Cooler For i7 Overclocking

Someone recommended the Prolimatech Megahalems, going by these reviews and benchmark tests it seems that he was on the money:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=285&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=16

Is there anything out there that offers better price/performance?

Thanks
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  1. The Megahalems is a great cooler.

    A lot of people like the Hyper 212+.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    This is the one I put on my i7. I only have a mild overclock due to my memory, though:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057
  2. Also, it seems that i am going to need to buy some fans for this cooler, there are alot of cheap 120mm fans on ebay, but alot are listed as case fans.

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=120mm+fans&_sacat=See-All-Categories

    Is there any difference?
  3. get the noctua nh d 14 it should come to the same price as a prolimatech with the fan cost involved

    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1797
  4. You have a new one. The Prolimatech is still the king for them:
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=432&Itemid=62

    There is also a fan comparison. The quality of the fans is a very important thing.

    Here you have another option: Noctua NH-D14

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1212/1/
  5. Go with the megahalems and slap some nice fans on there.
  6. I got a Cooler Master V8 paired with AS5 and my i7 920 D0 on stock speed idles at 24-25C and on full load doesn't even get above 45-50C i think, maybe even less it depends on room temp. It is expensive now but i got for half the price it is now at thanksgiving plus I am big car fan so it looking like a V8 engine kinda made me want it since its all cooling looking.

    For a good price/performance ratio, megalems and hyper 212+ plus some more high end CM coolers are very good.
  7. Thanks for all the advice guys, i think I'm gonna jut go with the megahalem.

    So the next step is fan selection.

    Here are my option

    Yate loon 84 cfm 40 dba

    2 x Yate loon blue led 46 cfm 23 dba

    The 2 led ones would be more expensive.

    I am wondering how dba adds together.

    Do the two fans combine to create 46 dba?

    Or do two distinct sounds travel creating more noise but not louder noise?
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