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I am trying to find a good but cheap air cooler for my i7-870. I want to overclock mine. But I want to really make sure I wont break it so I want to buy a new cooler. What cooler should I get?
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and your word cheap means how much
    
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I dont know. Cheap for a cooling I guess.
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Yay! I get to recommend the CM Hyper 212+ first! http://www.directron.com/rrb10212pgp.html
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post #5 of 15
Good cheap air coolers.

212+ and that's a good price on it from Directron posted above.

Others good coolers in the same price range I'd have to include;

Mugen 2 http://www.directron.com/scmg2100.html

and Corsair A 70 (after rebate though )http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181011

JMO Hyperthreading on that 870 is really going to heat things up though. If you are looking to push it very far I'd suggest just taking the hit and going all out with something along the lines of

Silver Arrow: http://www.svc.com/silverarrow.html

NH-D14 http://www.svc.com/nh-d141.html

Ven X http://www.svc.com/venomous-x.html
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Damn you ninjas and your quick Hyper 212+ recommendations.

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notsure how much you can get it in america but thor's hammer cooler is a good buy
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Damn you ninjas and your quick Hyper 212+ recommendations.

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Good things come to those who wait. Save your money. Wait until you can afford a Silver Arrow ($75US) or a D14 ($90US). The SA is better but you might need a D14 if your RAM is too tall.

Do yourself a favor and go into your userCP and look on the left. Find the Add System button and fill in your specs.

Your i7 870 runs hotter than my i7 860's. It runs about as hot as my i7 875K. That's a hot chip. Lots of on-die stuff to get hot. That's why you need the very best heatsinks to cool it. Don't waste your money on lesser coolers.
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Good things come to those who wait. Save your money. Wait until you can afford a Silver Arrow ($75US) or a D14 ($90US). The SA is better but you might need a D14 if your RAM is too tall.

Do yourself a favor and go into your userCP and look on the left. Find the Add System button and fill in your specs.

Your i7 870 runs hotter than my i7 860's. It runs about as hot as my i7 875K. That's a hot chip. Lots of on-die stuff to get hot. That's why you need the very best heatsinks to cool it. Don't waste your money on lesser coolers.
D14 is available off Directron for $70 now. No idea how long rebate will last, and shipping shouldn't cost anymore than ~$7 or so too.
http://www.directron.com/nhd14.html

Is it cheap? Not really, but I've yet to see the D14 drop this low in price, so it's a good deal.
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