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HSF recommendations

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Last response: in Overclocking
December 23, 2009 6:26:32 PM

Hey all, I'd like some suggestions on a HSF for the following system:

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail 69.99

ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 219.99

XFX HD-585A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB XXX Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 360.49

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail 109.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail 219.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail 100.99

I'd like to be able to run 3.6 to 3.8ghz 24/7 and hopefully boost to 4.2-4.4ghz for gaming.

I've heard lots about the hyper 212+, however it's sold out so anyone knows an equally good substitute?

Is it possible to reach my OC goals w/out cpu lapping?

Thanks guys and happy holidays!

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a b K Overclocking
December 23, 2009 9:46:35 PM

best of the best prolimatech magashadow
a c 289 K Overclocking
December 23, 2009 10:45:32 PM

I have the Prolimatech megashadow w/ IS Diamond 7 karat TIM and twin Enermax magma fans....if I did it again, would get Megahalems Rev B. Only difference is the finish and you can't see it much.

BTW, lapping the Prolimatech would be a bad thing. Invalidates warranty and decreases performance.
a c 198 K Overclocking
December 28, 2009 1:26:54 PM

The only valid reason to lap an HSF is if you know for certain that the base of the heatsink is not flat. Otherwise, it serves no useful purpose.