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    Spec me a cheap i5 2500k cooler

    Hi, I'm currently running this cpu on stock cooler at stock clocks. I'm thinking about trying a little overclocking, but don't want to spend a huge amount on after market cooling.

    Can anyone suggest a£15-£20ish aftermarket cooler that would provide better performance than the stock cooler?

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    Re: Spec me a cheap i5 2500k cooler

    I would get this cooler for around £24:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...156-amdam2-am3


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    Re: Spec me a cheap i5 2500k cooler

    I use this one (on a hotter CPU):

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...156-amdam2-am3

    If you want easy install, this one's better:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arcti...m2-am2plus-am3

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    Re: Spec me a cheap i5 2500k cooler

    Thanks for the quick response guys!

    EDIT: What sort of overclock would you think I could expect to achieve on those coolers? I want to try to keep my cpu running at about 60C-ish under load.

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    Re: Spec me a cheap i5 2500k cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffar View Post
    Thanks for the quick response guys!

    EDIT: What sort of overclock would you think I could expect to achieve on those coolers? I want to try to keep my cpu running at about 60C-ish under load.
    Temp will depend on ambient and what fan speed you want, but easily 4+ghz.

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    Re: Spec me a cheap i5 2500k cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Temp will depend on ambient and what fan speed you want, but easily 4+ghz.
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    Re: Spec me a cheap i5 2500k cooler

    I've got the Coolermaster V6 on my 2600K. Obviously, I removed the silly LEDs and marked the cooler with arrows so I know which way the air flows (it's not obvious otherwise).
    It is quite big, but it's pretty quiet and shifts a lot of heat.

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