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I installed 2 fans yesterday and it brought down my overall temps except for my CPU temps. My CPU is still getting very heated (80-90C while gaming)
I took off the CPU cooler and took off the thermal paste (I accidentally put too much on) but that didn't seem to make any difference.
I am using the stock Intel cooler.
It ranges from 40c to 50c while i'm just browsing youtube, Reddit, etc.

 
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Stock coolers from intel aren't great, especially for gaming.
I have a 4790K and upgraded the cooler straight away. 4790's are known for getting quite toasty.

Maybe go for something like this: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
I use this one and idle at roughly 40c and under full load (stress test) max out at roughly 70c (fan is not at max speed).
 
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Stock coolers from intel aren't great, especially for gaming.
I have a 4790K and upgraded the cooler straight away. 4790's are known for getting quite toasty.

Maybe go for something like this: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
I use this one and idle at roughly 40c and under full load (stress test) max out at roughly 70c (fan is not at max speed).
You got any suggestions for a budget cooler?
 
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Intel chips always run hot as hell unless you delid them. Stock coolers usually cannot maintain boost clocks on most Intel chips unless you have insane airflow in your case.

I do not recommend delid but I would recommend like a Cryorig M9 or H7.

Yea The 212 EVO is one of the best 'cheaper' coolers you can get.
No its not. It was a decade ago now its considered garbage. It should cost $20 without rebates not $30-35 and sometimes having a rebate. Its overpriced by 50% if it was $25 it would be fine.


$20 air coolers like the Cryorig M9 out perform it while producing half the noise.

$35 coolers like Cryorig H7 have the same costs and outperform it greatly.


The 212 is outdated.


You got any suggestions for a budget cooler?
Cryorig M9i for $20, Cryorig H7 for $35


Benchmarks


Noise levels at 100% fan speed



6 Decibels louder may not sound like a lot but Decibels are exponential every 10 points is 100% more noise.

So 6 Decibels = 60% louder.

Despite the Cryorig H7 saying its 43db max remember the H7 is a far stronger cooler so its unlikely to need to be at 100%.

But the M9 and 212 are similar power.
 
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