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So I got a i7 920, D0 i might add. And I wanted to achieve a good 4ghz - 4.2ghz without worries about my temps. if possible a 4.4ghz would be perfect.

I have a mugen v2 lga775 heat sink, I know I could use it if I get the 1366 conversion clips, but since I cant find a proper bolt thru kit for 1366, I am trying to avoid the push pin setup all together.

My budget is under $100, So I have been thinking if I should just go for a simple CPU only water cooling kit? two most popular kits we have here are the h50 and the Larkooler ba2241. I was leaning towards the Larkooler setup but its about $20 more than the h50.

thanks a lot in advance
post #2 of 14
If you save a little bit more you could buy a Rasa, which would blow those two away.
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they dont sell those Rasa kits where I live. and having it sent via international air mail would end up costing a bit too much.

edit: the only Rasa kits I found and the guy wants a good $300 for it.
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 5/19/11 at 3:33pm
post #4 of 14
If your budget is $100, then your best options are the following:

Thermalright Archon
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Noctua NH D-14
Antec Kuhler 920
Corsair H70

All will allow a 4.0+ OC. I can personally attest for the H70, which arguably is on the lower end of those coolers in terms or performance.
    
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4.4G i7 920 might not pass Linx 0.64 stably
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With this Coolers that Munky said you'll not be able to go above 4.2ghz HT.
    
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Noctua NH D-14 going for $193
H70 going for $196
H50 Going for $150
post #8 of 14
Dude where are you buying from? I live in Aus and those prices are very bad...

Thanks, Sir Overkill.

try here:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?..._769&vk_sort=4
Best CS for pc parts in Aus if you ask me, prices can be beaten but CS cant.
Edited by Sir Overkill - 5/19/11 at 4:17pm
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NZ buddy, I am stuck here for the next couple of years..so ya..if you live here then you gotta take some big ones up the bum when it comes to price.
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I have to use a full on water cooling setup (with a 360 radiator) if I want to run at 4.0ghz, stable,folding 24/7 and keep the temps under 70C (with ambient over 85F) with my i7-930's. My i7-920 D0 stays at 3.6 (I like a bit of headroom) on air for folding 24/7. Those high clocks are going to take some volts (unless you have a "golden chip") which means a lot of heat.
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