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Replacement CPU cooler

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a b K Overclocking
March 20, 2013 10:25:32 PM

Howdy all. I really want to update my current cooler (EVGA superclock) to something new. I was looking at the Zalman 320 as a possible replacement due to the sale on the egg for $40 after MIR. Any thoughts or alternatives?

My 8120 is at 4.4 but am pretty close to the comfort level I want during prime. @57C on the cores with a Noctua NF-F12 that replaced the turbo engine fan that came with it.

Thanks guys!

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a b K Overclocking
March 21, 2013 6:09:49 AM

I have the Antec 920, which is similar to that cooler but with a larger radiator and a second fan. It is also around the same price maybe 10-20 more, you should check it out. I've owned mine for about 4 months now, I'm not ready for a custom wc loop yet and this has allowed me to oc to 4.7ghz stable with max temps at 57c after 24hours in Prime. Max temps while gaming in Crysis 3 (46c), TR (43c), Battlefield 3 (44c), all after multiple hours of play time. My idles are very low as well, under 30c. I'm very happy with this cooler.

The Noctua NH-D or C-14 would also be a step up, but I did test my Noctua D-14 against my Antec 920 at home and it lost, by a small margin but the Antec did produce lower temps.