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LGA1156 heatsink options

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Last response: in Overclocking
March 19, 2010 12:35:15 AM

OK guys I need help on heatsink selection for my dear i5 750. I OCed it to 3.16GHz using stock cooler and it began to get hot.
I plan to choose one of these:
-Corsair H50
-Cooler Master V8/V10
Any other good heatsinks? And are there heatsink for a graphic card?
Thanks in advance!

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a b K Overclocking
March 19, 2010 1:36:07 AM

A little more information is required for a valid recommendation.

Which brand and model pc case do you have?

Which brand and model motherboard do you have?

Which brand and model memory do you have?

All three items will influence cpu heatsink options.

I can tell you right now you can ignore the V10. performance isn't all that great.
March 19, 2010 1:40:05 AM

PC case: CM centurion 5 series w/ side window
mobo: GA-P55A-UD3P
ram: corsair ddr3 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 4GB
a b K Overclocking
March 19, 2010 2:34:38 AM

Bummer! The cases in the Coolermaster Centurion 5 series are only 7.95 inches wide. They're just a little too narrow for those 160mm tall tower style cpu heatsinks. The V8, the V10, and others will not fit inside the case. :( 

Although the Corsair H50 is an entry level liquid cooling system for beginners it may be your best bet. Your only other option is to install a low profile cpu heatsink.