Whate are some Better cooling options

So ive descided that im going to get and I5-3750k ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 )   and use a cooler master hyper 212 plus ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 ) to cool it. or at least i had. after asking around and looking at reviews i learned that that specific cooler is really good for cooling CPUs that are overclocked BUT is also really massive in size. like possibly wont fit in my case ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235034&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Cases%20%28Computer%20Cases%20-%20ATX%20Form%29-_-Zalman%20Tech%20Co.%20%20Ltd-_-11235034&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID= ) big. and i dont want to buy a cooler then have to mod my case just to fit int in.

I dont plan on overclocking my computer... at least not untill I have to or am more comfortable with my financial position. so a cooler that will make my comp good for OCing isnt completely necessary

Well my question is this does anyone know enough about that cooler or case to be able to tell me if it will fit just fine and if they dont or if they wont fit what are some other really good CPU coolers that i can use. id like to keep it under $100 and the closer to $50 or below the better.

Also I really dont know much about liquid cooling but ive been told it can be really complicated and dangerous for a noob to install so (unless these statements are wrong) id like to avoid that as well.

This is a bit over your price. But its built by a reputable company (probably the best company). 


Just get a Thermalright True Spirit 140. It will do just fine with a 3570k and it's around 50$ to buy.

The heatsink is 170mm high so take a nice ruler and check if it fits your case before you buy.

http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=545&pagenumber=1 Check out the graphs on page 6.

well I did some measuring and searching for its size and the cooler is about 6.75 inches verses my 6.5 inch space in my case (i used inches because thats the measurement that was givin to me) so i will deffinately need to use a new cooler.

ya Ive got about 161mm of clearance in this case so unfortunately that wont work.

Newegg says that the Hyper 212 is 158.5mm tall, so if you have 161mm of space in your case, then you should be able to just barely fit it.

If you're worried about space, then why not just get a Corsair H60?


If your not going to overclock, well untill you ca afford a propper cooler why not just use the one that comes in the box with the CPU??? The save your pennys until you can afford a proper cooler like the NH-D14.

Looking at the back of the case there is a 120mm fan and that is enough to tell you that the mighty D14 will fit. You can spend more money on a cooler than the D14 but little of it will be worth the extra. You can spend 50% more than the D14 and only get 5 degrees. To get propely better cooling than a D14 you will have to go full water cooling. (and I'm not talking about closed loops) 


So just use the regular Cooler till you can afford a D14 then you can OC away in the knollage that you are going to be OK.

The stock cooler is absolutely fine if you don't plan on OC'n

No, the Intel stock coolers are pretty horrible. Your temps will probably go over 80C at full load on stock settings with the stock cooler.

um, if you want cheap cooling thats better then liquid cooling, look into thermo electic cooling. you can buy thermo electric coolers on ebay for like 20 bucks for 3 or 4 of them. then you need a cheap cpu heatsink. it will involve gettoh rigging it, but its cheap and will cool your cpu to arounf -5c to about 5c idle.


i did a video on it actualy. look for a 12v TEC and you can use your computers power supply. a 15v one will work as well, but you will hve a performance decrease. however if you spend about 50 bucks for a benchtop 15v power supply, you will have better performance then a 12v one.



heres a video i did on the method. if you dont plan on doing that and you want a good cooler to OC, go with the frio.

this is what I use, way to big for your case but damn, it keeps my 6 core almost cold...


Im using intel stock on a cheap 50$ case w/3 cheap fans Temps never go over 60



Have you tried Prime 95?

Don't you have to worry about condensation build up with TEC's?

I thought the Chill TECs went obsolete years ago...

your right about the hyper 212 i realized today at work that the cup should end up directly under the raised window that the Z11 has which would give it enough room to clear it.

Ive heared that that particular series of coolers is really great but i assumed that since it was a liquid cooling system i would have to buy a whole bunch of other stuff and go through the whole setup hassel.


I was wondering that as well. when i looked into them i was told that they had condensation buildup and that was why they arent standard on fans.

No, the whole point of the closed loop systems like the ones corsair makes is that you don't have to put it together. You just screw it into your motherboard like any other CPU cooler and then mount the radiator somewhere in your case.

In this case, you would have to screw the central waterblock and pump combo into your motherboard and then screw the radiator and fan into the 120mm fan mount at the back of your case. After you do that, just plug the fan in and you're good to go.

You don't have to buy any extra parts unless you decided you want to buy a different fan or thermal paste. Everything you need comes in the box.

after doing a bit more googling and asking around about the case specifically I learned that the viewing window will land directly over the CPU (I probably should have known that but when i measured it earlier i was in a pretty big rush) which the raised window will give it enough room to clear the fan so i think im going to go with my origional option sinc eive been told that it is really the best way to go for the pricerange