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What sort of cooling should I get?

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Hi there. First time posting on this forum, so I hope that I've put it in the right place.

I've just built myself a new computer with this spec:

AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Core i5-3570k
8 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
GTX 670

I've built that into a CM Storm Trooper case. Now, I've been told that it would be almost stupid NOT to OC my CPU, but since I'm running with stock cooling at the moment, I figured it would be a waste of effort to do it now.

The thing is that for someone like me, its a jungle out there with air cooling vs closed water cooling. So I would really like to hear your ideas on what sort of cooler I should get? And which?

Also, my RAM modules got heatsinks on them so I dont have a ton of room.

I've also asked this question on other sites.

Thanks.
 

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I've looked at the Hyper212+ because its so cheap. What do you think about that one?
 
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Memory wise, you do not need modules with tall heatsinks. DDR3 does not run hot as in DDR2 days cursing 2 volts through the modules. Kingston makes Hyper X Lo Profile modules as does Crucial Ballistix sport series. Both are very good and inexpensive.

Air cooling can go different directions. Low priced and a good bang for the buck is the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ which is under $30 US, on the High, the Noctua D-14 remains one of the better air coolers. Water can also go different directions. A all in one is where the majority is going lately with the 3570K.
 

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Memory wise, you do not need modules with tall heatsinks. DDR3 does not run hot as in DDR2 days cursing 2 volts through the modules. Kingston makes Hyper X Lo Profile modules as does Crucial Ballistix sport series. Both are very good and inexpensive.

Air cooling can go different directions. Low priced and a good bang for the buck is the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ which is under $30 US, on the High, the Noctua D-14 remains one of the better air coolers. Water can also go different directions. A all in one is where the majority is going lately with the 3570K.
I only bought those sticks because someone recommended them to me, but I'll keep that in mind the next time I'm gonna change memory.

I've read alot about Corsairs H80>H100 series lately, and there seems to be alot of people who are talking bad about their build quality. But I havent had one myself, so I cant say.

Any idea what I should suspect regarding Hyper 212+ compared to stock cooler?
 
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I only bought those sticks because someone recommended them to me, but I'll keep that in mind the next time I'm gonna change memory.

I've read alot about Corsairs H80>H100 series lately, and there seems to be alot of people who are talking bad about their build quality. But I havent had one myself, so I cant say.

Any idea what I should suspect regarding Hyper 212+ compared to stock cooler?
212+ is the better of low end air cooling. Ivy runs hotter than Sandy so I would guess 4-4.2Ghz would be possible. 2500K's got up to 5Ghz with the 212+ but surely 3570K will not.
 

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212+ is the better of low end air cooling. Ivy runs hotter than Sandy so I would guess 4-4.2Ghz would be possible. 2500K's got up to 5Ghz with the 212+ but surely 3570K will not.
Okay. Should I OC? As I mentioned in my post, there seems to be a general point of view saying that its almost stupid not to with the K CPUs?
 
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You don't really need it. But why not?
 
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Since you only have 2 sticks, you put them in slot #2 and #4 , there be no issue with HS with 212+ .

I have 212evo and it keeps temps fine ,though I only OC the 3570k to 4.0 . I really don't see need to go higher, my cpu is not bottleneck most times .

I left it set to auto for only mild 4.0 and in games it does avg of 50c on cores and something like prime95 around 60c . SO there more headroom if wanted though i would try and keep temps in the 70's max in prime .
 
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Okay. Should I OC? As I mentioned in my post, there seems to be a general point of view saying that its almost stupid not to with the K CPUs?
You get what you want out of your CPU. Once you start, it is a disease. LOL:twitch: