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I750 Heatsink advice needed

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March 19, 2010 4:31:05 AM

First time builder, just built this machine with some advice from some people in the know, but right now I want to start attempting to OC. I'm nervous though to do this with just the stock cooler though, so I was hoping to get some advice on what might be the best bet for an after-market cooler.

Here is what I'm hoping for:

OC to around 3.4-3.6 ghz
Budget between 30-70$ (Lower the better)
Case: CM690
Mobo: Gygabye P55-UD3R
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 7-7-7-24

Any advice would be appreciated.

Side-Note: I'm still using the stock fans for the case as well (CM 690). Should I upgrade those? If so, what are some good ideas for upgrading those? (At a budget of around 10-15$ per fan)

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a b K Overclocking
March 19, 2010 6:21:31 AM

Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but just about all of them are also compatible with Intel LGA 1366 cpu's

Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.

It is not necessary to upgrade the stock fans in your pc case.
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March 19, 2010 6:51:53 AM

Personally for air cooling I like the Noctua NH-U12P http://noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=... on the left side toward the bottom there is a link in italics that show's you all the reviews for the cooler (make shure you pick English for the language)

If your on a budget the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus with push/pull works very well for it's price. http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id... (just click on the reviews tab)

And as JohnnyLucky mentioned no need to change your case fans unless your interior case temp is a really above the room temp
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March 19, 2010 3:33:22 PM

I suggest a pick from the top ones here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSI...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

pick a TIM from the top few here:
http://www.hwreviewlabs.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

I would highly recommend a PWM type fan on your new HS. Here's a sample buy list:

Heat Sink - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...

TIM - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...

PWM Fan - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...

If you want two fans in push-pull configuration, grab a 2nd fan plus one of these: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

This will allow your MoBo to control fan speed. BTW, if fan noise is an issue, 800 - 1200 rpm is generally quiet ..... 1500 starts to get annoying at 2000 or above, it sounds like an airport.

Mounting w/ fans blowing horizontally towards and out the rear of the case is generally recommended for best performance (as opposed to up and out the top case fan).
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