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Old March 11, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Question i7 920 with intel dbx-b

i need a new cooler for my 920.
i have at hand a dbx-b cooler i can use but i have been warned off using it on another site.
is it safe to use or can anyone recommend a decent mid price cooler instead.
i'm also tempted to go for a corsair h80 even though the price is higher than i was wanting to pay but should fit in my 600t nicely
thanks for any help

Last edited by grizz; March 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM.
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Old March 11, 2012, 11:56 AM
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just get a coolmaster 212
its cheap n does the job of high range cooler
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Old March 12, 2012, 07:22 AM
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thanks for the help i will check out the 212
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Old March 17, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Don't do it!!! Google is your friend!

I was curious about this heatsink my self and this page was the third result. The first page I found was a review stating that this heatsink could handle an overclocked i7-980x as well as Prolimatech Megahelms in the same setup. The second said that it was the fourth best by four degrees in a test of twenty or so heatsinks. The third one said that you should replace it with a 212, and so I decided to register in order to tell you not to.

Your heatsink is awesome, use it. It competes with $70 heatsinks (it in fact is available for about $50 right now) and also has two fan modes: quiet at 20db and high at 35db - this means that if you aren't going for a heavy overclock you can maintain good temperatures while keeping things really quiet.

When people say never to use the stock intel heatsink they mean the low-profile one with the heatpads that's bundled with almost all of their processors. Your heatsink is not that heatsink, it is a special heatsink developed for the i7-980x (that $1000 hexacore that came out a few years ago) and it is great. Google it. If it looks anything like the pictures (really big block made of metal fins with an attachable fan) you have an awesome heatsink. If it's a smaller, low-profile one with a sticker on it and heat pads on the bottom (ie no thermal paste needed) than junk it, but buy an arctic freezer 7 instead of the 212

Have a nice day!
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Old March 20, 2012, 04:25 AM
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Noctua Period but I do agree with claes...the Intel uber heatsink is good.

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Old March 20, 2012, 12:24 PM
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It gets quite loud, for my taste, under performance mode.
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