What cooler do I get?

nickazzo123

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Hi,

I am looking to purchase a cpu cooler for my Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) because I just got a GTX 680.

Is there anything that you guys recommend? my budget is $40-$80. It can be air or water cooling. I need one that will actually make a difference when overclocking to like 3.9-4.2

Another thing I wanna know is would I have to raise the voltage when overclocking over 3.7? And will it make my CPU not last long? The thing I've been hearing is that if you raise the voltage to OC, the CPU won't last long.

Here are my exact specs:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
Video Card: GTX 680
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341048
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

I know my RAM has a high a** profile so it's gonna be hard installing the coolers I guess.

Thanks!
 
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For high profile RAM, which is more style than cooling, you can more easily fit a closed loop cooler. The Antec 620 CLC with push-pull fans fits your budget. But you have to go to the hardware store for the extra long screws for the second fan.

chesteracorgi

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For high profile RAM, which is more style than cooling, you can more easily fit a closed loop cooler. The Antec 620 CLC with push-pull fans fits your budget. But you have to go to the hardware store for the extra long screws for the second fan.
 
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