Best heatsink + fan combo for the i7 920

I need a heatsink + fan combo for the i7 920 in a HAF 932, i wanna know the best heatsink + fan combo, as in best cooling

I also heard you can mount two fans on a heatsink, is it true? i thought u can only mount one...
11 answers Last reply
More about best heatsink combo
  1. Do you plan on high overclock on your I7, and how much do you want to spend. The reason I say this is for a mild oc, there may only be a few degrees diff between a good HSF and the Best, but the "Best" may be considerably more expensive.

    Yes there are some that use two fans in a push-pull configuration
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007

    Check out the HSF "roundups" or evals and or comparision charts.
    You can also check newegg to see what seams to be the most popular, read reviews - just take with a grain of salt.
  2. I can vouch for the Noctua that RetiredChief pointed to. If OC'ing, it holds its own with everything ATM except the thermalright IXF-14... And that sucker is huge, probably very expensive as well as it comes with no included bracket or fans. The Noctua has everything included including two of some of the quitest fans out there.

    Running 8 prime95 sessions, on mine, I get a 4c temp rise measured on realtemp.
  3. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/880/12/
    noctua nh-u12p even beats the 'reveared' TRUE 120 ....
    id say its the one to go for :D
  4. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/02/19/ga-1366-cpu-cooler-group-test/7

    seems in this review the true 120 is ahead of everything...
  5. ^ yeah until they test the Scythe Godhand, damn that thing is big.
  6. lol scythe godhead is HUGE, still dunno which cooler to pick
  7. i heard the V8 was kinda hard to install, np for me, but i think thermaltake or noctua might be betta
  8. Hard?

    Well if you mean that you have to take the mother board out of the case to install the back plate yes you have to do that.
    Juat like I show in the link to my post above.
  9. computernewbie said:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/02/19/ga-1366-cpu-cooler-group-test/7

    seems in this review the true 120 is ahead of everything...


    Also note that a push/pull fan may not add much, if any cooling.

    retired-chief had some good advice. No need to go crazy on cooler unless you are looking for record overclocks.

    Add to your list of good coolers the Xigmatek S1283V dark night:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029
  10. yes, but i dont want to OC and find out my temp is too high :P, anyway, i like things kool ;]
Ask a new question

Read More

Heatsinks Fan Intel i7 Overclocking Product