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Which cooling product should i use to OC my core?

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May 5, 2010 11:55:49 PM

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.
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Thermalright MUX-120
Corsair h50
Cooler master V.8
Cooler master V.10
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and also this thermal compound
http://www.frozencpu.com/thr-26.html?id=KAGmsSCh#blank
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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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May 6, 2010 4:12:52 AM


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

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1212/6/
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May 6, 2010 8:40:11 PM

Is there anything better then the Noctua NH-D14 that is air cool?
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a c 100 K Overclocking
May 6, 2010 9:38:23 PM

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
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May 6, 2010 9:42:42 PM

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.
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a c 167 K Overclocking
May 6, 2010 10:25:29 PM

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:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

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....

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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May 7, 2010 12:24:53 AM

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.
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a c 86 K Overclocking
May 7, 2010 4:26:22 AM

Or buy the round one, it's best.
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May 15, 2010 9:04:44 AM

Best answer selected by CryTeC.
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