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Old 06-26-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I know a lot of you are avid overclockers. Which CPU coolers do you use, and what is currently considered top of the line?

Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:04 PM   #2
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top of my head that was listed in the top 10 when i was lookin for one was the 'true extreme' 'dark knight' ' 'thors hammer' 'cooler master v8 or v10'

I didnt list them in any particular order.
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I have the TRUE 120 1366 RT. It's too good to be true. I was never a fan of Thermalright until I bought one of their products.
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Any of these: FrostyTech's Top 5 Heatsinks
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Monsoon III
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The Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is the best air cooler available. Is this for i7?
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ThermalTake 775D. Doesn't sound or look like a very good cooler from the price, but if you have a cone from an 80mm on the side panel of your case it cools really well. It kept my Q66 @ 3.2 idle at ~27-28C with the AC keeping the house at 72F (~22 C).

Good question, Worship.
Is this for S-AM2/AM3? S775/ S1366?
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I have the TRUE 120 1366 RT. It's too good to be true. I was never a fan of Thermalright until I bought one of their products.
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The Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is the best air cooler available. Is this for i7?
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The Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is the best air cooler available. Is this for i7?
Yeah man, my father isn't comfortable with WC, so I need something to cool his 920.

I guess I'm getting the Thermalright Ultra 120.

What types of temps should I hope for? I'm hoping to keep it under 65 C.
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Yeah man, my father isn't comfortable with WC, so I need something to cool his 920.

I guess I'm getting the Thermalright Ultra 120.

What types of temps should I hope for? I'm hoping to keep it under 65 C.
I used to hit 30C on idle and around 65C-70C on a 3.8Ghz overclock. Let me know if you want to get mine. I still have the original packing and mine comes with the retention bracket, fan holder and fan. I'm going water, so I really don't need it.
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