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Old 04-10-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Heatsink Advice wanted

I currently have the Arctic Cooling 7 heatsink and would love to overclock my CPU close to 4ghz stably. Do you think my current heatsink is good enuf? If not then what would be better? I would like to stay with Air cooling but I am not against a water cooled CPU if i have to. One of the things I love about the Arctic Cooling 7 is how utterly quiet it is, so if i could stay that way or close to id love it

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Old 04-10-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Heatsink Advice wanted

This will do the job nicely without breaking the bank: XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283

if you really want to go nuts, these are considered one of, if not the best, air coolers available: Thermalright TRUE Copper Ultra-120 eXtreme


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Old 04-10-2010, 02:57 PM   #3
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If you grab a TRUE copper, find a way to give it extra support. Those suckers are heavy.

I'd also look into the Prolimatech Megahalems and the Noctua NH-D14 for top-performing heatsinks.
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