Hey guys my system specs are in my signature, and Im looking to push my 945 a lithe further.
Currently My 945 is bottlenecking my GTX 480 pretty bad in WoW so I over clocked the 3.0ghz to 3.45ghz and i saw a huge increase. I want to push this thing to 3.8ghz but obviously need an aftermarket cooler. I would like this to stay under 55C under load. Thanks!
The Antec and Corsair are watercooling systems and the Noctua and Thermalright are Air Heatsinks.
From the reviews and benchmarks graphs I read, the conclusion was that the Thermalright Venomous X is the best of all the other products (temperature wise and sound wise) + it's the cheapest option (or at least in my country).
But with any of the above mentioned you can't go wrong. The installation is peanuts and the performance is great overall.
The Venomous X is a fantastic cooler, if you can afford it and fit it in your case you shouldn't even think twice about picking it up. I have a Thermaltake Frio on my 945 and i run at 3.6ghz 24/7 and never see anything higher than 52 degrees.