Hey guys, I've been researching and I think I really want to overclock my cpu even more. Right now I have a Core i3 530 @ 3.2ghz (slightly OC'd) but I can only seem to get it up to 3.4ghz before the heat takes over. Now, I've been looking at the "Cooler Master V6" and the "Cooler Master Hyper N520". They both seem very good for the price but I just can't decide between the two. Could someone tell me if they will work in my system and if they will fit, also which would you prefer. -thanks
Pardon me? My Elite 310 isn't a "case fan" lol, I think you mispelled it on google or something. Anyway, it does say on Cooler master's site that the V6 does support 1156. I do not want to spend more than $40 on a cooler. Otherwise I wouldve bought a $300 water cooling kit already
I have a N520 and it works extremely well. The offset fans seem to line up better with front and rear case fans. It's a bit better than the very popular 212+. I have a V8 also, which seems somewhat comparable to the V6. Not much of a cooling difference from the N520.
As far as I am aware, Cooler Master includes base plates and fastening hardware for all recent mobos.
No offense but you have to be high to think the H80 is $40. Its $100 on tigerdirect. I understand I will need to clean the thermal paste and reapply new paste. What is the absolute best thermal paste out there? I heard Arctic Cooling MX-4 is very good.