This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Best CPU Heatsink and Fan for around 50-60 dollars?

#1ShebeskiiPosted 11/2/2013 1:41:19 PM
I want to take my 2500K past 4.2GHz, but the Cooler Master Hyper N520 I have is ballz.
---
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. - Christopher Hitchens
#2Surprise_CactusPosted 11/2/2013 1:44:34 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Logisys-Corp-MC8000-Assassin-Cooling/dp/B008CDNIH4
---
The Windmill the Second is not just for show!
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/9106/windmill2ndshl.jpg
#3Orestes417Posted 11/2/2013 1:45:00 PM
You could actually pick up a refurbished Corsair H100 atm at newegg for $50. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181038
---
I am the mighty thesaurus! RAWR!
#4Snuckie7Posted 11/2/2013 1:47:46 PM
Stretch that budget $10 and get a Noctua U14S!

http://www.hardcoreware.net/noctua-nh-u14s-review/
---
Intel Core i7 3820 | EVGA X79 SLI K2 | MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III | Samsung / 840 120GB / 8GB RAM | 1TB WD Caviar Blue | Corsair / 550D / H70 | Silencer MKIII 600W
#5Surprise_CactusPosted 11/2/2013 1:56:25 PM
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Deepcool/Assassin/6.html
http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=837&pagenumber=7
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/cpu_cooler_roundup_2013_q1_review,11.html
http://pro-clockers.com/cooling/2827-deepcool-gamer-storm-assassin-cpu-cooler-review.html?start=4
http://en.expreview.com/2012/02/18/review-for-deepcool-gamer-storm-assassin-cpu-cooler/21190.html/4
---
The Windmill the Second is not just for show!
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/9106/windmill2ndshl.jpg
#6Shebeskii(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 1:56:40 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
Stretch that budget $10 and get a Noctua U14S!

http://www.hardcoreware.net/noctua-nh-u14s-review/


I see from reviews that it's just ballin'. I just hope my motherboard or CPU isn't just a bad bin.

Anyone got any tips or guides on OCing Sandy? If I'm gonna get this cooler, I'm hoping for 4.6-4.8GHz. I haven't tweaked anything but voltage, but it seems I may need to do some more advanced voltage tweaking to get up there.

Look at my options:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608041&Tpk=Noctua%20U14S

or

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608040&Tpk=Noctua%20U12S

Rofl. Shipping is more on the 12S. Pretty much the same cost.
---
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. - Christopher Hitchens
#7Shebeskii(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 2:01:16 PM
Surprise_Cactus posted...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Deepcool/Assassin/6.html
http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=837&pagenumber=7
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/cpu_cooler_roundup_2013_q1_review,11.html
http://pro-clockers.com/cooling/2827-deepcool-gamer-storm-assassin-cpu-cooler-review.html?start=4
http://en.expreview.com/2012/02/18/review-for-deepcool-gamer-storm-assassin-cpu-cooler/21190.html/4


Looks great, but HUGE. It's availability is questionable in Canada from a quick look. I'll look harder.

On the other hand, my 2500K requires a decent bit of voltage, which leads to temps that my N520 just cannot handle. I doubt my 2500K or ESPECIALLY the motherboard cap out at 4.2. I really know nothing about coolers and have no idea where the N520 sits.

How much better is the Assassin or 14S over the N520? Is it the difference between quiet and cool operation and my chip frying like an egg?
---
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. - Christopher Hitchens
#8Shebeskii(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 2:29:33 PM
So it turns out the 2500K generally needs about 1.35v for a good OC. I'm currently running 1.06v at 4.2GHz, so my CPU is probably pretty solid for OCing. The thing is, apparently stock voltage is around 1.1 to 1.2. Maybe OCCT/CPUID aren't reading the Vcore right?

Load temps hit almost 80C with this piece of junk at those settings, though.

Any opinions on the potential here? Think I may be able to get a good overclock?
---
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. - Christopher Hitchens
#9AlleRacingPosted 11/2/2013 3:09:25 PM
The 2500k was a better overclocker than Ivy Bridge or Haswell CPUs. What do you have your voltage at in the BIOS?
---
http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/8325/scrunchface2copyfx0.png
http://www.xboxlc.com/cards/default/alle5.jpg
#10Shebeskii(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2013 4:35:39 PM(edited)
AlleRacing posted...
The 2500k was a better overclocker than Ivy Bridge or Haswell CPUs. What do you have your voltage at in the BIOS?


I can only use offset as far as I can tell. This motherboard is probably a 5/10 for overclocking. I do have control over a few things, though. I have to offset it then check it under load in the system running Prime, but from what I can tell it's a garbage chip. I'm offset +0.03 right now and I'm busting 1.4v (usually around 1.39, though), barely stable at 4.4GHz.

This is with upping PLL and VTT, and using LLC level 2 to "moderately" reduce vdroop.

My 2500K is a piece of junk. With good cooling I could probably push 4.6 with good to okay temps, MAYBE 4.7, but 4.8 seems like it'd require 1.5v. Maybe I'm pessimistic, but yeah I got a bad chip.

Still, I want the extra CPU performance. Going from 4.2 to 4.7 is enough to bring frames up in the latest games, and if I hold off on a new GPU, as long as I keep settings down, my frames will be great.
---
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. - Christopher Hitchens