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Old 08-19-2011, 04:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I was always affraid of the heat and lifespan.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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neither are factors, even if you use the STOCK heatsink that comes with the i5, you can probably get all the way up to 3.8-3.9ghz, throw a $30 cooler on there and you can ramp that up to 4.3-4.5ghz, throw a higher performance CPU cooler on there and 4.5+ghz becomes an option. overclocking will not cut down the life span of your processor, just get a proper cooler...
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I'm starting to seriously think about it.
Can you recommend me some cooler?

EDIT: I thought this one: CoolerMa​ster Hyper 212+
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the coolermaster hyper 212+ is the cooler i am going to be using in my new rig with a i5 2500k, its an awesome cooler that screams bang for the buck that should be good for around 4.4-4.5ghz.

watch these videos:

coolermaster hyper 212 plus unboxing and overview

hyper 212 installation video

this video shows the performance between AMDs FASTEST 6 core processor against the i5 2500k quad core

and this is a overclocking guide for the i5 2500k




here are some other coolers that are really good, in order from less - most expensive:

ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa 120mm
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa 120mm Long life CPU Cooler

XIGMATEK BALDER SD1283 120mm
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK BALDER SD1283 120mm Long Life CPU Cooler I7 i5 775 1155 AMD compatible, w/ bracket ACK-I5361

XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler I7 i5 775 1155 and AMD compatible

COOLER MASTER V6
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-D14
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow, that's huge!
Will it even fit into that case?
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Wow, that's huge!
Will it even fit into that case?
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Which cooler are you talking about? The Noctua NH-D14?

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Yes, it will fit in your case but the Corsair Vengeance memory with the tall heatspreader won't work. But Corsair has just released a new low-profile version of the Vengeance memory that will work.

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Nope, I meant CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ - Czech Computer | czc.cz
That one will fit also I guess.
And there should be enough space for the original RAM, right? ( Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8) - Czech Computer | czc.cz )
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You should be OK
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Pulled off another forum:
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A friend of mine has the Asus P8P67 Pro Mobo, 16GB Corsair Vengeance memory and a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ and he did say it was not so much the heatsink itself that needs clearance but more about the fan. He said to move the fan up about 3mm from the standard mounting position and you'll be fine.
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It is possible to move the fan?
Might sound stupid, but can't I put it on the other site of the heatsink?
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