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so i was trying to decide between a solid heatsink or water cooled and i hear water cooling is generally silent and so that might be preferable but dont i have to refill the thing with water? that would be annoying

im new to this clearly be gentle

goal is 4.5 ghz at MOST
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Im no expert, but 4.5 is easily attainable by air/heatsink cooling.
    
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if you only want 4.5Ghz you should go for a CoolerMaster 212+
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if you only want 4.5Ghz you should go for a CoolerMaster 212+
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Air cooler is MUCH cheaper, simpler, and require little to no upkeep. For a 4.5GHz OC, a 212+ will be all you need to get the job done. This cooler will only be loud if you max out the stock fan speed. And even then, it won't be that loud at all. If you change you fan profile to keep the fan running slower, you will never hear it at all unless you are in a completely silent room and all your other components are silent.
    
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yeh i thought that an air cooler would work just dont know what ones the best ill look into the 212 ty

was thinking of getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103055

around same price
Edited by eosgreen - 5/27/11 at 12:04pm
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Originally Posted by eosgreen View Post
yeh i thought that an air cooler would work just dont know what ones the best ill look into the 212 ty

was thinking of getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103055

around same price
V8 is terrible


212+ is $28 on Amazon, its a ripoff on Newegg.com
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post #7 of 11
I have a 212+ and it definitely does the job.

Never, ever goes past 60 at full load @ 4.5
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Hyper 212 is cool for the price but not very bling bling

How about a zalman nps9900 max ? holds a 5ghz overclock below 75c
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post #9 of 11
A good budget cooler would be the 212+ like everybody has said. You can get it at a Microcenter or Amazon for nice and cheap. If you want the best heatsink you should go with the Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14
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post #10 of 11
Noctua DH-14 for Air. For self contained water cooling the H70 is nice, but the Noctua is better if you ask me.

For custom watercooling I'd say go the Rasa XSPC kit unless you know what you're doing with watercooling.
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