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Best Cooler for 2500k

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by BurntWookie, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. BurntWookie New Member

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    After looking at reviews for the Be Quiet Dark Rock Advanced, Zalman CNPS9900MAX, and the Corsair H60/H80, I'm at a loss for what cooler would be most effective for a 2500k. I'm looking for quietest, yet most thermally effective (I know that's a catch, but I'm looking for middle ground).

    Other specs to consider:
    Mobo: Asus Maximus V Gene
    Case: Silverstone FT03
     
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    Thermalright silver arrow?
     
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    Noctua NH-D14?

    Personnally, I have a CNPS10X Extreme, which I removed the stock fan, and put a xspc xinruilian 120mm 1650rpm, and it does a great job, silent (if at 1650 it's not enought, reduce speed via fanmate)

    I have my i5 2500k @ 4.7ghz 1.32/1.34v 100% BOINC everyday, maxcore 67C while GPU running BETA WCG..
     
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    There's the Coolermaster TPC 812 that's coming out early next month. And the Phanteks dual-tower coolers that beat the Noctura NH-D14 while giving you color options.
     
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    Shurakai New Member

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    Well I currently use a 212 EVO for my 2500K at 4.5ghz, can't hear it over my other fans (unless stress testing), but I would definitely recommend anything from Noctua, everyone's opinion on them seems to be great performance and great noise levels (if you don't mind funny coloured fans)
     
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    I got cooler master hyper tx3 with 2x92 geild fan with my side panel open on 2500k@4.5ghz 1.35v. prime 95 about 68-73, gaming 58-63, can't hear shit from that 2 fans.
     
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    I've had very good results with the Corsair A70. Do some searching and you should be able to find it for a little over $30
     
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    yep that noctua performs pretty well and thats kinda nice choice for anyone who want best air cooler based :D
     
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    Except these outperform it for more or less the same price, and give you color options; ($5 less on newegg for silver version, $5 more for colored)
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Bal...
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating ...
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE_OR 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating ...
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating ...
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating ...
    :roll:
     
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    I was looking at TR True Spirit 140. Seems decent, comes within couple of degrees of Archon yet costing half the price.
     
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    Corsair H series would be my bet. Quiet and works well
     
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    I beg to differ. One thing they are not is quiet.
     
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    Nice cooler and should work well.

    Have you owened one? Just curious because I thought they were pretty quiet. Can always replace the fan(s).
     
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    I have a kuhler 620 which every reviewer says is much quieter than corsair h series. 620 is too loud for me. Nuf said.
     
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    The question is are you going to over clock and what are you looking for in 24/7 clocks?
     
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    I hope to get at least 4.6-5.0ghz on the Max V Gene.

    These are all great suggestions, and I wish I could go with the phanteks, but my cooler limitation is 167mm :banghead:
     
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    Would these cause any problems with the stack effect cooling?
     
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    Other than needing low profile RAM? Not really to my knowledge, which is sadly limited to reviews, but the Phanteks coolers have beaten the Noctura in every review I've read.
     

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