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Old December 28, 2010, 06:50 PM
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Question Question about air cooling

I have my system ready to go which includes the following items:

Sapphire 6970 2g
Asus P6X58D premium
i7 970
3x4GB of Gskill Ripjaw Series 1600mhz
Antec TPQ-1000watt

The system will be installed in my custom built TJ9 Silverstone case that has plenty of fans. I don't think I want to water cool the system anymore and will have all of it for sale soon enough so I'm looking at air cooling. ( I don't think a dual rad will be worth the trouble of cooling the I7 970)

Is the Thermalright MUX-120 better then the hsf that Intel provides?



Factory hsf:



I will overclock and would like to hit close to 4Ghz.

BTW, would also like your opinion on the videocard.
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Old December 28, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Yes it should be better than stock. I don't think there are coolers for the 6970 yet...
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Old December 28, 2010, 09:22 PM
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That Intel stock HSF looks pretty decent. Those are nice high res pictures by the way.
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Old December 28, 2010, 10:08 PM
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Yes it should be better than stock. I don't think there are coolers for the 6970 yet...
I'm not going to change the hsf for the videocard. Never notice a significant difference to merit overclocking the gpu...just the cpu in this case.

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That Intel stock HSF looks pretty decent. Those are nice high res pictures by the way.
Those pictures were taken from the net.
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Old December 28, 2010, 10:17 PM
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I would sya, test it with the stock HSF and if you think it's not enough jump to something bigger like the venomus-X? Even if the stock HSF for the 970 and 980X perform pretty good but the leader cooler are still a bit better.
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for that stock cooler im not convinced itll make,rather a lot, much difference. now if were talking top of the line noctua or thermalright? sure, well worth it IF you oc ;) or if you want it to be more quiet.
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