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Reliable air cooling for an i5-2500k @ 4.2ghz

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Hi guys,

Just a simple question today. I'm looking at running an i5-2500k at 4.2ghz 24/7 as cool as possible, within reason compared to the price. I've had a look at a few Noctua True coolers, Corsair and Zalman setups that have the large heatsinks and push/pull configuration. None seem to have many reviews in regards to the 2500k.

 

The Noctua NH-U9B goes for $75 at PCCG and looks like an acceptable choice, but when I'm trying to save a few $20 notes on the build I was wondering if the cheaper Zalman coolers come close to the Noctua's performance. If the Zalman CNPS10X-PERFORMA comes close, I'll snatch that up in a second as I can get it for $40.

Or I can go silly and get a Corsair H50 or H70.

 

Opinions?

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Maybe just go with a more traditional NH-U12P SE2?

 

The more interesting thing is, how did you get hold of a 2500K? Many retailers still say they're out of stock!

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I get my stock from importers, but yes they're running low on the 2500k's as well. Pity about my importers though is that they don't stock Noctua's, so I'll have to go through PCCG.

 

And the NH-U12P is a whole dollar more than the NH-U9B! You trying to kill me?

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Im a big fan of Noctua, Thermalright and Prolimatech coolers. I wouldnt waste my money on anything else for air. water is a whole other story.

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