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Old April 5, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Default building a new computer should i put in a h80 or similar

i am building a new system specs are as follows.

Intel I5 2500K
geil Corsa 16gb 1333mhz ram
Bitfenix Outlaw case
Thermaltake litepower 700w psu
Asrock Extreme 4 Pro 3

I am still deciding on ssd options etc. I want to overclock to about 4ghz daily so I am probably going to have to upgrade cooling but to what type of cooling? It is a "budget build" so its gotta stay cheapish, I can afford the h80 and in Australia the h80 is about $140 so anything around that price or cheaper would be good. thanks in advance.
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Old April 5, 2012, 09:04 AM
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The H80 would be fine to cool the 2500K, but if you want something even cheaper a coolermaster H212 would do the job probably just as well.
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I want to overclock to about 4ghz daily
What do you mean daily? I thought you would ovc it once, at 4.5GHz and just leave it there. I think you could also go with an H60, should be enough for an i5.
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maybe he meant to say he wants an OC for 24/7 use. Dont get h60 because the pump fails easily, get either h50, kuhler 620 instead. H80 cools good but if you are only doing 4ghz a hyper212+ is more than enough, for 4ghz the stock cooler can cool that.
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Old April 5, 2012, 09:19 PM
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sorry, thats what i meant i want it to be able to be used 24/7 at the set overclock. with the liquid cooling it was more the lack of room that the bitfenix outlaw has it only really just lets a 160mm aircooler fit. the main thing i keep reading is that space is tight. does anyone know what the temps that the 2500k would run at with the standard cooler at 4ghz. i just thought that 4.5ghz would be a bit much but i assume you guys probably know alot more then me.
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I suggest you to see how temps go with the stock cooler @4.0-4.2ghz then determine whether you need an aftermarket cooler after. depending on your board you may get that oc around 1.2v which doesnt really get the chip hot.4.5 isnt too much, its pretty much expected for each 2500k to be able to hit. You can do 4.5 at around 1.35v, and thats when things start getting toasty
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maybe he meant to say he wants an OC for 24/7 use. Dont get h60 because the pump fails easily, get either h50, kuhler 620 instead. H80 cools good but if you are only doing 4ghz a hyper212+ is more than enough, for 4ghz the stock cooler can cool that.
Asustek make the corsair and kuhler stuff (as far as im aware), so if your scared of an h60 dont get a kuhler cooler.
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Old April 6, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Hyper 212+ will keep a 2500K@4.0 easily cooled, come on ppl, no HT, 95 watts, not 130+ Any basic air cooler better then stock would probably wrk, I know the stock cooler can keep it below 72C(my personal max)@4.2 GHz in a case with good airflow.
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in this case you could try one of the stock coolers from the Extreme edition on 1366, those that are from full copper and blue LED. One of these INTEL CORE I7 EXTREME CPU COOLING FAN FOR I7-975 I7-965 | eBay
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Asustek make the corsair and kuhler stuff (as far as im aware), so if your scared of an h60 dont get a kuhler cooler.
Asetek did make most of the corsair coolers and all the antec ones, but some of the corsair, such as the h60, is by CoolIT

Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review

"the H60 is unlike any other Corsair branded product we have seen in the past due to its engineering by CoolIT rather than Asetek."

the h80 and h100 are also made by coolit but I havent heard anything of those failing
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