Solved Taboos Air Cool i7 Extreme and not overclocking Tags: CPUs Overclocking Intel i7 Product Last response: February 21, 2013 10:13 AM in CPUs Share oldfordfreak February 20, 2013 6:31:41 PM Hello, Why is it so taboo to air cool your i7 Extreme, and why is it so taboo to want to keep your warranty and not overclock? It would be fine to air cool if you are not going to overclock... Am I wrong? Why should I spend even more money for a liquid cooled system and I will never overclock??? More about : taboos air cool extreme overclocking Best solution groundrat a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking February 20, 2013 6:50:03 PM I answer your question with another question: Why would you spend $1000+ on a CPU that was designed to be over clocked and not over clock it, when you could spend $300 on a i7 3770 with nearly identical performance? I say nearly identical because, they are, until you start to push the processor. The beauty of the i7 extreme is that it will take punishment that the lower echelon i7s would blow up under. The most efficient way to cool the extreme is by liquid. Its not cheap, but it works and works well. If you really want an air cooler get a noctua. IntelEnthusiast a c 188 à CPUs a b K Overclocking February 20, 2013 7:11:28 PM As far as overclocking and keeping your warranty it is possible to do that with the Tuning plan http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/ that will allow you to overclock your processor and still have coverage. Related resources Air cooled overclocking expectations i5 750 vs i7 860 - Forum Intel Core i7 3820 @ 4.6Ghz Air Cooled? - Forum Air Cooling for i7 750 - Forum Overclocked Core i7 975 (on air ) - Forum I7 930 with asus rampage III extreme overclocking - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer oldfordfreak February 20, 2013 7:36:17 PM cool! oldfordfreak February 20, 2013 7:38:40 PM Best answer selected by oldfordfreak. oldfordfreak February 20, 2013 7:42:13 PM Definitely makes it worth overclocking! I agree with groundrat too. I may still go 2011 on the socket, but am going to think a little harder on my overclock stance after looking at Christian's link. Thanks everyone!! groundrat a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking February 21, 2013 10:13:33 AM Nohing wrong with the 2011 socket. Infact for some applications (server/ workstation) its superior. And they make i7s for 2011, its not just a Xeon playground. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWater cooling or Air ? ( i7 ) ForumI7 3770K idles very cool but runs Handbrake very hot ForumAppropriate air cooler for an i7 975 ForumI7 3930k vs i7 2600k, OC AIR ! Help. ForumI7 920 3836A756 @4769Mhz Air cooled ForumIntel Core i7 950 Overclock on air ? ForumAir conditioner to cool PC done right! ForumOverclocking with i7 950, Noctua D14 and ASUS Rampage III Extreme ForumNeed a air cooler for my i7 860 ForumOverclocking i7 950 - air cooled ForumWhat's the Best Air Cooler for I7 975 on a Rampage Extreme MOBO? ForumWich is the best Core i7 CPU air cooler available to date? ForumWill this setup run skyrim at ultra? ForumOverclocking i5 3570k ForumOverclocking with Stock cooler More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !