Best cooling for lga 1155 i7 quad sandy bridge

i have 100 dollars budget for best bang for my buck, it willl be inside a halfx
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  1. The SA and D-14 are too close to call a winner.
    The SA has better fans imo =quieter
    Cheaper then the D-14 anywhere you care to look!
    Thermalright Silver Arrow
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58634&vpn=Silver%20Arrow&manufacture=Thermalright
    Personally i'd never pay over $60 to cool an already cool and efficient cpu.
    But that's your call!
  2. alot of people go with the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212, but i've been using zalman coolers for years with no issues... plus i just like the look of the fin type fans. I currently have this zalman http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118074
  3. Scythe Mugen 3. Beats the Hyper 212 by 6-7C and is $50. Hard to beat in either price or performance. Also is nearly silent.
  4. itd be nice but i think its to big because im gonna use all 4 dimm slots
  5. from what i understand on the nh-d14 you can move the fan up to make clearance.
  6. budget is hyper 212+ or EVO
    mid range - CM Hyper 612 PWM or Mugen 3
    top - Phantek, thermalright Archon rev A ( with 2 150mm fans) or noctua
    I'd honestly go for 612pwm .. that extra 2-3 degrees dos not worth $50 imo
  7. As suggested above, Phanteks recently released their coolers here in the states. They perform very much the same as the NH-D14. However, they also allow you the choice of several different colors.

    For example, here is a unit in red: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709004
  8. the phanteks have been proven to cool better. and if i remember right they cool surrounding parts better too
  9. the 212 evo or plus, are you able to adujust the fan because ill have all 4 dimms being used so i can take advantage of the dual channel and ill have vengance so its pretty tall ram
  10. why are you buying a 30 dollar cooler if you wanted to spend 100 max. your leaving 10 degrees on the table by buying one of those.
  11. because you must be doing fine if you have the same cpu im gonna use and only have it at 4ghz rather than 4.5 and you have a 212+ plus the hafx has massive amounts of airflow to help cool it aswell
  12. To be honest you are really wasting money spending over $50 to cool a Sandy Bridge chip. They run really cool and pretty much any aftermarket cooler will get them to their max overclock. Heat is not generally the limiting factor in overclocking them. Save the $$ and get a better video card.
    Just remember to keep the voltage under 1.4v.
  13. anort3 said:
    To be honest you are really wasting money spending over $50 to cool a Sandy Bridge chip. They run really cool and pretty much any aftermarket cooler will get them to their max overclock. Heat is not generally the limiting factor in overclocking them. Save the $$ and get a better video card.
    Just remember to keep the voltage under 1.4v.


    false i hit uncomfortable temps before i will bsod. it can do anything at 5.0 but it hits 80 plus temps. temperature is more damaging then voltage is
  14. cbrunnem said:
    false i hit uncomfortable temps before i will bsod. it can do anything at 5.0 but it hits 80 plus temps. temperature is more damaging then voltage is



    Heat does kill but overvoltage introduces a phenomon called electromigration. The rate of electromigration is largely determined by the current density. Your individual chip may or may not be susceptible to it but it has been seen in Sandy Bridge at 1.4v and up. Anything lower and there seems to be no risk. There is also little reason to go beyond 4.5Ghz as an everyday overclock as the gains are too small to be noticeable.

    This article explains better.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/automatic-overclock-motherboard-cpu,3048.html
  15. this is why im only gonna overclock my 2600k to 4ghz lol more than enough with dual 6970s to run games
  16. robthatguyx said:
    this is why im only gonna overclock my 2600k to 4ghz lol more than enough with dual 6970s to run games


    youd be surprised
  17. at what?
  18. crossfiring 6970 with no bottleneck at 4.0
  19. whats a bottleneck? would i be surprised bad or good way?
  20. cybneo said:
    alot of people go with the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212, but i've been using zalman coolers for years with no issues... plus i just like the look of the fin type fans. I currently have this zalman http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118074

    I'm planning to get this one as well. Deciding which CPU fan to get was one of the toughest decisions in my mission to build a computer on my own, I must've spent at least 20 hours researching various reviews and benchmarks and Zalman 9900 MAX seems to be the best choice in that price range.
  21. robthatguyx said:
    whats a bottleneck? would i be surprised bad or good way?

    Bottleneck in this case means that the potential of dual HD 6970s won't be fully used because of 2500K clocked at "only" 4.0 GHz. In other words, too much GPU power and insufficient CPU power to back it up.
  22. then what should i do, going from that 2600k to the 6core proseccors you only get around a 15 percent increase in power it doesnt seem worth it to me a 1199 bucks
  23. No one said you need a better CPU, you can easily clock 2600K to at least 4.5 GHz.
  24. ^ +1
  25. with a 212+ or evo and keep it stable?
  26. Yes. But I'd get 612pwm just to be sure
  27. im just worried with a fan that size as the 612 that it will cover up 1 of my dimm slots
  28. robthatguyx said:
    im just worried with a fan that size as the 612 that it will cover up 1 of my dimm slots


    do you have low profile ram?
  29. crosair vengance def not low profile lol
  30. robthatguyx said:
    crosair vengance def not low profile lol

    Though they do make low-profile models of the Vengeance series.
  31. i diddnt know this i shall check this out lol
  32. well thank you doomsworld89 i diddnt know that corsair had this, it will be much much easier to get the cooler now lol
  33. No worries, I'm glad that I could help out!
  34. robthatguyx said:
    crosair vengance def not low profile lol

    If you still haven't bought RAM, definitely consider getting low profile Vengeance if it's available in store where you're buying.

    I myself wanted low profile so I could use Corsair A70, but there aren't any in my country so I bought the regular ones (and decided to go with different CPU cooler instead because A70 covers 2 DIMM slots).
  35. ordering everything off newegg in one buy overnight shipping lol very soon very soon
  36. Good, NewEgg has them (of course). Only $1 more expensive than regular ones:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
  37. robthatguyx said:
    ordering everything off newegg in one buy overnight shipping lol very soon very soon



    Enjoy your new toy!

    I got mine a year ago and had to deal with the defective motherboard fiasco. It was fun building in January and then having my motherboard's SATA ports degrade to the point where I could only have the SSD connected with no backup drives. Even then it would fail to boot about every other time. Thankfully newegg and Gigabyte fixed it as soon as they had new hardware out. Still had to completely rebuild in April though.
  38. well that sucks atleast its up and running now, whats the bennifit of haveing win ultimate over home premium?
  39. I got it for Bitlocker, automated backups and Windows XP mode.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare
  40. i think im conttent with home premium lol thats what my acer has and i dont see anything wrong with it,alltho it uses alo of memory usually my pcs using around 1.2 gigs witch i find odd because my old laptop only had 1 gig and ran fine on xp
  41. and personal opinionsplease is 16gigs of ram overkill? alot of pple tell me it is but others say the more the better leaves at a stand still
  42. robthatguyx said:
    and personal opinionsplease is 16gigs of ram overkill? alot of pple tell me it is but others say the more the better leaves at a stand still

    If you are just gaming, sixteen gigabytes is indeed over-kill.
  43. ^ This

    For gaming 8GB is fine. In fact few games benefit from more than 4GB but a few do and DDR3 is dirt cheap right now so you might as well go with 8GB and futureproof. If you use Photoshop or will be doing video rendering or running other memory intensive programs then you might want to think about 16GB.
  44. im going for strait gaming pc no photo edititing atall lol, i used to be a hardcore 360 play and such im just wanting to get to the best i can have for money right now and that seems this setup
  45. Then eight gigabytes should be more than enough for the time being.
  46. crysis 2 maxed?
  47. robthatguyx said:
    crysis 2 maxed?


    one 6970 would max the game
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