Heatsink + Cabby @ <5000 Rupees

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    aytus The Boss

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    Hi,
    I need to upgrade my HSF and cabinet. I want to know what is the best combo that i can get under 5000. the cabby must have a front mounted fan, and good airflow and cooling overall. and should fit the heatsink(obviously) in case its a bit big/ budget cant be extended more then 5k .. and that includes all the fans and thermal pastes and wotever. apart from that the cabby should also have front mounted usb+audio ports. I,d like to spend the money on both the items as per their rightful share so refrain from suggesting to go with a high priced cabby like 690 and stick with stock hsf or vice versa. Also i,d like if the setup could maintain compatibility wit 1366 i7 or socket (jst to add some future proofing).

    presently i have a e5200 processor (whose stock hsf dosent fit properly and there is a small gap b/w processor and hsf (conformed by thermal paste footprint, which also makes me a bit inclined toward a pressure mounted hsf that has the potential to eliminate that gap), a biostar TP43-A7 mobo and a palit 9600GT.

    Looking forward for your suggestions anxiously.
     
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    I would suggest OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler, along with any of the Cooler Master Elite series.
    I got this CPU Cooler almost a year ago, and i am happy with its performance.It cost me 2.8k then, i donno the price now.

    Do wait for other's suggestions too.

    Note: If u buy the Elite series cabinets you will have to remove the Chimney present in the Side panel of the cabinet for the after market HSF to fit in.
     
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    Thanks i think i can go with that one . So is that cooler recommended by others?
     
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    It seems good to me.

    Read this and this.
     
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    I am very much satisfied with the Cooler. My CPU (Q6600 G0, Not Overclocked) temperature does not go beyond 30C when idle or normal gaming. When i have played Crysis for almost 2 hours the temperature reached a maximum of 35-36C.
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    If u have any doubts of feasibility of the Cooler in the Elite series, you can take a look @ here http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118889&page=3
    In this thread i have posted the images of my system.
     
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    OK, so after lots and lots of research on cpu cooling rit from megahelems to stock hsf,s ive pinned it down to CM Hyper 212 + (take notice of +) . I think it fits my budget at 1.8k .. offers better performance then its older and costlier brother the CM Hyper 212 . and the suggested OCZ vendetta 2. it also has the future proofing i was vying for as it is compatible with 1156 and 1366 processors.. (and does this without having to buy a seperate clip for that)...

    so now if it gets the approval from you guys , i would like to know which cabby will fit the same. Also if anyone knows of any pitfalls, shortcomings or cons of this hsf (other than the gaps in the base b/w the heatpipes) post here. And do u think these gaps will trap heat?? If someone can spare the time to read the reviews .. have a look at the three of these. Thr,s a lot of difference in the opinions.

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/coolermaster_hyper_212_plus/5.htm

    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2419

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...ster-hyper-212-plus-cpu-cooler-review-10.html
     
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    They Hyper 212+ is cheaper then the Hyper 212...why..???

    Yes..just checked it out..true...! But so weird..why would an advanced model be cheaper...

    Anyways...I use the Hyper 212 (non plus). It is a great cooler. Most of the time my E7400 stays...below 42C (non A/C room). Though my CPU is on stock with a low v-core of ~1.03V.

    Regarding the gaps..those are because of the circular steel pipes running through the base: But this is a good design since the dissipating metal is directly touching the CPU.

    ....but yes, there would be gaps which could trap warm air.
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    ....but you are getting future proofed. Or I would suggest, get the Hyper 212 (non plus), when ever you go for an i7 upgrade (or whatever), buy another cooler...! :)

    Whats your budget for the cabinet. Most standard ATX cabinets should manage the Hyper 212. Anything with a width of > ~8.5" should suffice. Try the CM690 if you can...!
     
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    well i had a budget of 5k for both. 5k-1.9= 3.1k . give and take a few hundred .thats all im left with.
     
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