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Best Air cooler for overclocking???

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July 18, 2010 7:31:18 AM

What would be the best air coolers for OC'ing an i7 930 2.80ghz to about 3.6-4.0ghz????

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ati 5870 x fired OC'ed


Looking to do an OC for CPU and (ati 5870 GPU x-fired also OC'ed) down the road.





Case antec 900

other specs in sig.

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a b K Overclocking
July 18, 2010 7:57:50 AM

Hyper 212+ is generally regarded as the best ( and its also quite affordable at around $40... even seen them on sale around $25) - Use some Arctic Silver 5 as well
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July 18, 2010 12:47:16 PM

Hyper 212+ and coolers like the Xig Dark Knight are great values. And you need to spend substantially more for not much more cooling capacity.

At around $70 - $80, you start seeing a substantial improvement in cooling capacity.
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a c 249 K Overclocking
July 18, 2010 1:39:17 PM

jsc said:
Hyper 212+ and coolers like the Xig Dark Knight are great values. And you need to spend substantially more for not much more cooling capacity.

At around $70 - $80, you start seeing a substantial improvement in cooling capacity.



Just to add to jsc regarding the Hyper 212+ and the Xiggy, the Hyper 212+ has a better clamping system and fan securing clips.

The Xiggy's fan is secured by rubber mounts and they don't last forever, I've been trying for 2 months to get replacements here in the USA with so far, No Joy.

Comparing the securing clamps between the 2 coolers, if you're running an AM2, AM2+, or AM3 socket, the securing clamps for the Xiggy totally suck, but the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ hold down clamps borders on genius design, allowing 90 degree heat sink positioning, with a simple clamp bracket adjustment.

Just something for you to consider.
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July 27, 2010 11:56:58 PM

Best answer selected by benson733.
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July 28, 2010 12:39:19 AM

I am going to be overclocking my i7 930 to around 4.0ghz

I want to get the cooler master v8 (partially because it looks so darn good!!!)

will this be okay?
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