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Cpu AIR cooler help needed

i need the best air cooler in the 50$ range, i thought something like the deepcool lucifer V2 but its really really big, it overhangs ram slots, and i think it might have problems with the mobo heat spreaders, gigabyte z170mx gaming 5 (im planning on overclocking a i5 6600k)

The cryorig h7 is my next choice, its smaller, also looks nicer but how will it perform?

What would be the best for my money? It has to be an air cooler though, any suggestions?
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  1. Anything you pick from here will be good: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-cpu-coolers,review-33267.html#B00V62I9U4

    PS: Make sure you have low profile RAM if you go for Noctua nh-d14 or d15
  2. Proofy said:
    Anything you pick from here will be good: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-cpu-coolers,review-33267.html#B00V62I9U4

    PS: Make sure you have low profile RAM if you go for Noctua nh-d14 or d15


    This doesn't really answer my question, those coolers are either bad (the ones in my price range) or out of my price range

    Ive done some research and heres what ive come up with


    Deepcool lucifer V2
    Cryorig h7
    Phanteks ph tc12dx


    These are all in my price range, and aesthetically appealing, now which one to pic?
  3. Out of those 3 I would take Phanteks ph tc12dx

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Phanteks/PH-TC12DX/6.html

    It isn't very loud, pretty good OC and decent temperatures on load
  4. Best answer
    Can't you grab the cryorig h5 (if it fits your case)
    All the benefits of the h7 including zero ram interference , but a bigger sink, 140mm fan & better cooling.
  5. madmatt30 said:
    Can't you grab the cryorig h5 (if it fits your case)
    All the benefits of the h7 including zero ram interference , but a bigger sink, 140mm fan & better cooling.


    Phanteks will still perform better after oc on load
  6. ^ no it won't mate , it won't even come close.
  7. I have a h7 and performs phenomenal on my i5 4590, I had to settle for a non over clocking cpu for the time being but it keeps it around 55c using occt
    For the cpu and furmark on my 280 which gets up to 72-73c
  8. madmatt30 said:
    ^ no it won't mate , it won't even come close.


    you have some proof for this ? As far as I see from performance and cooling benchmarks phantex comes ahead by 5-10C on load

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Phanteks/PH-TC12DX/6.html

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CRYORIG/H7_Universal/6.html

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CRYORIG/H5_Universal/6.html

    TC12DX wins out. it costs around $5 more, but it performs better. the noise level is higher, but not by much. the TC12DX is smaller and more compact being a 120mm tower vs a 140mm, the H5 is taller and longer so it comes closer to the top pci-express slot and whatever expansion card may be in it. the TC12DX performs better as a cooler too. You should really do a checkup before you suggest some cooler and claim it to be better than other
  9. Lads i just watched a review, the phanteks wins by 4C under load, but considering that the cryorig h7 is cheaper and quiter, im going with it instead.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KrROVq0cdCY My proof
  10. ThatAfricanDude said:
    Lads i just watched a review, the phanteks wins by 4C under load, but considering that the cryorig h7 is cheaper and quiter, im going with it instead.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KrROVq0cdCY My proof


    It's quieter when it's slower rpm ofc, also it's bigger but if it can fit your case go for it... I just answered to your question which one is the best in terms of cooling out of 3 that you have provided :)
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