Which CPU Cooler Is Better For Overclocking?

Fan 1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029&Tpk=XIGMATEK%20Dark%20Knight&IsVirtualParent=1

Fan2: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B005O65JXI&linkCode=xm2&tag=wwwcareyholzm-20


Also, do both the fans work with 1150 socket? I've heard that 1155 cpu fans can work with 1150 mobos and cpus.

I need to know which will cool my components more so i can overclock :)
I Plan on adding another fan to either coolers for a push/pull
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  1. Both CPU's are compatible so socket 1155/1156 fans would work with 1150.

    The Cooler Master cools better. If you want it to be more quiet though you can go for XIGMATEK.
  2. Cooler master 212 evo will make u sacrifice ram your ram slots and xigmatek too

    Get this
    It has bettr prfrmnc than both AND AT A LOWER PRICE
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BmJQ


    Dont forget to close the post
  3. Compatible with 1150
  4. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Cooler master 212 evo will make u sacrifice ram your ram slots and xigmatek too

    Get this
    It has bettr prfrmnc than both AND AT A LOWER PRICE
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BmJQ


    Dont forget to close the post



    You said that it would make me sacrifice my ram and my ram slots? what do u mean by that? Does it block ram slots?
    I plan to only put 2 rams(2x4gb) in
  5. Oh... and i don't want a liquid cooler, i prefer air coolers. Don't want leaks :|
  6. my cm 212 evo is doing great atm, i wouldn't go for a xigmatek... their customer server is absolutely terrible when i tried to contact them they hung up on me twice and emailed them several times with no response
  7. Yes it will 2 of them

    These are all in one cooler prebuilt and prefilled and have no mAintanence so no leaks at all
  8. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Yes it will 2 of them

    These are all in one cooler prebuilt and prefilled and have no mAintanence so no leaks at all


    Can u explain to me what do u mean when u said sacrificing ram?
  9. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Yes it will 2 of them

    These are all in one cooler prebuilt and prefilled and have no mAintanence so no leaks at all


    Can u explain to me what do u mean when u said sacrificing ram?
  10. The h212 cooler would be just above them so you could not install ram on two slots
  11. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    The h212 cooler would be just above them so you could not install ram on two slots



    Ive seen people install the CPU cooler without touching the Rams though. My mobo is pretty big so im pretty sure it will fit just barely

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128594
  12. You can purchase low profile ram and you will still be able to utilize all of your ram slots. Have you considered the Noctua NH-D14?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608024
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