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Old April 29, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Default Air Cooling, CPU

What is a very good Air Cooling system for an i7 CPU?
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Old April 30, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Depends on which i7? Are we talking 1366, 1155, or 2011?

Are you wanting to overclock or are you looking for a replacement that is quieter and performs much better at stock clocks?

What case are you using? I need to know the clearance you'll have.

What's your price range? Are you looking at something around $20, $50, $75?

Do you want something with an interchangeable fan?
Do you want something that comes with an LED fan?
If so, what color?
Alternatively, are you trying to match a specific color scheme?

Need to know the basics before I can recommend anything solid.

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Old April 30, 2012, 03:02 PM
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I will really like to get my hand on a Phantek, they are made by the same OEM manufacturer who build the Noctua, you can from the video that many parts look exactly the same, especially the mounting kits and their bags. The backplate is the same one Noctua use.

Newegg.ca - Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
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Old April 30, 2012, 03:03 PM
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^ +1 to tis, my i7 950 is way way hotter then a 2600K at the same frequency, as it should be my processor is 130 watts, a 2600K is 95 watts.
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Old April 30, 2012, 06:59 PM
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that cooler is a beast!!!! i like noctura after market coolers too
Phenom II 945 :: ASUS M4A78-E (780G) :: BFG 285GTX :: 4GB Mushkin DDR2 (5-4-4-12) :: Creative Xi-Fi :: Seagate 500 gig 7200.12 (better than WD BLACK!!!!!) :: Samsung 2493HM
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