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within the next few weeks i will be buying a new cpu, mobo, and cooler

CPU: Intel i5-750

im deciding between 2 motherboards: ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboa...

or

ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherb...

and as far as the cpu cooler i am still deciding between a few lol, and i dont know which to get. FYI i dont wanna spend like over 60 on a cooler

here are what im looking at so far

ZALMAN CNPS10X FLEX CPU Cooler
and for the fans i was thinking some red led cooler master so it would match the rest of my fans and lights and what not

ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa 120mm Long life CPU Cooler

Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 ...

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520...
although i think i would need to buy a 1156 bracket

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-X...

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

i will be overclocking but not anything crazy. prly just around 3.0-3.2

any help would be appreciated
 

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For 3.0-3.2 you really don't need any of those. I'm sure googling would tell you which is better, but I see this decision coming down to looks over performance anyways.

Honestly I say go cheap and get the Cooler Master Hyper 212!
 

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I agree with peet, partially, for that 750 to shine you will want to go to 3.6Ghz+. With that said go up to the Frio and never look back.

EDIT:

Also regarding motherboard, this is a really nice one that's in your budget.
ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Mo...
 

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First of all, for the board, avoid the P7P55 LX. I just bought one and while it is a solid board for running stock, and even mild overclocks, it just isn't nearly as good for overclocking as the P7P55D. The main reason behind this is the rather poor 4+1 PWM setup, while the P7P55D has a 12+2 setup which makes a huge difference when overclocking the Quad-Cores.

As for the cooler, I if had to pick between all of those, I think I would go with the Frio.
 

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I agree with peet, partially, for that 750 to shine you will want to go to 3.6Ghz+. With that said go up to the Frio and never look back.

EDIT:

Also regarding motherboard, this is a really nice one that's in your budget.
ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Mo...
i dono though im a lil hesitant to go for a asrock motherboard because i dont really know anything about them, also those heat sinks on the motherboard by the cpu are very high and may interfere with a push pull cpu cooler if i decide to go that route, cause the back fan may not be high enough
 

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+1 on the Hyper 212. I've used them on everything from 9850BE's to i7-860's. Great cooler for the price!
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I use a Hyper 212+.... And it has done good for me on a Q9550 @ 4.2 Ghz / a i5 750 @ 4.25Ghz / and a i7 860 (Just got it so haven't gone as far yet) @ 3.6 Ghz.

The point is that it is cheap.... but it's performance is one of the best out there. It trades blows with coolers that are $40 to $70 dollars more expensive then it.

Plus I believe it is compatible with any modern socket out there.

So the fact that you aren't clocking that high .... but it gives you room if you want too. Plus the low price of it. I would say go for it.

The only down side is that it is not as flashy as some of the other coolers out there. But that can be changed some what. You can easily add some high flow LED fans if that is what your into.

But even so.... I still think it looks really intimidating and bad ass.
 

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I use a Hyper 212+.... And it has done good for me on a Q9550 @ 4.2 Ghz / a i5 750 @ 4.25Ghz / and a i7 860 (Just got it so haven't gone as far yet) @ 3.6 Ghz.

The point is that it is cheap.... but it's performance is one of the best out there. It trades blows with coolers that are $40 to $70 dollars more expensive then it.

Plus I believe it is compatible with any modern socket out there.

So the fact that you aren't clocking that high .... but it gives you room if you want too. Plus the low price of it. I would say go for it.

The only down side is that it is not as flashy as some of the other coolers out there. But that can be changed some what. You can easily add some high flow LED fans if that is what your into.

But even so.... I still think it looks really intimidating and bad ass.
this ^^^^ except the noctua D14 and megahalem can eat it for breakfast

EDIT: get the asus P7P55D motherboard
 
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this ^^^^ except the noctua D14 and megahalem can eat it for breakfast

EDIT: get the asus P7P55D motherboard
Well they do beat it.... but eat it for breakfast is a different story. I have been building for a long time. And have owned both of those coolers that you named above. While they are better.... no doubt. They don't eat it for break fast. I think Average between the two.... I saw a 3c to 4c difference. Plus the idle temps were actually better with my Hyper 212+ compared to the "megahalem" (Now mind you I have always had well ventilated cases so that could be helping my Hyper 212+ but not that much)

But what ever the difference may be anyway.... it doesn't change the fact that it is not worth the extra $40 to $70 bucks for those.

The only way (After you get to a cretin point) you are going to see any huge temp difference with coolers is.... by switching from Air to Water cooling. That is when you will start seeing 10c to 15c differences.

Sure if we were talking about him doing some extreme overclocking on air like 4.5 or 4.7Ghz and he wanted that extra 200mhz.... then I would agree with you. Then the 3c to 4c extra would be a big deal.
But at 3200 mhz shoot he could get away with almost a stock cooler let alone having to worry about paying that much more for a cooler compared to the Hyper 212+

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Well they do beat it.... but eat it for breakfast is a different story. I have been building for a long time. And have owned both of those coolers that you named above. While they are better.... no doubt. They don't eat it for break fast. I think Average between the two.... I saw a 3c to 4c difference. Plus the idle temps were actually better with my Hyper 212+ compared to the "megahalem" (Now mind you I have always had well ventilated cases so that could be helping my Hyper 212+ but not that much)

But what ever the difference may be anyway.... it doesn't change the fact that it is not worth the extra $40 to $70 bucks for those.

The only way (After you get to a cretin point) you are going to see any huge temp difference with coolers is.... by switching from Air to Water cooling. That is when you will start seeing 10c to 15c differences.

Sure if we were talking about him doing some extreme overclocking on air like 4.5 or 4.7Ghz and he wanted that extra 200mhz.... then I would agree with you. Then the 3c to 4c extra would be a big deal.
But at 3200 mhz shoot he could get away with almost a stock cooler let alone having to worry about paying that much more for a cooler compared to the Hyper 212+

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 + with Delta fans FTW..... 3400 RPM's of cooling action man :)

ya delta fans are amazing but if i got those it would cost more then the cooler itself lol and arent they really thick? that may cause an issie

but i was thinking about these fans:
COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CR-GP 120mm Red LED Case Fa...

i know they arent the best fans out their but will they do the job if u put them in push pull?

the reason y i want red led fans is cause my case is all black and already came with some red led fans

also i see u have your 750 oc at 3.8, what do ur temps run at and what are ur settings at to get that overclock
 

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Well they do beat it.... but eat it for breakfast is a different story. I have been building for a long time. And have owned both of those coolers that you named above. While they are better.... no doubt. They don't eat it for break fast. I think Average between the two.... I saw a 3c to 4c difference. Plus the idle temps were actually better with my Hyper 212+ compared to the "megahalem" (Now mind you I have always had well ventilated cases so that could be helping my Hyper 212+ but not that much)

But what ever the difference may be anyway.... it doesn't change the fact that it is not worth the extra $40 to $70 bucks for those.

The only way (After you get to a cretin point) you are going to see any huge temp difference with coolers is.... by switching from Air to Water cooling. That is when you will start seeing 10c to 15c differences.

Sure if we were talking about him doing some extreme overclocking on air like 4.5 or 4.7Ghz and he wanted that extra 200mhz.... then I would agree with you. Then the 3c to 4c extra would be a big deal.
But at 3200 mhz shoot he could get away with almost a stock cooler let alone having to worry about paying that much more for a cooler compared to the Hyper 212+

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 + with Delta fans FTW..... 3400 RPM's of cooling action man :)
dude ive been building for 4 years. dont think just because im new on here i havent been building for a while. i moved to this forum because of the overclock.net forum was getting ridiculously over populated of 12 year olds. all the 212 needs is a gentle typhoon since the fins arent very dense and close together the fan doesnt have to work so hard to push air through it unlike the TRUE where it needs like a San Ace to achieve the proper temps

ya delta fans are amazing but if i got those it would cost more then the cooler itself lol and arent they really thick? that may cause an issie

but i was thinking about these fans:
COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CR-GP 120mm Red LED Case Fa...

i know they arent the best fans out their but will they do the job if u put them in push pull?

the reason y i want red led fans is cause my case is all black and already came with some red led fans

also i see u have your 750 oc at 3.8, what do ur temps run at and what are ur settings at to get that overclock
NO those fans arent good for heatsinks. those are good for case fans but not on heatsinks. take a look at the Scythe gentle typhoon 1850rpm fan. the static pressure and cfm to noise ratio is unbeatable

or just get one of these and be done with it. nothing can beat a san ace as a heatsink and radiator fan. not even delta

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27971
 
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NO those fans arent good for heatsinks. those are good for case fans but not on heatsinks. take a look at the Scythe gentle typhoon 1850rpm fan. the static pressure and cfm to noise ratio is unbeatable

or just get one of these and be done with it. nothing can beat a san ace as a heatsink and radiator fan. not even delta

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27971
newegg is out of stock of the scythe fans

and is that performance-pcs site good? i have never heard of it
 

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newegg is out of stock of the scythe fans

and is that performance-pcs site good? i have never heard of it
yeah its great. buy one of those san aces then. i buy all my stuff from performance-pcs when it comes to modding and cooling
 

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yeah its great. buy one of those san aces then. i buy all my stuff from performance-pcs when it comes to modding and cooling
that site does have the typhoon fans so which one is the best? and if i go with the typhoon should i get 2 fans?
 

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Well they do beat it.... but eat it for breakfast is a different story. I have been building for a long time. And have owned both of those coolers that you named above. While they are better.... no doubt. They don't eat it for break fast. I think Average between the two.... I saw a 3c to 4c difference. Plus the idle temps were actually better with my Hyper 212+ compared to the "megahalem" (Now mind you I have always had well ventilated cases so that could be helping my Hyper 212+ but not that much)

But what ever the difference may be anyway.... it doesn't change the fact that it is not worth the extra $40 to $70 bucks for those.

The only way (After you get to a cretin point) you are going to see any huge temp difference with coolers is.... by switching from Air to Water cooling. That is when you will start seeing 10c to 15c differences.

Sure if we were talking about him doing some extreme overclocking on air like 4.5 or 4.7Ghz and he wanted that extra 200mhz.... then I would agree with you. Then the 3c to 4c extra would be a big deal.
But at 3200 mhz shoot he could get away with almost a stock cooler let alone having to worry about paying that much more for a cooler compared to the Hyper 212+

**** BTW My opinion is *****

Cooler Master Hyper 212 + with Delta fans FTW..... 3400 RPM's of cooling action man :)
hey can u by anychance link me to the fans and those silver grills u got? so i can weigh in that option

http://forums.techpowerup.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37377&stc=1&d=1281394780

hehe that looks so sick
 

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uhhh. why why?? grills are so lame! just leave it. dont put a grill on a fan thats inside the case that cant harm you
Unless the side of the case stays of and you have kids or cats. That can end in a big fail. The hair on my cat's tail never grew back properly.
 

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uhhh. why why?? grills are so lame! just leave it. dont put a grill on a fan thats inside the case that cant harm you
i dono it adds a cool looking accent, and my case has a window. Really tho i wish there was some good red led fans but good fans dont have leds :(
 

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#20
Unless the side of the case stays of and you have kids or cats. That can end in a big fail. The hair on my cat's tail never grew back properly.
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :roll::laugh:
 

MxPhenom 216

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#21
i dono it adds a cool looking accent, and my case has a window. Really tho i wish there was some good red led fans but good fans dont have leds :(
yep thats what you must sacrifice if you want good cooling
 

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#22
yep thats what you must sacrifice if you want good cooling
so should i get 2 of those typhoon fans if i go with those? or will one be fine?

also i thought i would just add these here for fun, its my setup

Inside:
everything is the same right now except i got a new cd drive so no more IDE cables :)


sadly my power supply cords arent that long so the cpu power cable and the motherboard power cable i could not hide behind the mobo tray
but i did use the hide one sata cable behind the other trick :)

Outside/Desk:
 
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#23
What CPU cooler is that? It's trippy looking.
 

MxPhenom 216

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#24
yeah one typhoon would be fine but id get the san ace personally. its a great fan. best built fan out there and they will never die
 

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#25