Best Overcloker - i7 870 vs 950 Tags: CPUs Overclocking Intel i7 Last response: October 24, 2010 9:31 PM in Overclocking Share bkzed 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. More about : overcloker 870 950 RJR a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking 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. bkzed October 24, 2010 7:14:19 PM what about the Noctua Dh-14 or Thermalright MUX 120? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer RJR a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking October 24, 2010 9:31:58 PM The NH-D14, Megahalems, VenomousX,...........would all treat you well. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI7 870 vs i7 950 ? ForumWill an i7 950 at default clock bottleneck a future-gen GTX 870 ? ForumI7- 870 or i7- 950 ? Mobo? Want USB3,SATA3, 16Lane Gfx ForumI7- 870 vs i7- 950 big difference? ForumI7 950 vs i5 760 vs waiting for sandy bridge ForumBudget Motherboard for i7 950 ForumBetter then i7 950 ? ForumI7 920 or 950 .... ForumBest Memory for Overclocking Core i7- 950 @ 4 GHZ ForumI7 870 vs . i7 875 vs . Phenom II X6 1090T ForumVideo editting: 870 or 950 /960? ForumI7 870 vs i7 860 .. best value for money processor for gaming???? ForumHelp Selecting Processor i5-760 versus i7- 950 ForumWTF? Intel Pentium 4 630 vs intel core i7 950 ForumFixed Voltage More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !