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What cpu air cooler is the best?

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May 28, 2011 4:42:27 PM

I want to overclock my i7 950 and i was wondering what cpu air cpu cooler would be the best? anything under 200$ is what im look for and also what thermal paste should I use?

Also is modding a case to mount a 120mm fan exhausting mobo backplate worth it?

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May 28, 2011 5:05:22 PM

Noctua's nh d14 is widely regarded as 'the best' at the moment, obviously that depends on it fitting in your case, and being installed correctly
not to up on best thermal paste, arctic pro amongst others is good
And your case doesn't already have a mesh for a 120 at the back? what case is it?
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May 28, 2011 6:13:26 PM

Im using the antec df-85 I was just wondering if modding an extra fan on the mobo backplate and the d14 should fit. doy ou know roughly how much cooler it runs?
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May 28, 2011 6:20:11 PM

check some reviews out to get an idea of its capabilities,
but with 2x120's in the back anyway, I'm not sure adding another is going to do anything except increase noise levels hehe
try googling **Your current cooler vs Noctua DH14** see if anyones actually set them head to head
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May 28, 2011 6:23:05 PM

ok thanks for helping me. Next thing to learn is how to oc.
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May 28, 2011 6:34:22 PM

Plenty of guides here on Toms as well as all over the net man,
but with expensive kit at stake, learn then do, or your next post will be a sad one :p 
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