Hey everyone. I'm building my first gaming computer and am planning on doing some moderate overclocking ( any suggestions on what a good stable/safe range to shoot for would be appreciated). I was wondering what CPU cooler you guys would recommend? I am trying to keep cost low, but still would like to get as much performance as possible.
The current plan is
Case: Cooler Master Haf-932 Black
CPU: i7 950
Fan: Prolimatech megahalems + fans
Motherboard: Asus X58 Premium
Memory: Kingston hyper X6gb ram
Video Card: Graphics card (at least a 6870 and plans for eventual crossfire/sli)
Power Supply: XFX 750W (not sure if i need more power
Hard Drive: Western Digital 7200 RPM 1TB 64MB
Optical Drive: Asus Black 24x DVD/CD
I feel like the megahalems and noctua might just be a waste of money as they are the top of the line air coolers and I don't think that I am going to push overclocking to the point where i will need that much. Any advice would be great.
Keep the Megahalems it is well worth it.
The recommended coolers from abully are good and he is right about the Hyper212+ not really being enough for an OCed i7 950. There are a lot mixed reviews when using it on the i7 9*0 series CPUs.
The H50 is ok but most high end air coolers will perform better. I think you would be disappointed in the performance.
If you are planning on an all in one cooling setup I would atleast go with the H70.