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December 20, 2010 2:20:13 AM

Looking at some of the larger, push/pull capable CPU heatsinks for my upcoming build but I'm concerned the heatsink + fans will overlap some of the RAM slots (probably on the Asus Rampage III Formula).

Anyone have any pics or info regarding how big these heatsinks are compared to the board, etc?

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December 20, 2010 5:47:54 AM

Pretty much decided thru all the videos I've seen that the N520 would be a good choice for me.

Is this fan viable for moderate OCing with an i7-950 and a HAF 932 case?
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December 20, 2010 7:36:27 AM

Nope... I would recommend a tried and tested cooler for OC'd i7-950 like Venomous X, Megahalems, NH D14, Silver arrow etc... all are push pull...
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December 20, 2010 9:53:03 AM

^agreed with abully
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December 20, 2010 11:02:05 AM

I have the 212. Tall heatsinks will cause a problem. My G.skill DDR2-800 only has short normal ones so I didn't have any issues. What I did have issues with was my NB heatsink. The 212 was so big on my x38 board that I had to mod the NB sink to get it to fit. I'm not sure about the board you listed but if it has a tall sink as well you might want to consider it as well.
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December 20, 2010 11:35:53 AM

I have done so many rampage III builds and they have no issues with any coolers... I have installed a noctua NH D14 in one and mind you that thing is HUGE!!! I'm sure it would take any of the top coolers...

I'm a big fan of the 212+ but i have seen really mixed reviews/results with a i7 9XX when OC'd... If budget is restricting the choice of the cooler then go for Zalman CNPS10X Performa for $35... top notch and better performance than the 212+...
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December 20, 2010 11:39:51 AM

^ I would believe that. The higher 9xx chips are 130W chips and from what I've seen the 212+ has issues with dissipating the heat fast enough. Even in a push/pull config. Its not a bad cooler, but there are better out there.
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December 20, 2010 11:58:03 AM



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December 20, 2010 1:27:40 PM

That the 212+ saint?

Budget is a small concern but originally I was looking at the H50/CoolIt blocks, etc. but for the last few days I've been getting more and more nervous about the water in the system.

I don't plan on doing a whole lot of OC'ing, maybe 3.06 to 3.36 or 3.6 or so, don't intend to go nuts and try and break 4.2 or something :) 
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December 20, 2010 1:54:11 PM

Yeah, it's the Hyper 212+ with Crucial Ballistix Tracer RAM in the link. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For that overclock you don't need the high end coolers recommended above, Hyper 212+, Titan Fenrir, Tuniq Tower 120 extreme, Megahalems are enough for that overrclock with good temps.

Regarding the H50/H70, those are sealed LCS, so, you only can use it in your CPU without void the warranty, and in many cases air cooler performs pretty similar or better that both H50 and H70.
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December 20, 2010 8:53:11 PM

Been checkin out some info on the Corsair A50.
Ease of installation also factors in to my purchase plans and this fan looks very easy to install compared so some that I've been looking at.

How's the cooling performance on the A50, compared to some of the fans you mentioned?
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December 21, 2010 2:32:52 AM

Thats the exact kinda deal I was lookin' for, thanks

Now to see what installs how and with how many fans to put on yadda yadda yadda lol
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December 21, 2010 11:01:13 AM

You can add a 2nd fan for push/pull configuration.
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December 22, 2010 2:02:40 PM


I read a review on tweaktown that some addict sent me (cant remember who) but the CPU cooler was up there with the noctua NH-D14 and everything and it was relatively cheap its the scythe yasya look for it

EDIT: here it is http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3274/scythe_yasya_scys...

tweaktown gave it 91%
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