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core i7 heatsink/fan... What are you all using/suggesting?

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December 4, 2008 10:56:24 PM

What is everyone using or suggesting to cool my i7 920 on asus p6t? I just have the stock fan right now. I'd like to OC some- nothing crazy, but I'd like to go faster than the stock 2.67 :) 

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December 4, 2008 11:49:10 PM

The best air cooling around right now is the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme heatsink coupled with their 1366 mounting bracket and a decent 120 mm fan. The heatsink, fan, and bracket are sold together in the 1366 RT package, but it seems to be out of stock everywhere, though it is not as hard to find the items separately.

Noctua also has 1366-compatible heat sinks. Their cooling performance is not absolutely top-notch but should definitely be adequate for a moderate OC.
December 4, 2008 11:58:02 PM

the mount works for many thermal right rigs

i suggest the ultima 90 it is more compact and does not interfere with door fans as much as the 120

water gtz has mounts
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December 5, 2008 12:05:31 AM

You have to make sure its LGA1366 compatible... the only one i know of, (im sure theres others) is the Thermalright 120 Ultra with LGA1366 bracket.

EDIT: Everyones getting in before me... stoopid slow internet.
December 5, 2008 1:00:24 AM

I got this one from FrozenPC.com, but since then they are out of stock. Also see Performace-PCs has it in stock and HeatSink Factory(which has the lowest price and you can order 2nd optional fan kit).

Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT CPU Cooler $69.99
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalright-ultra-120-e...

Or you can get the Cooler Master RR-UV8-XBU1-GP V8 Heatpipe CPU Cooler for Intel LGA775/1366 and AMD AM2, which will come with a 1366 mounting bracket for $69.99.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

These are the two best out there right now for Air Cooling.

But if you already have a Thermalright True, Ultra and HR-01 Plus series HSF Cooler then you could get the new 1366 mounting bracket for it.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Hope this helped you out.
April 21, 2009 9:24:07 PM

I'm not doubting anybody but where is the documentation or testing supporting this, particularly for the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT. Reason I'm asking is at legit reviews they compared 6 coolers and the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 won hands down. The Thermalright however wasn't in the competition.
Here is the link to the test results: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/880/11/
April 21, 2009 9:41:01 PM

rodan1 said:
I'm not doubting anybody but where is the documentation or testing supporting this, particularly for the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT. Reason I'm asking is at legit reviews they compared 6 coolers and the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 won hands down. The Thermalright however wasn't in the competition.
Here is the link to the test results: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/880/11/



Noctua all the way. I've got overclocked to 3.9 and it idles at 38degrees (give or take a few) and on load it still stays just under the 60 degree mark
May 20, 2009 2:50:07 PM

rodan1 said:
I'm not doubting anybody but where is the documentation or testing supporting this, particularly for the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT. Reason I'm asking is at legit reviews they compared 6 coolers and the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 won hands down. The Thermalright however wasn't in the competition.
Here is the link to the test results: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/880/11/
I don't understand such wide variations in reviews. This one from Benchmark Reviews trashed the Noctura NH-U12P

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=285&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=16

Prolimatech Megahalems led with the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme coming in second.

I just ordered a thermalright Ultra-120 ex, but would have gone for the Megahales if I saw that first.
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May 26, 2009 3:51:41 PM

Hi rodan,

Install easy tune 6 and hit option # 3, which will overclock to 3.2. It's simple as that.

You might consider buying a better CPU fan (if needed), otherwise you will only be able to overclock to 3.0

This is what I have. God Bless. John 3:16
May 27, 2009 1:40:11 AM

I think that the Scythe Mugen 2 can be made compatible with the LGA1366 Core i7 chip, that is a nice cooler tho.
June 5, 2009 4:41:34 AM

I have the Prolimatech Megahalems right now on my i7 and it is sweet. Low temperature and quite (get a good fan). The price and the design is great but it doesn't come with a fan =( . It seems like it is sold out at many places but you can also get it on Ebay at a cheap price. I got mine off ebay and got to me in like 2 days. Good luck.
July 9, 2009 4:10:28 AM

tcefrep said:
I have the Prolimatech Megahalems right now on my i7 and it is sweet. Low temperature and quite (get a good fan). The price and the design is great but it doesn't come with a fan =( . It seems like it is sold out at many places but you can also get it on Ebay at a cheap price. I got mine off ebay and got to me in like 2 days. Good luck.


What fan did you get for your Megahalem?
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