cooler Master V6 GT
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post #8 of 8
212+ is a grate cooler for a 2500k i idle about 28-30 on my oc and it looks like a monster (well it is a buit) but itll fit into smaller cases just managed to get it into a mATX case (not mine)
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