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Overclocking i7-870

i was interested in overclocking my i7-870 and just wanted to know what a safe speed to overclock to would be, or what speed others have acheived

i have a gigabyte ud3 p55 motherboard and my case is a coolermaster HAF-X
i am looking into either getting a corsair hydro liquid cooler or a coolermaster v8 cooler to use for the cpu. thanks for any help
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    Can't answer your oc'ing question exactly.
    I'm sure plenty of people have 870's clocked to 4Ghz.
    A V8 and Corsair H series coolers aren't exactly cost effective means of cooling.
    The best CM air coolers are the 212+ and V6GT performance wise.
    Air coolers from Noctua,Thermalright,and Prolimatech are the best and will outperform Corsair Hydro coolers.
  2. are there any specific models for those that would be better? thanks i appreciate it
  3. npowers86 said:
    are there any specific models for those that would be better? thanks i appreciate it

    Yeah! expensive though..
    Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Prolimatech_Megahalems_Rev_B_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html?tl=c369s1037b165
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001
    http://www.crazypc.com/products/prolimatech-megahalem-508600.html
    Prolimatech Super Mega Hybrid
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11889/cpu-pro-20/Prolimatech_Super_Mega_Hybrid_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3_Optional_Hot_Item.html?tl=c369s1037b165
    Noctua NH-D14
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9945/cpu-noc-16/Noctua_NH-D14_6-Heatpipe_CPU_Heat_Sink_With_Dual_Noctua_Fans_-_Socket_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html?tl=g40c14s1037
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
    http://www.crazypc.com/products/nh-d14-508501.html
    Noctua NH-U12P SE2
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9624/cpu-noc-15/Noctua_NH-U12P_SE2_CPU_Heat_Sink_With_2_Noctua_Fans_-_Socket_AM2AM377513661156.html?tl=g40c14s1037
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014
    Thermalright Venomous-X RT
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11072/cpu-tri-74/Thermalright_Venomous-X_RT_CPU_Heatsink_w_Pressure_Vault_Bracket_System_Fan_Bracket_Socket_LGA_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM3.html?tl=g40c14s1037
    Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler
    http://www.crazypc.com/products/venomous-x-509765.html
    Thermalright Archon
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12300/cpu-tri-78/Thermalright_Archon_Six_Heatpipe_Universal_CPU_Tower_Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html?tl=g40c14s1037
    http://www.crazypc.com/products/archon-50982.html
    Thermalright Silver Arrow
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11676/cpu-tri-77/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow_Dual_160mm_x_140mm_Fan_Universal_CPU_Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html?tl=g40c14s1037
    http://www.crazypc.com/products/silver-arrow-50990.html
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