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. m 0 l bkzed October 24, 2010 7:14:19 PM what about the Noctua Dh-14 or Thermalright MUX 120? m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I7 870 vs i7 950? Forum I7 870 vs i7 860 ..best value for money processor for gaming???? Forum SolvedI7-870 vs i7-950 big difference? Forum Will an i7 950 at default clock bottleneck a future-gen GTX 870? Forum Solvedi7 -870 vs FX 6300 Forum I7 870 = i7 950 in games??? Forum Solvedi7 870: Overclocking vs. Upgrade Forum Solvedi7 870 overclocked hyper threading on vs off Forum SolvedBest CPU cooler for core i7 870 Forum GTX 860M on i7 vs GTX 870M on i5 Forum SolvedI7 950- Battlefield 4, arkham origins- Full HD Fps not the best! Forum Solvedis i7 950 best suited for Intel Dh55hc or Intel Extreme Dx58so Forum SolvedCore i7 950 @ 3.9 Ghz VS Core i7 4770k @ Default Forum Solvedi7 950 oc to 3.8 vs 4.0 - fps related question Forum SolvedBest 1156 Mobo for i7 870 for around ~$100-200 Forum SolvedBest mobo/graphics card for i7 870 Forum SolvedI7 870 vs. i7 875 vs. Phenom II X6 1090T Forum i7 870 @ 4.0 GHz vs i5 3470 Forum i7 870: Overclocking vs. Upgrade Forum SolvedI7 870 w/P55 vs i7 920 w/X58 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !