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Which heatsink would you recommend for i5 3570k?

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Hey guys.

Thread title says it all. Which do you recommend?

I'm leaning away from liquid cooling systems so please only recommend air cooling.

I'm looking for something under $100 preferably as cheap as I can go. I probably wont OC and even if I do it'll only be for a little. What's the best bang-for-the-buck you can recommend?

What specifications should I be looking for when searching for a fan?
What do you guys think of the Noctua-DH14? Or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO?

Thank you
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The short answer is, the stock cooler.
It has been extensively researched, keeps the CPU within it's thermal footprint at the max stock settings, fan can be a little noisy.

When you buy a retail CPU that includes a stock cooler from both AMD and Intel, it comes with a 3 yea warranty. If you install an after market cooler, your CPU warranty is then null and void.

I would always recommend using the stock cooler to begin with and if absolutely nec, install a different one later.

Case cooling is very important, The best CPU cooler will still fail without good chassis cooling.

Edited by iammykyl, 28 January 2013 - 03:50 AM.

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