Good AIR for an i7-950

OK first off I wont be overclocking that I know of, maybe down the line, but Im usually happy with stock speeds (Not to say I may not dabble in it sometime)

But im looking for an exelent cooler that won't cost a few fingers that could be spend on something better...

a Dumb side note is im goin RED with most things in my case (if any color @ all)
But here is my near future rig Its an LGA1366
Currently im looking @ COOLER MASTER V6 RR-V6SV-22PR-R1
good reivew ish, and its CM case. [Also can anyone provide a link to an extra fan for this H/F]

Or I ran across these and im not sure what im looking really... Just want something that AIR cools great!
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP
ZALMAN CNPS9900 NT 120mm 2 Ball (way to replace the green fan?)
COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm Duel Fan
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm (I have the first one on my Q9650 and it works ok)
Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve

Also last thing... a recomended paste (or just use from the factory?)

Thanks 4 the Help!
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  1. Noctua and Scythe ran 1-2 in this test on 1156 sockets:,2535.html

    Both are compatible with your socket as well.

    The Hyper 212 is a Best Value Buy, and probably all you need based on your OC needs.
  2. You'll need a wide case if you want a V6GT at least 8.6" or so wide.
    Also choose your ram wisely,kits over 41mm tall cause all sorts of install issues if not researched properly.
  3. I recently got the CM V6 GT, used Arctic Silver 5 for paste.

    Topic here:

    I'm very happy with it, it is definitely pretty tall though, probably less than an inch of clearance between my side door fan and the top of the V6GT. It is fairly noisy if you let it auto- but you can turn the fan down if it bothers you, its enthusiast class cooling. It does encroach one of my DIMM slots on 1156 slot, but doubt that is an issue with the 1366. Even so, as Davcon noted- low profile RAM will fit (Too bad I already got Patriot Viper II Sector 5's, won't be able to match sticks). =)
  4. Thx yall, Im glad I asked cuz I think I ran into another question/Problem...

    Here is my MB GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366
    and RAM (Patriot G Series 'Sector 5' Edition 8GB (4 x 2GB)) I WAS thinking of but as it looks imma have to change either or both...

    I looked @ the website from your Thread. At first it looked like I was gonna be clear but there MB has it slots a bit farther brom the proccessor where mine are right beside it.

    So it looks like imma have to get alot shorter RAM or another MB but being a 1366 it doesnt seem like I got alot of options...ORRR change the proccess or to a 1156... Id really like to just change the RAM if possiable, This is a bit shorter than wahat i was looking @ CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB). BUT do i need TRI-channel memory? and not quad? Ill admit ima bit lost and hell I might just go with the one Twoboxer suggested... May just change my memory...

    Thank for anymore help ;)

  5. You want and need a 3x2GB memory kit for your cpu/mobo/socket choice. You're spending a fair amount of extra money on memory that will perform identically to this:

    at stock settings. Mushkin is a high-quality manufacturer, btw. OTOH, the Patriot memory *is* pretty though.

    If you want slightly faster memory (lower latency), look at this:
  6. Good ram choices for 1366 that won't cause major hsf install issues.
    The Mushkins Twoboxer recommended are good and so is the 7CL version that is currently out of stock for $129.99 after rebate.
    Muskins are 40mm tall and the Corsair's are 33mm tall.
  7. The Prolimatec Megahalems is a great cooler, it dont come with any fans so you have to get some fans.

    Prolimatec Megahalems

  8. ok...
    Imma switch to Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB)

    So it just down-to selecting COOLER MASTER V6
    PLUS w/ both add COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master that D1rty suggested and some
    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

    Thanks for all the help! and if you got anymore thought or suggestions im glad to hear em!
  9. AS5 is good but there is alot of TIM's that perform much better than AS5 now.

    One not in the review, and is said to be the best is Indigo Extreme but it is about $20 for one application.

    Good luck, and enjoy the RIG. [:bohleyk:1]
  10. Go for the GT, go big or go home.
  11. all right imma GO hard and go home with the GT
    and the...COOLER MASTER RG-TF4-TGU1-GP ThermalFusion 400
  12. Good choice.
  13. theramman said:
    all right imma GO hard and go home with the GT
    and the...COOLER MASTER RG-TF4-TGU1-GP ThermalFusion 400

    Keep in mind the V6GT is 165mm tall that requires a wide case at the very least 8.6" wide.
    Good paste you chose!
  14. imma get COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1

    HERE is my final specs (unless something major comes up)

    but thx everyone for help!
  15. Nice Rig. Enjoy it. [:bohleyk:1]
  16. Change that GX 750 non-modular psu out for an XFX 750 modular.
    For a few dollars more you'll be glad you did.
    Coolermaster GX-750 750W- 7/10
    XFX XPS Black Edition 750W Power Supply- 9.7/10
    Since it seems like everyone says the XFX 750 power cables are short i would buy some extensions since the HAF X is big.
    I would tend to agree with them my HX750 8pin cable just reached my mobo header in a mid tower.
    I would probably buy the 12v 8 pin extension not too sure if you'd need the 24 pin though.
  17. temperature wise, the promilatech megahalems will be the best
    kinda big though
    use indigo xtreme it's by far the best TIM
    shin etsu or artic cooling mx-3 are also good TIMs not a fan of AS5
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