Intel i7 920 cooler help needed

cdeez

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Hey guys im building a new comp with a i7 920 in it

Im looking for some guidence on which cooler to get for it,

price : does not matter , just the performance


i was thinking of something by thermaltake or zalman , but anything would help

I will prob OC the cpu to 3. something

i was also told that these cpu's listed below are good

Scythe Mugen 2
Sunbeam CCTF 120MM + 1366 retention kit
Xig Dark Knight

 

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If price isnt a problem i would go for the megahalem:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Prolimatech_Megahalems_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html



If price REALLY isnt a problem then i would go with water cooling, if you choose this route then conundrum is the man to speak to ;)
 

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With a TRUE (thermalright ultra 120 extrem ) you cant go wrong. But the Vandeta2 is very good too.

Those you listed are decent and can do it EZ for your minor OC.

have fun !
 

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XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm 45$

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm 37$

Noctua NH-U12P 120mm 56$


All Cheaper and maybe better. I wont pay 80$ for a CPU heatsink since there are tons that cost 50$ and are the top of the line ...

Edit : The V10 isnt really that good. Yes some reviews proved that he can do it nicely. But its HHUUGGEE and this "junk" will use 70Watts on full load because of its kinda useless TEC. a 70W TEC = that if you have a stock 70W TDP cpu your just doing nothing and if the HOT side isnt cooled properlly your heating more then your cooling ... TEC is really something that need lots of calculation. The V10 is doing a good job but for 130$ .... at my eye its a peice of junk. SRY Cooler Master !
 

cdeez

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wow thanks alot , this really helps im going to decide in the next few minutes !!

oK im going with the Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme .

Last question , what is the best thermal paste to use with the cooler and what is the correct way of applying it to the i7 920 processor with this cooler . thanks guys !!
 
AS-5 or MX-2 are good. Go to the thermalright web site. They have a pictorial tutorial on their recommendation. It is as good as any. My advice, use very little; too much becomes an insulator.
 

cdeez

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thanks guys !

ok so i also wanted to know , should i use the push /pull 2x fan method on the Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme , if i did that i would need to buy a extra Thermalright Ultra120 Series Fan holder , but what about the extra fan , how will it hook up to the MB . Do i get a splitter or something for the 2 fans to be connected to the MB ?
 

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Usually you just connect it to the PSU header connector. Or buy a fan controller. There are cheap manual ones with knobs, more expensive ones that have cheapo thermal measurement probes you can stick wherever to measure temps (they work okay) or a high end that works in software to monitor temps.

IF you need the extra CPU cooling besides the one fan, then do what you need to. It's a hobby, you'll figure it out.

Up to you.
 

I think one fan is enough. I think a constant noise is less obtrusive, and I usually keep it at a fixed speed anyway.
In addition to the fan holder, you may get a set of the old wire type anyway.
 

The thermalright has been known in the past to have an uneven base. Current production may be better. To test , put a drop of water on the base, and press a plate of glass to it. The water should spread evenly and should hold the cooler to the glass by a good suction. If the base is uneven, you may want to try lapping. The objective is to make it plane, not to put a mirror shine.
 

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If you want to connect to CPU Fans to Mobo Cpu fan pin, either of these will work. I have the above CPU HSF Cooler and I am using the below cable.

3-Pin Y-Adapter Cable 4" Sleeved $3.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_289&products_id=141

3-Pin Y-Adapter Cable 12" Sleeved $4.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_289&products_id=1311
 

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I have the Vigor Monsoon III. It is a good cooler and was the only one available that looked worth buying when the 1366 coolers first came out.

Is there a significantly better cooler compared to that?

Price is not really a problem. I even thought of Prometeia or Vapochill type cooler but Prometeia is no more and I am not sure I need the hassle or super extreme cooling of vapochill. I also looked at some of the hybrid CoolIt products but even the high end ones don't seem that great but so far they are the best choice I have seen for good cooling with high OC.
 

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Here are a few top air Cpu coolers and Tec cooler for 1366 Cpu's below up to 3.6 ghz OC.

Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme-1366 RT Premium Heatpipe Cooler for Intel LGA1366 $74.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=450&products_id=24727

Scythe "MUGEN-2" 5-Heat Pipes Universal CPU Cooler $37.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=450&products_id=24978

Xigmatek HDT-S1283V Dark Knight HDT Universal CPU Cooler $44.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=450&products_id=25377


Had the older brother (FreezeZone) to the one below for my FX60 build and it kept it around 20 degrees' celius @ idle.
CoolIT Systems Freezone Elite TEC CPU Cooler with MTEC $339.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_202&products_id=23095

Here is also some Liquid Cool kits below (not the all in one type), If you are thinking of OC'ing abover 3.6ghz.

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Liquid Cooling Kit (Universal Mount / LGA 1366 Included) $269.95
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8411/ex-wat-140/Swiftech_H20-220_Apex_Ultima_Liquid_Cooling_Kit_Universal_Mount_LGA_1366_Included.html?tl=g30c321

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Plus Liquid Cooling Kit (Universal Mount / LGA 1366 Included) $399.95
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8412/ex-wat-141/Swiftech_H20-220_Apex_Ultima_Plus_Liquid_Cooling_Kit_Universal_Mount_LGA_1366_Included.html?tl=g30c321
 

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I'm trying to figure out how all you guys are missing Prolimatech Megahalems. They are EASILY the best air cooler on the market right now. I'm using a Dark Knight for my current rig, but i'll upgrade to i7 in a week or so and i'm not trusting a DK with my overclocked i7. I've done my reasearch and the Megahalems have been taking the top prize home for a while.

No it doesn't come with a fan, but i'm going to slap on a DD Yate Loom 120mm High speed fan and let the icecubes start forming.

Prolimatech Megahalems - $64.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Prolimatech_Megahalems_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html

Danger Den Yate Loon 120mm High speed fan.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6174/fan-344/Yate_Loon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_D12SH-12.html
 

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