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June 23, 2011 3:28:46 PM

What's kind of heatsink would you guys recommend me getting to cool an i7 950@3841MHz? Im planning to get an CMH212+ but it doesn't seem the kind of heatsink would be able to cool my CPU down, i also found it for cheaper price
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
Is there any other kind of heatsink that cost under $40 that could cool my CPU under 75*C(Load) at 3841MHz? The recommended store does not matters but the only store i dont want is Amazon as i got to create account... Also for best price to find that's cheap, go to PriceWatch.COM as I always buy my stuff from it...

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June 23, 2011 4:03:56 PM

Hi LegendKiller! I think most heat sinks will work fine but!... I would make sure you use a good heat sink paste. This is a MUST!!!!
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June 23, 2011 8:43:26 PM

Sorry Emerus but it's out of stock on on both store that i found...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-185-...
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN-MUGENB&c=pw&h...

@ rtfgirl Im planning to get the noctua paste but im not sure if it's good tho
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EDIT: Im planning to Lap my CPU when I get a new heatsink and POWER supply because my PSU is a cheap brand(Viotek v2 700W).... BTW im current have an Tt V1 AX on my i7 950 OC and it's not doing so well... Gaming made it runs up to 69*C max but 100% cpu test is over 100*C...
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June 24, 2011 8:01:54 AM

Why no one helping me :( ... BTW What's the best CPU Cooler Bang for the Buck?
June 24, 2011 5:08:03 PM

cheap but good cooler - CM212+.
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June 24, 2011 5:15:50 PM

The CMH212+ cant beat the ThermalTake Frio if the Frio is at 32.99... The price dropped down like $20 i think and it seem to be the bang for buck for now XD... I might buy it sometimes next week OR next month...
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June 24, 2011 5:18:14 PM

legendkiller said:
I found a different one for cheaper price but i hope it keeps the price because im not ganna buy it right now :/  maybe next month...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But the V6 is still better so i may go with it if the price on the frio goes up :/ ...


That's a better cooler but is an open box unit. Hope you noticed that too.
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June 25, 2011 4:54:04 AM

It doesn't really matters if it's not broken or have missing parts lol, if it works perfectly, I'll keep it XD... It's opened but it's not used?
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June 25, 2011 5:45:26 AM

That's the catch with open box stuff. Can't really say if it has been used or not. Well can't guarantee that 100% with boxed stuff too.
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June 25, 2011 7:24:02 AM

Guess the CMH212+ is the choice than as for thjavascript:%20validform(this);e bang for the buck of $30 LOL...
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June 25, 2011 9:19:57 AM

I like the Noctua coolers. Not especially cheap, but very effective. One of the best features is a very good and easy-to-use mounting system. One of the things I like about them is that they are not noisy.

For a major overclock the NH-D14 is probably the best choice.
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June 25, 2011 3:15:31 PM

I dont like that one because it doesn't seem to take effect like the new cooler... it's just a news and i forgot the name but it was something like Dark Arrow or something and look exactly like that but got 8 heatpipes instead of 6 like the Noctua-D14... Noctua got the best Thermal Paste but i never tried LOL... BTW i think the Thermalright Venomous X is better than the Noctua-D14 because it's EZ to mount PLUS it cools down better... Check this out LOL:
http://www.clunk.org.uk/reviews/high-performance-cpu-co...
I just want a cooler to cool of an OC i7-950 at 3841MHz With RAM(1800MHz) OC to 2009(1004.5)
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June 25, 2011 8:14:20 PM

Sorry but i dont like AS-5 anymore because i use it on my Tt V1 AX and it's reaching 73*C(Max) at stock setting except voltage of 1.12V(1.12V made it to 73*C so 1.2 is 100*C...) Im planing to buy something different and that have a lot of good comments which that is the Noctua thermal paste... BTW at 1.12V or even at the minimum of what CPU can handle(1Core 1 Thread 0.8V 12Multi 133BCLK) my CPU never goes under 46*C at idle(even in bios) and idle an average of 47-48*C even at the lowest settings it reaches a max temps of 55*C... Also i dont really feel any heat at all from 70*C until it goes in the 85*C when it start heating up the heatsink... BTW my CPU is not flat and it's why im going to lap it because it's seriously off and i can tell from the thermal paste, a lot of it was on the CPU and a little bit was on the HS Base but it also make a line that it touches the CPU(Direct contact on that line) which is the size of a keyboard or the size "Enter" key on your keyboard...
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June 26, 2011 5:45:03 AM

The Noctua is a bit better and I still goes with it...
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