Best Air CPU Cooler for IB Overclock

Discussion in 'Cases & Cooling' started by Cymera, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. aaksheytalwar

    aaksheytalwar Diamond Member

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    Evo can't do 4.5 ivy comfy, it can do 4-4.2. 4.5 requires top end air or h80 or h100
     
  2. Nvidiaguy07

    Nvidiaguy07 Platinum Member

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    Orderd a noctua the other night. Itll save me any more time debating which to get and if its good enough to me. Chances are i wont regret it, and will know im getting the best possible temps.
     
  3. Don Karnage

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    I want it :D
     
  4. Nvidiaguy07

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    why not have the fan blow up instead of down at the motherboard?

    EDIT: nevermind, more heatsinks below big thing. Stupid design though
     
  5. Tisca

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    • The 3770k has been clocked to 4.4 with the stock cooler, temps up to 99C and probably high noise.
    • Don't look at those high-end coolers if you don't intend to clock more than that, waste of money. You pay a high premium to squeeze off a few degrees or to get slightly better clocks.
    • Look at value coolers like 212 Evo and HR-02 Macho (off the top of my head), both under 40€ and not much less capable than cooler twice the price.
     
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  7. lehtv

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    That cooler will definitely not disappoint.
     
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    I want
     
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    Damn.
    I was forced to pick between something lower end, an Alpenfohn or a Phanteks. In the end I went with the Phanteks because I didn't know anything about the Alpenfohn and the internet wasn't much help either. Would have been nice to know about them earlier.
     
  10. Nvidiaguy07

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    ??? phanteks is one of the best you can buy from what ive been reading...
    Thanks again lehtv, i figured spending the extra money would allow me to stop looking up crap and debating over which one to get. So that 50 bucks probably gave me a few hours of at least wasting time on something else.

    Also i should mention that when i read anything you write, i hear it in wrex's voice. So thanks again for all the advice, and im sorry about what the the Turians did to you and your people.
     
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  11. DigitalWolf

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    I have a Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL to more or less go with my Asus P9X79 Pro's color sceme (blue/white). I have really been impressed with it.


    It is definitely "monster" sized for those that haven't seen one. I've seen people claim a Hyper 212+ was large... I have both... the Hyper 212+ is tiny in comparison.


    It definitely keeps my 3960x cool when I'm working.. or gaming.
     
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    Salarians are the ones responsible for the whole mess. And us Krogans aren't completely innocent either. But thanks to Shepard, my people have a future.
     
  13. Upgrade_Itch

    Upgrade_Itch Senior member

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    These 3 lb beasts hanging off the mobo are ridiculous. Go water if you wanna oc an IB.
     
  14. lehtv

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    The vast majority of the weight is carried by the case because the motherboard is securely attached to it.

    How much would it cost to have a water cooling setup (that outperforms a D14)?
     
  15. Nvidiaguy07

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    I kinda worry about that too. If motherboard flexing was possibly a reason why the 360 RRODed, could it be the same for a PC?

    I mean think about it, theres definitely more pressure on the side of the chip closer to the floor. If the PC was lying flat, this wouldnt be a problem, but who does that anymore? not many people. Especially after moving the case around and years of it hanging off, doesnt it wear it down at all?