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Need help choosing non stock cooling for i7 build

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a b K Overclocking
January 1, 2010 12:21:41 PM

Going to buy a new build in a week or so and i am planning on overclocking it. Will only do moderate overclocking since i dont really know much about it, expect i will only bump up the FBS ( i think thats is) a few notches without touching voltage etc.

Anyways, i need help to decide if i need aditional cooling in addition to what comes as stock. Have choosen the following build.


Main board :

ASUS P7P55D Premium, P55, Socket-1156 DDR3, ATX, 2xGbLAN, Firewire, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16

CPU :

INTEL CORE I7-860 2.80GHZ SKT1156 FSB1333 8MB CACHE BOXED IN

RAM :

Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 1600MHz 4GB Kit w/2x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL7-7-7-20, 1.65V, for AMD Phenom II, 240pin

GPU: (May buy a 2nd card and run them in crossfire later)

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort, 850/1200MHz, "Dirt 2", Full

PSU :

Corsair HX 850W PSU ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus Silver, Modular, 6x 6+2-pin PCIe, 12x SATA, 140mm

Case (Still undecided, but most likely this one):

CORSAIR FULL TWR OBSIDIAN SERIES 800D PC CASE (Fans: 1x 140mm Front, 1x 140mm Bottom, 1x 140mm Back, 4x SATA hot-)

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a b K Overclocking
January 1, 2010 12:53:36 PM

So i guess i only need a more decent cooler for the cpu then?
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a b K Overclocking
January 1, 2010 1:19:10 PM

3-3.2 ghz is possible possible on the standard cpu cooler anything above that get a better cpu cooler the CM 212 is currently the best value cooler, on other cooling well the rest is kinda good the gpu cooling is good just get a case with good airflow the 800d aint too good in that area
January 1, 2010 1:40:37 PM

+1 for the 212..Its cheap and pretty good.
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a b K Overclocking
January 1, 2010 4:07:58 PM

obsidian86 said:
3-3.2 ghz is possible possible on the standard cpu cooler anything above that get a better cpu cooler the CM 212 is currently the best value cooler, on other cooling well the rest is kinda good the gpu cooling is good just get a case with good airflow the 800d aint too good in that area


Hmmm,didnt know that the 800d had bad airflow. Would really appriciate it if someone could recommend some cases with sufficiently good airflow.
January 1, 2010 4:21:11 PM

CM690 is good big and cheap.
a c 147 K Overclocking
January 1, 2010 4:28:16 PM

Two issues to consider:

1. Cooler's performance

2. Your ability to install it.

Prolimatech Megahalems is always in the top 2 or 3 in any roundup and is the easiest install.
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a b K Overclocking
January 1, 2010 4:48:59 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Two issues to consider:

1. Cooler's performance

2. Your ability to install it.

Prolimatech Megahalems is always in the top 2 or 3 in any roundup and is the easiest install.


Hehe, yeah can imagine that the 2nd one should be considered. Anyways, i have build to computers before, both though only with stock cooling, and those fans are easy to install.

Looks like people recommend the CM 212, so guess ill buy one of those considering i will only do some moderate overclocking, but before i order it, is it easy or difficult to install that one?
a c 86 K Overclocking
January 2, 2010 12:31:08 AM

Ummm... I7 and a 1156 socket board? Thought the i7 needed 1366 socket.
a b K Overclocking
January 2, 2010 12:44:19 AM

Conumdrum said:
Ummm... I7 and a 1156 socket board? Thought the i7 needed 1366 socket.


There are two lines of i7's. The i7 920 is a 1336, the 860 is a 1156.
a b K Overclocking
January 2, 2010 12:47:35 AM

As far as cases go, I've been pleased with the Antec 902. It's not as tall as that one, but it does have good air flow and easy, tool-free assembly.
a b K Overclocking
January 2, 2010 2:55:43 AM

Quote:


Main board :

ASUS P7P55D Premium, P55, Socket-1156 DDR3, ATX, 2xGbLAN, Firewire, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16



You may also like to have a look at the P7P55D-E MB's, same as the one you listed but has an updated socket, USB3 & Sata6 capability (may come in handy sometime in the future).


a b K Overclocking
January 2, 2010 9:08:25 AM

the cooler master haf
antec 900/902/1200/p193
thermaltake element series
silverstone
lian li

all prettty good cases with good air flow
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