Which cooling product should i use to OC my core?

Current System:
i5 750 2.67ghz stock heatsink----- currently running at 2.83ghz
Mobo msi p55-CD53
OC 260gtx nvidia
OCZ 4gb DDR3 1333 mhz ---- currently running at 2.138 mhz
750W PSU
500gb Seagate 7200 rpm

This is my current system but i want to optimize the performance of the CPU up to 4ghz, so i have the list of heat sink on my mind. Also i have a budget that i can't pass, around $130 is good.
Thermalright MUX-120
Corsair h50
Cooler master V.8
Cooler master V.10
and also this thermal compound
If anyone have the same system and have had OC their please give me some tips. Thank You so much for replying
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  1. Drop the coolermasters.

    That Tpaste is hard to use. Not the best. A good review link:

    Don't try the Indigo, it's a pro thing, your not ready and at $20 for two uses.......

    I use MX-2, pretty cheap, good results.
  2. Thermalright MUX-120
    Corsair h50
    Cooler master V8
    Cooler master V10

    the Noctua NH-D14 out performs all of these and is cheaper than the V10 and around the same price as the H50
  3. Is there anything better then the Noctua NH-D14 that is air cool?
  4. my cousin he sent me this picture of his computer but i don't think its possible to get 23c at 3.9ghz for amd hexa-core 1055T and he's using a regular heatsink Thermal something
  5. I loves me the gigantic Zalman CNPS10X Extreme in my case, with it's cool blue fan LEDs... but, it's so large it will probably cover a RAM slot unless you install it backwards heh
  6. I need the best air cooling heat sink and give me the best performance at 4ghz, it don't matter how it look like. I have a CM Storm Sniper Full tower case it should able to fit all of the heat sink.
  7. Best answer
    CryTeC said:
    Is there anything better then the Noctua NH-D14 that is air cool?

    The Noctua comes in 9th place in the latest review, 5C behind the top dog:

    ProlimaTech Megahalems 24.29°C over ambient -4°C
    Thermalright Venomous-X 24.47°C over ambient -4°C
    Scythe Mugen-2 SCMG-2000 26.03°C over ambient -3°C
    Cogage Arrow 26.53°C over ambient -3°C
    Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ 27.92°C over ambient -1°C
    Zalman CNPS10X-Performa 28.08°C over ambient -1°C
    Coolink Corator-DS 28.38°C over ambient -1°C
    Cogage TRUE Spirit 28.39°C over ambient -1°C
    Noctual NH-D14 (2x 140) 29.10°C over ambient
    ProlimaTech Armageddon 29.26°C over ambient
    Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme 29.40°C over ambient
    CyberPowerPC XtremeGear HP-1216B 29.42°C over ambient
    3R-System IceAge Prima Boss-II IA-120B2 29.46°C over ambient
    Tuniq Tower-120 Extreme 29.52°C over ambient
    Intel DBX-B ATS (Performance) 29.65°C over ambient
    Xigmatek Balder SD1283 CAC-SXHH3-U06 30.00°C over ambient +1°C
    Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384 30.76°C over ambient +1°C
    Noctua NH-U12P 31.68°C over ambient +2°C
    Thermaltake Contac-29 CLP0568 32.60°C over ambient +3°C

    With $100 to spend, I'd buy the Mega....

    AT $50 to spend, I'd by the Scythe Mugen

    My son uses the Megashadow (Magahalems w/ colored finish) and he runs various OC profiles....the two at 4.2 and 4.4 Ghz have the core temps ranging from 70 - 74 ..... under full load P95......doesn't hit 70 while gaming.
  8. Get the Corsair H50. The idle temps may not be good, but at load it is where that cooler shines. I am using it right now with i5 750 OCed 4.3ghz at 1.4volts. I love it. Best 80bucks for a cooler.
  9. Or buy the round one, it's best.
  10. Best answer selected by CryTeC.
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