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Windows 7: Best CPU cooler for i5 3570k to overclock with?

01 Mar 2013   #1
SKiisM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Best CPU cooler for i5 3570k to overclock with?

Hey guys, so recently I purchased a new processor, i5 3570K, and have been getting great speeds with it, but now I want to OC it. Obviously using the stock CPU fan wouldn't do well with overclocking so I wanted to know what CPU cooler I should get that's liquid cooled. I was leaning more towards Corsair H60 or H80 but they are quite pricey. Also I wanted to ask if Liquid Cooling is the most silent or at least more quieter than regular CPU fans. Budget is about 70 - 85 dollars.


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01 Mar 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hello and welcome Ski mate I have the Intel RTS2011LC in my machine and I don't hear it at all mind you I don't OC either but I guess for your budget tis would suit

This is where I get mine from you would probably have access to a better price Intel RTS2011LC Liquid Cooling System [BXRTS2011LC] - $85.00 : PC Case Gear

Am really surprise you haven't been swamped by suggestions though
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01 Mar 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It will very hard to give suggestion until the specs are filled out completely. We don't even know what computer case, (tower) we are working with.

Take a look at my specs or ICit2lol specs and you will see what I mean.
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02 Mar 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm a fan of Corsair, Thermaltake and the new NZXT series sealed but Swiftech has leaped over them with a single bound. Head educate and have options, for the options reason along and pump capacity and additional rad expansion this is the one to look at if it will fit.
Swiftech H220 - CPU Liquid Cooling Systems CPU Cooler VGA Water Block Heatsink Pump Radiator Heat Exchanger Kit
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02 Mar 2013   #5
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Here's a review of the swiftech cooler Swiftech H220 Full Review - YouTube
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02 Mar 2013   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Wow he doesn't have much good to say. Now read this:
Swiftech H220 AIO Water Cooling Kit Review | martinsliquidlab.org
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02 Mar 2013   #7
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No he doesn't do it much justice does he. He's a bit bias to Corsair probably ent. User reviews are a more reliable source i think.
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02 Mar 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Very nice fellas but it is probably going to be out of the posters price range
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02 Mar 2013   #9
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

With the OP's budget, we are probably talking about a single 120/140mm Rad unit. I also use the Intel water cooler, and I have my 3570K OC'd to a stable 4.5GHz....doesn't miss a beat. With all of the testing I've seen, the H80 with dual fans is probably the best performing single rad unit. I do prefer the coolers that are manufactured by Asetek though, such as the Intel, SOME Corsair models, the Zalmans, and I think the NZXT units. For comparison, the old style Corsair units with the square shaped pump are made by Cool-IT, if I'm not mistaken.

To the OP: Let us know what kind of case you have and we will have a better idea of what will work for you.
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02 Mar 2013   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

From what I've heard the 140mm or 280mm NZXT Kraken is a real contender as well.
NZXT :: Unique. Unprecendented. Inspired - Kraken X60 Product Detail
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