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Hi!

 

I have i7 920 with stock cooler now. I would like to overclock it, can you give me some advice for buying a cooler for it?

 

Thanks in advance

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Hi!

 

I have i7 920 with stock cooler now. I would like to overclock it, can you give me some advice for buying a cooler for it?

 

Thanks in advance

what is your budget ..? welcome to occ btw

 

i think you should look at some thing like CM V8 , TX3 ,

OCZ vendetta 2 + brackets

prolimatech megahalems ..

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You can cut some corners and skimp on other things if u want to, but don't skimp on a CPU cooler if yer gonna OC, go with top shelf stuff the first time around..Take some time to lap the heatsink of whatever u buy, you'll be glad u did..Get some good thermal compound, not just whatever stuff they give u in the box (unless it's good stuff), and get a couple decent fans and mount them in a push/pull configuration..If yer not gonna get too extreme on yer OC, see how the stock HSF works for ya first, or buy something a bit less expensive than the ones I linked to.

 

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8335/cpu...?tl=g48c369s757

 

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu...?tl=g48c369s757

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I am a noob and I am still trying to figure out how to properly OC my computer. A good source I found for coolers is www.frostytech.com. It has a lot of good, comprehensive reviews on coolers.

 

I heard the Xigmatek Dark Knight, Prolimatech Megahalems, and Noctua are all very good cpu coolers.

 

I have a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and it seems to be working great. (I didn't want to spend more than $30 at this point).

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Thank for replies.

In my country I can buy these:

 

Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme

Prolimatech Megahalem

 

Also what do you think about Scythe Mugen 2, Corsair H50?

 

@damian, I din`t understand you question very well

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Thank for replies.

In my country I can buy these:

 

Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme

Prolimatech Megahalem

 

Also what do you think about Scythe Mugen 2, Corsair H50?

 

@damian, I din`t understand you question very well

i say go for prolimatech

 

also H50 is nice , but i think prolimatech is more effective when adding 2 fans to it ..one of our members got his 920 to 4.5 ..:blink:

 

pardon me damian ..:D

 

what damian meant was , do you want to reach 3.2-3.5 ( minor overclock ) or extreme overclock ...?

Edited by N.E.A

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Welcome to OCC :)

 

Damian was asking what sort of OC would you be wanting for just day to day PC use?

 

I run day to day @ 4.0Ghz put can go up more if needed.

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Well, I want to go as high as I can.

I`m doing a video editing, so I would like to get the most out of the i7.

4.0 Ghz would be nice if it`stable and if prolimatech can cool it

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Well, I want to go as high as I can.

I`m doing a video editing, so I would like to get the most out of the i7.

4.0 Ghz would be nice if it`stable and if prolimatech can cool it

 

Not realy sure about air cooling iam more a water man. But looking at others on this site 4Ghz should be well with in the realms of Air cooling. Of corse its dependent on your case ventilation and abeant air temperature.

 

Good luck and of corse dont forget to post us some pictures :)

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Well, I want to go as high as I can.

I`m doing a video editing, so I would like to get the most out of the i7.

4.0 Ghz would be nice if it`stable and if prolimatech can cool it

rourkchris got his 920 to 4.5 with prolimatech , but 4.3 was more stable to him ..

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