First time OCer, suggestion on HSF and other questions.

Well, my system specs are in my sig if you need to see those.

My CPU is a core2 duo E7400 @2.8ghz. Still learning the OCing method but i'm looking for fan suggestions.

At the moment i'm looking at a COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520, here's the link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

Seems like a good HSF for the price, what other suggestions would you people give me?

Also, how far can i push my CPU do you think? I've seen some people saying they have got it around 3.8ghz, and some have said they have it over 4ghz.

Just looking for some general suggestions and help, thanks in advance for the replies ;)
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  1. I watercool, so can't help on the CPU cooler except this link.
    http://www.frostytech.com/index.cfm

    Ohh and the proven best by a bit is the Thermalright true with two HS fans in push/pull. There are other ones cheaper and close for sure.

    Your OC depends on your Mobo and mem quality, bios ability (you), cooling, and finally just how good your chip is out of the fab. Just get it as high as you can within temp and voltage limits. Take it slow is all I can say.
  2. XIGMATEK are good but again i watercool so im not really educated on aircoolers, i doubt ull get >4 but anythings possible, like Conumdrum said
    "Your OC depends on your Mobo and mem quality, bios ability (you), cooling, and finally just how good your chip is out of the fab. Just get it as high as you can within temp and voltage limits."
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