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Best HSF in this list?

What is the best HSF in this list? I need it for OC an i7 930. I am limited to these because they are the only good ones at my local store. I prefer performance over sound, but nothing extremely loud. Right now I am looking at the V8 and the Dark Knight as an alternative. Is the V8 worth it?

Coolermaster Hyper 212 universal CPU Cooler 65
Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight CPU Cooler 65
Xigmatek S1284C Achilles CPU Cooler 55
Coolermaster V8 universal CPU Cooler 79
Zalman CNPS9900NT CPU Cooler MultiSocket 85
Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Unive CPU Cooler 39
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  1. Best to worst
    Coolermaster V8 universal CPU Cooler 79
    Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight CPU Cooler 65
    Zalman CNPS9900NT CPU Cooler MultiSocket 85 = Coolermaster Hyper 212 universal CPU Cooler 65 = Xigmatek S1284C Achilles CPU Cooler 55
    Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Unive CPU Cooler 39
    Based on http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2521&page=4
  2. Hi

    If you can't find an Asus Silent Night II cooler, I would recommend Coolermaster V8.

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/cm_v8/

    Sincerely

    Don
  3. here is a link to how many different CPU coolers score to each other .

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1352/6/


    pick up a cooler that is within budget and will meet your needs ( OC'd or just stock settings).
    My cooler is the Thermalright ultra 120 extreme , which is a middle of the road cooler , yet is very effective in cooling my OC'd 920 @ 3.8g.
    I do game for several hours at a time and never has my cpu ever been over 53c ..
    just as important of a good cpu cooler is a case that has good ventilation to get the hot air out quickly.

    Hope this helps in your decision on which be best for you .
  4. Best answer
    Value and performance wise i would say the CM Hyper 212+ and Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight are a tie.
    Anything else on that list is going to be expensive dollar per celcius with the V8 and Zalman being the worst value.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/17444-cooler-master-v8-cpu-cooler-review-11.html
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
    The V8 and V10 are failures value and performance wise i would buy a V6GT which has been receiving much better reviews.
    That being said the CM Hyper 212+ and Xigmatek S1283 will give you the best value and performance.
    I wouldn't even consider the Coolermaster Hyper TX3 for a i7 9xx series cpu.
  5. St0rmz said:
    What is the best HSF in this list? I need it for OC an i7 930.

    If you only plan to OC to 3.6 GHz or so, the 212+ with DUAL fans would make it from your list.

    IF you plan on OCing farther than that, NONE of the coolers listed will handle the heat output of the i7 with good temps. You would have to up the ante for a better cooler like the NH-D14, Megahalems, VenomousX, etc.....
  6. Should I get the Thermaltake FRIO? It is in the top 5 in frostytech, not sure about the noise though. Is it better than the V8?
  7. St0rmz said:
    Should I get the Thermaltake FRIO? It is in the top 5 in frostytech, not sure about the noise though. Is it better than the V8?

    Yes the FRIO is among the best air-coolers available but loud on full.
    However the saving grace on the unit is that each fan has a speed controller.
    So you can adjust it to a level that provides the cooling performance you're after and noise reduction.
    It's a much better value then the V-8 imo.
    Excellent choice!
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/32294-thermaltake-frio-cpu-cooler-review.html
  8. Best answer selected by St0rmz.
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