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Heatsink for Intel DX79SR and Intel i7 3930K

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September 17, 2012 8:22:24 PM

So I just recently won an Intel DX79SR motherboard and an Intel i7 3930K processor from Razer and Intel's Pax Prime Sweepstakes. I am going to switch out these two for my ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 and Intel i5 2500K because why not haha. Well I was using my Cooler Master Hyper 212+ on the 2500K and could order a LGA 2011 bracket from Cooler Master, but I figured I might as well throw some cash down and get a higher end HSF for the $530 processor. I have a budget from around $60-$100 and want to get one that I am sure will be good for the new hardware.

I like the Noctua NH-D14, but I'd have to remove the side fan in my Xigmatek Elysium case. I was planning on water cooling, that's why I got the case in the first place, but wasn't able to do so due to monetary constraints put on me by my lady friend :D 

It doesn't have to be an air cooler. I wouldn't mind looking at a contained water cooler like the Corsair H70 or something, I just know nothing about them.
a c 138 K Overclocking
a c 128 å Intel
September 17, 2012 9:29:12 PM

The corsair H-70 would be a good choice and the nice thing about the closed loop water cooler is that there isn't any maintenence and the install is just like installing a regular air heatsink and instead of one part to install there are two. There is nothing else that you have to know about as the thing is self contained and depending on what you are going to be doing as far as overclocking is concerned you can use either one or two fans , one on each side of the radiator with both blowing in the same direction.

Also there is the Antec Kuhler and both of these are under $100 with either one being a good choice , again depending on what you'll be doing for an overclock.
September 17, 2012 9:38:08 PM

I'll most likely be going for 4.5 24/7. I was looking at the Corsair H series and I was considering putting in the other 15-20 bucks and getting the H100. Is worth the extra to get the H100 or will the H70 or H80 be enough?
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a c 138 K Overclocking
a c 128 å Intel
September 17, 2012 9:43:47 PM

If you have the extra cash then I would go for the H-100 , it will give you enough cooling power to get to where you want to go even if you end up changing your mind and want to go a bit higher.
September 17, 2012 9:51:27 PM

Awesome! Thanks for the input. I'm gonna make the purchase now so it gets here as soon as possible. I'm always a sucker for new hardware, especially when it was free :) 
a c 138 K Overclocking
a c 128 å Intel
September 17, 2012 10:19:34 PM

Good deal. Have fun with your new free hardware.
September 18, 2012 8:28:44 AM

H-100 is off the Hook! :)  one of the best!

September 28, 2012 2:28:42 AM

Best answer selected by rmcron5296.