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Need a air cooler for my i7 860

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May 10, 2010 3:17:39 PM

hey guys i need a air cooler/heatsink with great fans to allow me to push my i7 860 at 4.1ghz with reasonable cooled load temps what can i get for 150 bucks?

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a b K Overclocking
May 10, 2010 3:54:52 PM

150 Bucks...

HMMMM....

Here's my personal favorites (On my Website) Sorry bout the shoddy layout

http://klown.yolasite.com/thcs.php

Good Luck With the OC!:D 
May 10, 2010 7:38:55 PM

@fisshy

out of those fan cooolers which one can handle the highest OC like 4.1ghz and 4.5ghz for a 860?
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a b K Overclocking
May 10, 2010 7:44:03 PM

Don_Dana said:
@fisshy

out of those fan cooolers which one can handle the highest OC like 4.1ghz and 4.5ghz for a 860?

NONE.
a b K Overclocking
May 10, 2010 8:07:04 PM

For an OC that Extreme I would strongly suggest Water Cooling (Custom System)

I wish you the best of luck Trying to get your 860 To 4.5 GHZ...:D 
May 10, 2010 8:11:13 PM

For an OC that Extreme I would strongly suggest Water Cooling (Custom System)

thats a problem for me its hard work and i cant take the risk of leakage
plus i dont know what parts to get

are you sure theres no air coolers that cant cool a 4.1 ghz 860 cpu?

if there is none then please suggest a water cooling system under 150
May 11, 2010 12:52:06 AM

i heard the h50 or the hyper plus can suit well
a b K Overclocking
May 11, 2010 2:23:56 AM

4 is probably doable, though the 860 does run hot. However, 4.5 is a bit high. Another cooler for really high OCes is the Prolima Megahalems. It is more expensive, but it does cool better than the 212+ (however most don't need that extra cooling, but your OC would).
May 11, 2010 3:50:47 AM

how would i know that that megahalems can handle 4ghz OC?

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a c 86 K Overclocking
May 11, 2010 4:20:03 AM
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Don...

You learn to read many posts, read many reviews and tests of the best heatsinks, you learn to apply thermal paste correctly, and what push pull fans mean etc etc etc etc.

I can tell your new to overclocking. You cannot guarentee you can get 4.0. You have to buy the best board and the top cooling, and good memory, and a top case to cool it all to even ensure you have the right stuff.

Then you have to know how to overclock. It's not a "Ronco set it and forget it" experiance.

You do your homework, you learn and hopefeully you can reach your goals.

A 860 can usually easily hit 4.0, but this isnt new folks that are doing this on these new chips.

You buy good stuff and learn to overclock, you can hit 4.1 probably on TOP air cooling.

You want 4.5 gaurenteed? Once you are capable of 4.1 easily, I'll set you up with a phase change builder who can make you a rig delivered worldwide for $1250. Ohh he lives in Finland BTW. No wareenty either. Guarenteed -100C temps at idle.
a c 86 K Overclocking
May 11, 2010 4:23:00 AM

A WC rig for your needs starts at $300 to try, to give you a level of successs, even try for 4.5. Might need to cool the Mobo chips, add another easy $100+.
May 11, 2010 2:19:59 PM

Best answer selected by Don_Dana.
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