Improving a CPU cooling solution

I am having some heat issues with my Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz  6MB Cache, LGA 1155 CPU, which is mounted on an Asus P8H67-M PRO/CSM motherboard.  The board has four holes for push pins which secure the existing heat sink & fan.  I'd like to use a more effective cooler, such as the one advertised here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Fan-CPU-Cooler-Heatsink-quiet-for-Intel-LGA775-1156-1155-AMD-AM2-AM2-AM3-/281356802637?ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123 

However, I don't know if there is a way to attach the brackets of this cooler to the motherboard.  Please advise.

Note: No need for advice about cooling, in general.  I posted a previous question which covered all of those factors.
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Daniel FoyeCommented:
The item description leaves a bit to be desired, as the Chinese -to-English translation is hard to follow.

I believe they are trying to say that it includes a round bracket that attaches to the intel-compatible motherboard, which you then fasten the heatsink to via the clip on the heatsink.
ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  Any opinion about the effeciveness of this device?
Daniel FoyeCommented:
It probably works OK, maybe it even works quite well.

But, you are not as assured as if you went with something that was more of a brand-name that you could read reviews on, etc.

Will it fin in your particular case with your particular motherboard? (the detailed specs and drawings can help you answer that)

Will the fans be too loud for your taste? (larger fans usually require less RPM, so they probably aren't too loud - EDIT: it says they spin at 2200 RPM, which is actually a little higher RPM than I would have imagined. Airflow and therefore Fan speed is going to be crucial to heat removal for a heatpipe-based cooler like this, with a thin aluminum base)

These types of questions I usually try to ascertain before making such a purchase. But, I also understand trying to save a few bucks, which this item will probably allow you to do, versus a more mainstream-branded heatsink/fan combo.

If you really need to save the $ and don't mind waiting for it to arrive from China (I guess I assume you are US-based, sorry if I am wrong), I would say "go for it."

But, if you want faster delivery and want to be assured of the device's characteristics before buying, I would say "get something that you can read reviews on."
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  One last question:  Is there a way to search for cooling devices which are compatible with my motherboard, as well as the CPU?
andreasSystem AdminCommented:
For my taste: Heatsink to small, to many fans. Would be more noisy than necessary.

I would prefer something like this;

http://www.arctic.ac/de_en/freezer-i30.html

Be aware of its size, it will not fit in all cases.
tailoreddigitalCommented:
Daniel Foye has you pointed in the right direction.    I've used models like those and they do cool fine.    I've found that you get similar results from low-mid range liquid cooling.   Daniel is 100% right in suggesting a collection of reviews to really get a good idea of what you're buying.    I recommend,
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430771772&sr=8-1&keywords=1155+cooler

I've bought numerous cooling systems like this one and they always come with a collection of brackets to mount onto the different slots.

I haven't purchased anything from ebay, so i'm not sure how that will play out.    I have bought countless items (including the item i linked to) from Amazon and can tell you that they take great care of their clients.

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tailoreddigitalCommented:
"Thank you.  One last question:  Is there a way to search for cooling devices which are compatible with my motherboard, as well as the CPU?"

You need to match the socket (LGA 1155) and as andreas just pointed out, the physical size (make sure it fits in the case)
andreasSystem AdminCommented:
For specifications you need to buy a cooler that has at least the capability to cool a CPU with a TDP of 95W which is for the I5 2500k and the matching socket.

For the fitting the only way is to measure the space in all direction in the case, add 2 cm in all directions and then look at the specs sheet of the cooler and see it it will fint in all 3 dimensions.
Daniel FoyeCommented:
Is there a way to search for cooling devices which are compatible with my motherboard, as well as the CPU?

That's what a name-brand cooler with reviews will help you to be assured of before buying it.
Amazon is your friend (user reviews, detailed info):

Amazon page with LGA 1155 CPU coolers, sorted by average user reviews (best to worst)

I would suggest this one:

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

It has good reviews, is a best-seller, and the price is reasonable.

EDIT: and it seems that tailoreddigital suggests it as well. :-)

The Arctic-branded one that andreas suggested is nice, and it should be noted that the cooler you originally linked us to on ebay is essentially a copy of these types of name-brand designs.
ddantesAuthor Commented:
I appreciate all Experts' contributions.  I've ordered the model recommended by tailoreddigital and Daniel Foye.
ddantesAuthor Commented:
The cooler has been installed.  While running the application which previously heated the CPU above 75 C, the hottest it gets now is 56C.  Thanks again for the recommendation.
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