Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 21

Thread: Cooling for i5

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The Octagon
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • ArCElM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel 3570K 4.5Ghz - H80
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Cruciall Ballistix
      • Storage:
      • 2x 128GB Samsung 830 SSD RAID-0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte Windforce GTX 680 SLi
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT02
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Sony Bravia
      • Internet:
      • Sky Broadband 18MB

    Question Cooling for i5

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anybody could advise me on good cooling for my i5.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: Cooling for i5

    Any cooler that would do well on a core 2 quad or 1366 i7 cpu will work well on an i5 cpu
    However there maybe mounting issues from the new chip layout.

    In short it's still far too new to give good advice as yet.

    Maybe once some of us have tried different coolers for ourselves and some reviews are out (it's mainly previews atm which lack any real numbers) we will know better.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Brentwood, Essex
    Posts
    1,364
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    43 times in 39 posts
    • sammorris's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P55A-UD4 / Z68MX-UD2H / Z97N-WiFi
      • CPU:
      • i5-750@3.8 / 3470 / 4690S
      • Memory:
      • 12GB XMS / 8GB XMS / 16GB XMS
      • Storage:
      • SSD in every build, 53TB fileserver
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX970 / HD7770 / GTX960 ITX
      • PSU:
      • ZM850-HP/ CX500 / RM650
      • Case:
      • HAF 932 / NZXT Lexa / Fractal Node 304
      • Operating System:
      • Win 8.1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10 IP
      • Monitor(s):
      • UP3214Q / U2312HM x2
      • Internet:
      • Enta FTTC 70/20

    Re: Cooling for i5

    There aren't really any decent coolers for i5 yet. I'd stick it out with the stock cooler until you can get something that will work well.

  4. #4
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts

    Re: Cooling for i5

    You can't really go wrong with a Noctua NH-U12P SE2.

    Unless you are on a tight budget, then consider the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - It's quite small, but performs really well, especially considering that it's under £20.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  5. #5
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: Cooling for i5

    Like they said^^
    retention plates coming soon.

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Temi_D's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q Pro Turbo
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q9650 @ 4.0GHz stockvolts
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2 Pro
      • Storage:
      • Samsung F3 1TB, 2x500GB F3 (RAID 0)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gainward HD4870 1GB Golden Sample
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower New 650W
      • Case:
      • NZXT Tempest
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hannspree 23" 1080p

    Re: Cooling for i5

    The only one i know right now is the coolermaster TX3 and ive only seen it on overclockers uk £12.99!!

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    69
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • fiish's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P7P55D
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 750
      • Memory:
      • 12GiB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Crucial m4, 1TB Hitachi 7K1000.B
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 660 3GB FTW
      • PSU:
      • Cooler Master Gold Plus 600W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake Dokker
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2410, Dell 2007WFP
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 30Mb

    Re: Cooling for i5

    There's a round-up of LGA1156 coolers on Bit-tech, although the end-verdict seems to be not to buy any of those they reviewed. All but one were difficult to install due to the 'universal' mounting design and none did that well in terms of cooling apparently.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...-on-lynnfield/

    I would wait and see if a cooler appears with a specific mount sized for the LGA1156 socket. And if you're not planning on extreme overclocking the retail HSF doesn't do too badly apparently.

    Once I get my i5 installed (still waiting for the other bits, including the motherboard to arrive) I'll post some experiences. I'll be using the stock cooler at stock speed (yes, boring, I know), after all there's Turbo Mode to do the 'overclocking' for me

  8. #8
    Headless Chicken Terbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,321
    Thanks
    1,095
    Thanked
    672 times in 550 posts
    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: Cooling for i5

    What about the new Arctic Freezer pr0 ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

  9. #9
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The Octagon
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • ArCElM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel 3570K 4.5Ghz - H80
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Cruciall Ballistix
      • Storage:
      • 2x 128GB Samsung 830 SSD RAID-0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte Windforce GTX 680 SLi
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT02
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Sony Bravia
      • Internet:
      • Sky Broadband 18MB

    Re: Cooling for i5

    Sorry, thanks guys I should have mentioned I am after high end air cooling (Prolimatech Megahalems) or low end water cooling such as the Corsair H50.

    I was just wondering what other people were doing for there 1156.

    simply coz I REALLY cba building my new PC twice in the space of a couple of weeks.

    Might just wait for the cooling.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: Cooling for i5

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    What about the new Arctic Freezer pr0 ?
    God no, it's the same as the old original just with a multiple motherboard type mounting.
    EDIT: Oh and they changed the fan so hopefully they've finally fixed the PWM fail issue which would cause the fan to just run at full speed at all times
    The ACf7p is fine for 65w dual core cpu's but not for a 95w quad core, the fan is going to have to run at high speeds to keep the heat down which is going to be noisy.

    the Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme would be a far better bet, but it doen't come with socket 1156 mounting kit . . . yet.

    I'm hopeing thermalright bring out a 1156 bolt through kit for the Ultra-120, so I can see how my Ultima90 copes
    My only real complaint with this older Ulitma90 is that while the base is the same as the Ultra-120/90 and will happly use the mounting kits for them, Thermalright instead used a different bolt through kit for the Ultima90 which is just not as good.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Brentwood, Essex
    Posts
    1,364
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    43 times in 39 posts
    • sammorris's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P55A-UD4 / Z68MX-UD2H / Z97N-WiFi
      • CPU:
      • i5-750@3.8 / 3470 / 4690S
      • Memory:
      • 12GB XMS / 8GB XMS / 16GB XMS
      • Storage:
      • SSD in every build, 53TB fileserver
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX970 / HD7770 / GTX960 ITX
      • PSU:
      • ZM850-HP/ CX500 / RM650
      • Case:
      • HAF 932 / NZXT Lexa / Fractal Node 304
      • Operating System:
      • Win 8.1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10 IP
      • Monitor(s):
      • UP3214Q / U2312HM x2
      • Internet:
      • Enta FTTC 70/20

    Re: Cooling for i5

    The Freezer Extreme is shocking. Didn't know they'd redone the pro for i5, that'll be worth a look. A Freezer is fine for a 95W chip, just not if you overclock it
    I'm waiting for the 1156 adapter for the Ultra-120, as that's my cooler of choice.

  12. #12
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The Octagon
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • ArCElM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel 3570K 4.5Ghz - H80
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Cruciall Ballistix
      • Storage:
      • 2x 128GB Samsung 830 SSD RAID-0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte Windforce GTX 680 SLi
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT02
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Sony Bravia
      • Internet:
      • Sky Broadband 18MB

    Re: Cooling for i5

    tbh I alrdy own a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme.. if they sorted a bracket..

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Brentwood, Essex
    Posts
    1,364
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    43 times in 39 posts
    • sammorris's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P55A-UD4 / Z68MX-UD2H / Z97N-WiFi
      • CPU:
      • i5-750@3.8 / 3470 / 4690S
      • Memory:
      • 12GB XMS / 8GB XMS / 16GB XMS
      • Storage:
      • SSD in every build, 53TB fileserver
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX970 / HD7770 / GTX960 ITX
      • PSU:
      • ZM850-HP/ CX500 / RM650
      • Case:
      • HAF 932 / NZXT Lexa / Fractal Node 304
      • Operating System:
      • Win 8.1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10 IP
      • Monitor(s):
      • UP3214Q / U2312HM x2
      • Internet:
      • Enta FTTC 70/20

    Re: Cooling for i5

    I've got two 120As, soon to be three

  14. #14
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The Octagon
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • ArCElM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel 3570K 4.5Ghz - H80
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Cruciall Ballistix
      • Storage:
      • 2x 128GB Samsung 830 SSD RAID-0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte Windforce GTX 680 SLi
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT02
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Sony Bravia
      • Internet:
      • Sky Broadband 18MB

    Re: Cooling for i5

    u have 2 what?

    and what? :/

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Brentwood, Essex
    Posts
    1,364
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    43 times in 39 posts
    • sammorris's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P55A-UD4 / Z68MX-UD2H / Z97N-WiFi
      • CPU:
      • i5-750@3.8 / 3470 / 4690S
      • Memory:
      • 12GB XMS / 8GB XMS / 16GB XMS
      • Storage:
      • SSD in every build, 53TB fileserver
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX970 / HD7770 / GTX960 ITX
      • PSU:
      • ZM850-HP/ CX500 / RM650
      • Case:
      • HAF 932 / NZXT Lexa / Fractal Node 304
      • Operating System:
      • Win 8.1 / Win 8.1 / Win 10 IP
      • Monitor(s):
      • UP3214Q / U2312HM x2
      • Internet:
      • Enta FTTC 70/20

    Re: Cooling for i5

    two Ultra-120As, the four heatpipe version, one for my gaming PC and one for my silent PC. My file server's soon to get one too.

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    195
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    31 times in 28 posts

    Re: Cooling for i5

    Some of the i5 reviews I have been reading are using the Thermalright MUX-120.

    As Pob255 mentioned, any cooler that works well with C2Q or LGA1366 should work with no problem, assuming it has a compatible mounting bracket.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Ultimate cooling?
    By Noxvayl in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 11-08-2008, 11:56 PM
  2. New core 2 build, cooling raid and quiet answers
    By julian.day17 in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-09-2006, 01:59 PM
  3. necessity of HDD cooling; advice/opinion on this matter
    By silon in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 14-06-2005, 12:56 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •