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Can someone recommend me a good CPU cooler?

#1shdwdrgnixPosted 10/8/2013 12:13:06 AM(edited)
so far I have my entire list of parts I want and all I need to do is add in a CPU cooler

what would you experts recommend me getting?

I prefer for it to not be water cooling or anything over 200$
#2Ep1taph303Posted 10/8/2013 12:57:36 AM
Hyper 212 evo yo dawg


Inb4 Snuckie
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#3ShineboxerPosted 10/8/2013 1:03:49 AM
Ep1taph303 posted...
Hyper 212 evo yo dawg


Inb4 Snuckie


Yeah, the hyper 212 seems to be the standard right now.

The Noctua Dh14 is the best imo.
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#4nighthawk16Posted 10/8/2013 6:12:49 AM(edited)
For an air cooler, the Noctua NH-D14 is generally considered the best out there. It's pretty massive though, and runs for about $80. The Hyper 212 Evo is generally considered the best price to performance ratio.

Although you said no water cooling, I would say Closed Loop Coolers are worth considering. They're maintenance free, easy to install, very rarely fail, and provide a sleek and clutter-less aesthetic; but most importantly they offer much better cooling than all but the best and most expensive air coolers, with which they still offer a decent edge, depending on your overclock. The H100i or the Kraken x60 are the ones to look at. You just need to have the right sized case.
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#5Dillinger7311Posted 10/8/2013 7:45:16 AM
nighthawk16 posted...
For an air cooler, the Noctua NH-D14 is generally considered the best out there. It's pretty massive though, and runs for about $80. The Hyper 212 Evo is generally considered the best price to performance ratio.

Although you said no water cooling, I would say Closed Loop Coolers are worth considering. They're maintenance free, easy to install, very rarely fail, and provide a sleek and clutter-less aesthetic; but most importantly they offer much better cooling than all but the best and most expensive air coolers, with which they still offer a decent edge, depending on your overclock. The H100i or the Kraken x60 are the ones to look at. You just need to have the right sized case.


Confirmed. Kraken X60 is awesome. OC 4770k @ 4.5Ghz, temps idle 24c. Load 40c.
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#6DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/8/2013 7:52:36 AM
nighthawk16 posted...
For an air cooler, the Noctua NH-D14 is generally considered the best out there. It's pretty massive though, and runs for about $80. The Hyper 212 Evo is generally considered the best price to performance ratio.

Although you said no water cooling, I would say Closed Loop Coolers are worth considering. They're maintenance free, easy to install, very rarely fail, and provide a sleek and clutter-less aesthetic; but most importantly they offer much better cooling than all but the best and most expensive air coolers, with which they still offer a decent edge, depending on your overclock. The H100i or the Kraken x60 are the ones to look at. You just need to have the right sized case.


This guy gets it. Go with his advice.
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#7shdwdrgnix(Topic Creator)Posted 10/8/2013 1:41:16 PM
Dillinger7311 posted...
nighthawk16 posted...
For an air cooler, the Noctua NH-D14 is generally considered the best out there. It's pretty massive though, and runs for about $80. The Hyper 212 Evo is generally considered the best price to performance ratio.

Although you said no water cooling, I would say Closed Loop Coolers are worth considering. They're maintenance free, easy to install, very rarely fail, and provide a sleek and clutter-less aesthetic; but most importantly they offer much better cooling than all but the best and most expensive air coolers, with which they still offer a decent edge, depending on your overclock. The H100i or the Kraken x60 are the ones to look at. You just need to have the right sized case.


Confirmed. Kraken X60 is awesome. OC 4770k @ 4.5Ghz, temps idle 24c. Load 40c.


well I do plan to use a 4770k so I will actually consider it if its safer than what I hear stories about.


About the CPU itself, is it better to have LGA 1150 or 2011?
#8Dillinger7311Posted 10/8/2013 3:02:42 PM
shdwdrgnix posted...
Dillinger7311 posted...
nighthawk16 posted...
For an air cooler, the Noctua NH-D14 is generally considered the best out there. It's pretty massive though, and runs for about $80. The Hyper 212 Evo is generally considered the best price to performance ratio.

Although you said no water cooling, I would say Closed Loop Coolers are worth considering. They're maintenance free, easy to install, very rarely fail, and provide a sleek and clutter-less aesthetic; but most importantly they offer much better cooling than all but the best and most expensive air coolers, with which they still offer a decent edge, depending on your overclock. The H100i or the Kraken x60 are the ones to look at. You just need to have the right sized case.


Confirmed. Kraken X60 is awesome. OC 4770k @ 4.5Ghz, temps idle 24c. Load 40c.


well I do plan to use a 4770k so I will actually consider it if its safer than what I hear stories about.


About the CPU itself, is it better to have LGA 1150 or 2011?


I have not had any problems with my Kraken X60. change the thermal paste for even better results.
When it comes to sockets I just decided to go with 1150 for the 4770k.

Here is a pic of my Kraken X60.
http://i.imgur.com/iaoEhkv.jpg
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#9Sergei_DukanovPosted 10/8/2013 3:06:05 PM
I have the H60 and it keeps my 8350 around 42c. I had it running on 4.8ghz, but I tuned it down to 4.6ghz and its trucking along great. And the h60 isnt massive but I want a kraken so bad, but its not friendly with my case :(

http://imgur.com/FnY9xc5

this is an older photo and I had 2 fans on it running push and pull, but now I just have on push.
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#10Dillinger7311Posted 10/8/2013 3:07:24 PM
also make sure you have a gigantic case that will fit a 280mm Radiator in it, and you get 2 extra 140mm pwm fans for push / pull.
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