What CPU cooler to buy?

michigan_man

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I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to CPU coolers.
I don't know what is best, or what will even fit in my case.
I want one because this new Player Unknown Game is running my CPU to death.

Here are my PC Components.
Mobo
GPU
Case
Power Supply
CPU

As for a budget i guess like around $50.

bonus thought, is it even worth putting money into this system???
 

jwcrellin

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The cryorig H7 has excellent cooling performance and is quiet as well. It is also short enough to fit in your case. Does your mobo allow overclocking? If not, getting a Z97 would give your pc a longer usable gaming life.
 

michigan_man

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I am not sure if it does or not. Now that you mention it if its possible I would love to overclock, since i will have decent CPU cooler.
 

mrobscura

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apparently some h97 boards will allow overclocking on unlocked cpus, depending on the bios. but its not a good idea since h97 boards were not meant for overclocking. either run the 4690k stock(you may not have a choice anyway on that board) or get a z97 board.

as for coolers under 50 bucks, the h7 is definitely the way to go. at 35 bucks or so it really cant be beat in that price range. I had an overclocked 6600k cooled by one and it did an excellent job.
 

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