[SOLVED] Selecting cooler for i5 11600

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Hi all,

So, I recently set up a new pc with i5 11600 using the stock cooler. It seems that the temps I get idle is around 39C with 2200RPM but when I do even simple tasks the temps get high quickly as well as the fan noise. Which is something normal for this CPU (with xmp profile on 2666Mhz and turbo boost). So I was thinking buying a Dark Rock Slim which is a small and efficient cooler. Is this supported for the 1200 socket? Is there any better alternative for that money?

Thanks in advance
 
The Dark Rock is a good cooler, so are these...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $49.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $49.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-01 03:35 EDT-0400 |

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | $44.80 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $44.80
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-01 03:39 EDT-0400 |

Heres a rough performance reference chart...

They are all supported on that platform.

For Intel locked CPUs any cooler is better than that stock one. Those stock coolers are horrible.
 
Reactions: Phoenix_007
The Dark Rock is a good cooler, so are these...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $49.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $49.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-01 03:35 EDT-0400 |

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | $44.80 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $44.80
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-01 03:39 EDT-0400 |

Heres a rough performance reference chart...

They are all supported on that platform.

For Intel locked CPUs any cooler is better than that stock one. Those stock coolers are horrible.
 
Reactions: Phoenix_007

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