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Old June 19, 2009, 03:43 PM
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Default An Aftermarket Cooler For My Q9550

Hi all,
I had just recently got a q9550
and an EVGA 780i motherboard,
and a G skill 4 gb ram kit.
I am looking for a cpu cooler for my build,
for I am planning to overclock the q9550 to 3.8 ghz
and I heard that the stock cooler, could barely get me to 3.2ghz.
Please give me some suggestions for a cpu cooler.
I am thinking about the vendetta...
Thanks.
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Old June 19, 2009, 04:54 PM
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Vendetta 2 if you don't have lots of cash but if u do go Noctua.
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Old June 19, 2009, 05:10 PM
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XIgmatek S1283 Red/Black i think
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Old June 19, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Any of these will be perfect you: CM 212+ (make sure its the plus model), Xigmatek Thors Hammer, OCZ Vendetta 2 w/ crossbow backplate option.
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Old June 19, 2009, 07:01 PM
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Xigmatech Dark Knight (black S1283 w/ backplate). My Q9550 is running at 4 GHz with temps in the mid to upper 50's at 100% cpu.
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Old June 19, 2009, 07:15 PM
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yeah I only ahve about like 40 bucks to spend for the cooler so I think I will get the ocz vendeetta 2. Thanks for suggestions
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Q9550 E0 stepping @ 4Ghz
Gigabyte EP45 UD3P
G.Skill pc2 8500 1066mhz RAM
Corsair TX750 Watt Power Supply
Western Digital 500gb and Seagate 500gb in RAID 0
Western Digital 250gb
Antec 1200
OCZ Vendetta 2 LGA 775 CPU cooler with bolt thru kit
XFX HD5970
Steelseries 7G Mechanical Keyboard
Samsung 305T 30 Inch 2560x1600 LCD monitor
Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Speakers, Sennheiser HD215's, G35's
Steelseries Xai Laser Mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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Old June 19, 2009, 09:49 PM
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I have an off topic question that i would wish to have answered.
Would my computer boot (Vista home premium 32 bit) if I didnt have a
videocard on my 780i.
Like does the 780i have some kind of integrated video card?
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Q9550 E0 stepping @ 4Ghz
Gigabyte EP45 UD3P
G.Skill pc2 8500 1066mhz RAM
Corsair TX750 Watt Power Supply
Western Digital 500gb and Seagate 500gb in RAID 0
Western Digital 250gb
Antec 1200
OCZ Vendetta 2 LGA 775 CPU cooler with bolt thru kit
XFX HD5970
Steelseries 7G Mechanical Keyboard
Samsung 305T 30 Inch 2560x1600 LCD monitor
Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Speakers, Sennheiser HD215's, G35's
Steelseries Xai Laser Mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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Old June 19, 2009, 10:27 PM
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It doesn't have a integrated video card.
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Old June 19, 2009, 10:31 PM
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Quote:
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It doesn't have a integrated video card.
so it won't boot either....
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Old June 19, 2009, 10:37 PM
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darn. lol ok thanks.
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Q9550 E0 stepping @ 4Ghz
Gigabyte EP45 UD3P
G.Skill pc2 8500 1066mhz RAM
Corsair TX750 Watt Power Supply
Western Digital 500gb and Seagate 500gb in RAID 0
Western Digital 250gb
Antec 1200
OCZ Vendetta 2 LGA 775 CPU cooler with bolt thru kit
XFX HD5970
Steelseries 7G Mechanical Keyboard
Samsung 305T 30 Inch 2560x1600 LCD monitor
Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Speakers, Sennheiser HD215's, G35's
Steelseries Xai Laser Mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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