Need a new CPU fan, looking for suggestions

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Sovereign110

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My stock fan has a couple broken push-pins so it's not entirely secure, and my CPU is reaching 90-95 C while I'm gaming, which I hear is too hot and can cause damage over time. So I'm looking for a new fan...I have an Intel i5-2500k, which I'm told is socket type 1155, and my motherboard is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304

I was looking at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, but I'm not certain it'll fit. I don't have a very large case, nor does my mobo seem very big either. So I'm thinking I should go with something smaller? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 

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I can tell you that the coolermaster 212s are excellent. One of my systems uses an i2500k [overclocked to 4.4gig] with a 212. Temps will get to the high 50s when running prime95 and run 30C or so in normal use.

As replay has alluded to, you will need to measure your case to be sure the coolermaster will fit. In addition, these coolers are not the easiest things to install. Be sure you test fit everything prior to applying the thermal compound and doing the final install. The thermal compound supplied by coolermaster is thicker than arctic silver and somewhat tacky. I put a finger inside of a plastic bag to spread the compound on the cpu.
 

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One other item. If you have ram with heatsinks on the ram chips, those almost always hit the bottom of the fan/cooler. Sometimes you have to do a little "engineering" to get it to fit.
 
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If your case happens to be too small for the Coolermaster 212 here are a few options.


This one for a medium sized case is great.


Cooler Master Hyper TX3_
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064


Or


ARCTIC Freezer 13_
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186039




This one I have used for really small Micro cases. It's better than a stock Intel fan by about 5-8c average. Also quieter.


LOGISYS Computer IC231PWM _
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835999040
 
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