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Best Overcloker - i7 870 vs 950

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October 24, 2010 6:13:59 PM

Hi,

I am planning to buy i7 system I have option of i7950 or i7 870 which is better if I plan to overclock up to 4.0 Ghz or more?

I already have a system at home which is i7 870 OC @ 3.65GHZ with max 72c temps. At work I have 950 @ 3.06 GHZ with max 72c temps without OC.

At home I dont have air conditioner but at work the ambient temps are about 22c with AC, in both setup I have used CM Hyper 212+ Heat sink.

Now with this scenario what you guys can suggest me?

I also like to know the good affordable MOBO and PSU that can sastain for my OC.

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October 24, 2010 6:45:10 PM

Either will go to 4.0 Ghz without a problem, you just need better cooling. The 212+ is a great budget cooler but not for an OCed i7, especially in the 4.0 Ghz range.
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October 24, 2010 7:14:19 PM

what about the Noctua Dh-14 or Thermalright MUX 120?
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October 24, 2010 9:31:58 PM

The NH-D14, Megahalems, VenomousX,...........would all treat you well.
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