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Recommendations for I7 2600k cooler

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by AbnerDoon, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. AbnerDoon

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    I've been using an Antec Kuhler 620 but I started hearing some noise from it tonight. I thought at first a fan was going out so I shut down and cleaned the fans out. But after powering back up I immediately got an overheating error. I shut back down and cleaned the old thermal paste off and reapplied it. The temps stayed down for a few minutes but built back up quickly and I could still hear some noise. Looking it up it sounds like the pump failed, I am just hoping that the proc is still okay.

    I have an Asus Sabertooth P67 mobo and was hoping I could get some recommendations for a replacement. Nothing is overclocked currently so I don't know that I need to replace it with a similar cooler. I wish I still had the original cooler to test with.
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    I think I saw a Corsair H80i for $50 on Newegg, that is an awesome cooler for that price.
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    If you can find an H80i for $50, that's a great deal. Are you looking for a small AIO cooler again? If not, since you're running a 2600k at stock clocks, you could grab a cheap Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
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    Thanks for the suggestions I will look them up.
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    Can't go wrong with any of the above.
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    Money is a little tight at the moment so that Cooler Master is looking good. I think it will just fit in my case under the side fan.
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    I threw one in my bro's pc on a 3570k. I even crunched with it before handing it over and it handled the temps like a champ, no sweat. You'll be in even better shape since SB doesn't get as hot as IVB :roll:
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    Using a i7 2600k myself and an Antec Kuhler 920. Been using it for 2 years. The fan start spinning with sound (something like "te te te te te te te" at random occasions, even at silent speed. You might consider oiling the fan.
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    My Corsair H60 with a 2nd fan added for push/pull keeps my 2600k OC'ed to 4.5ghx running full load 24/7 in the 60-70'c temp range.
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    The fan is still spinning nicely, the noise is definitely coming from the housing over the cpu. I have had it around two years and some change as well up to yesterday it was completely silent. I am really hoping that I shut the system down in time.
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    Just for giggles, lay the case on its side and run the cooler for a few minutes. This will make sure that that isn't just an air bubble in the head unit.
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    That actually did silence the unit. Heat is still building up within a few minutes though. I am going to check the thermal paste and make sure I didn't over or under due it.
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    If after checking the mating, it still warms up, it does indeed sound like maybe the pump was on its way out.
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    I definitely over tightened had a nice bald spot in the middle. The sides looked like a messy pb&j and I am out of paste until Monday. Gods, it took 20 minutes to clean that mess up.
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    It may be that your IHS is a bit round. With all and every AIO I test, I mount the hardware until it stops. I never leave anything loose. If this were a 1366 chip maybe, but on my 2600K, 3770K, or my 4770K too much pressure has never been an issue.
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    We'll I gave the 620 another shot but it was still overheating. I pulled it and installed the Hyper 212 which has stayed between 27 and 28 for the last 10 minutes. I will monitor it another 20 minutes or so and if no change in temp occurs I will see if the side panel still fits, heh.

    The bios don't seem to like my choice of a quiet fan. It looks like it wants more rpm's so I may have to swap that out.

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    I changed the CPU fan alarm from 600 to 400 rpm's. I will just have to monitor temps for a while and if this fan doesn't cut it go back to the original it shipped with.
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    deepcool gammax s40, i get one for 25$, i7 4770k 3900mhz idle 34C, Load 68C in a case, absolutely silent
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    used Gelid coolers in mine, works a treat even on a FX8350 OC'ed
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    So far so good, it was a little tighter then I would have liked. But the side panel will close though I think I will need to leave that fan off on the panel.

    But I am back up and running the system is not overheating and I spent less than $40. All pluses in my book, thank you all for the help and suggestions.

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