Assistance/Advice needed on LGA1155 CPU Air Coolers

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  1. viKierannx

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    Hi everyone, :thumbsup:

    I have been doing my research around on the internet about certain CPU Air Coolers and found some reviews on them but I was just wondering if I could get some advice on some CPU Air Coolers on AVForums.

    I currently have a Gelid Tranquillo Rev.2 in my Zalman Z11 Plus case cooling my i5 2550k, but was looking at some others and thinking of changing, I have no intention of OC'ing yet but I do game a little bit more on my PC now (GTA IV, Borderlands - thinking of going to better games)

    So my question is that the coolers listed below, are they any better and what would you guys recommend?

    Akasa AK-CC4008HP01
    Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator
    BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 2 CPU Cooler
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212

    Many thanks,

    Kieran :smashin:
     
  2. EndlessWaves

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    In what ways do you find your current one insufficient? Is it too noisy?
     
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    The stock cooler should be fine if you aren't overclocking so your current Gelid is probably even better and from what you say there's no real reason to change at the moment. Install Real Temp and see how your temperatures are and let us know.
     
  4. viKierannx

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    It is a little noisy, but I think that's when it spins up more when I'm gaming, I do a bit of video editing aswell.
     
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    Okay will do, I'm not at home at the moment but from what I re-call it's about 50c under 100 load.
     
  6. delta_42

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    I would say that cooler is more than adequate for anything short of some fairly extreme overclocking. If it's noisy just change the fan. SPCR is a good place to check out reviews for quiet fans.
     
  7. viKierannx

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    After looking on Core Temp my Idle Temp is 40c and under load goes to about 52c is that good? :confused:
     
  8. viKierannx

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    Okay thankyou for this, I'll go and have a browse! :smashin:
     
  9. EndlessWaves

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    That's fine, 80-90°C is typically when you start expecting problems (or rather the throttling that happens instead of problems).
     
  10. viKierannx

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    Ah well that's good to know at least for now I know my current temps are safe! :smashin: Sorry for the late reply by the way guys!
     

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