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I7 950, best cooler?

Last response: in Overclocking
May 2, 2012 1:42:20 PM


Im new to OC.

What would be the best cooler for a i7 950?
Prefer air cooling.

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a b K Overclocking
May 2, 2012 5:36:38 PM

Beats most hydro coolers in benchmarks. I think the corsair h100 is the only one that is better but only by a degree or two.

This may not be the absolute best but it is the one that I use. I am only saying this because someone is likely to find some benchmark somewhere with a new cooler that I have not heard of that beats the noctua by a degree or two. :sarcastic: 
May 2, 2012 9:51:33 PM

Ok thanks alot, i might get this one.
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a b K Overclocking
May 2, 2012 11:00:39 PM

It is a bit pricey but I replaced my antec620 hydro cooler with this for two reasons.

1. Under full load it runs 4 degrees cooler than the Antec.
2. It looks cool as hell.

I have a good benchmark linked on my desktop computer that shows the noctua along with about 12 other air and hydro coolers including the antec920 and the corsair h80 and it does a slightly better job than both of them. I am currently setting up a raid on my pc so if all goes well I should be able to link that benchmark tonight or possibly tomorrow.
May 3, 2012 7:42:42 AM

1-Corsair H100

2-Noctua NH-D14
a b K Overclocking
May 3, 2012 10:14:09 AM

Any cooler other than the stock cooler should be ok but if you want to squeeze every last MHz out of your cpu then get the best you can.