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HT is On, but for games I really need a true quad core.
I was hoping to hit around 3.8-4Ghz with an i5/i7.
    
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I agree with SE. A low phase count board should at least have heatsinks. The heat has no where to go with the Mosfet laying flat on the MB. These are cheap and there is no reason not to use them.
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unless you are going to overclock the i5 or i7, there really is no need for any further cooling, except for an aftermarket CPU cooler, because seriously the stock intel one just looks sooooooo wussy, but if you ARE going to overclock, a new motherboard specifically P55 based is the way to go, because your board wont be able to deliver enough power through that 4 pin CPU power header without possibly burning, and even with a better MOSFET cooler, your low MOSFET count wont deliver clean enough power for you to get a decent overclock.
    
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Grab these you will be fine, I use them on my H55n. I'm running my i5 760@ 3.4GHz right now (probably go abit more) its been fine since I put it in the motherboard which was a few months ago.
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To everyone suggesting changing cooler, board, platform etc. PLEASE read my sigrig.
I have a custom modded ITX PC which im not just going to change, I also have a full WC loop so thats not a problem, i merely asked what to buy for MOSFET cooling, so it seems ill be going for those enzotechs which I had thought about before, but will have to find them first.
To the above post, im sure an i5 will hit 4Ghz no problem, I have now picked up an i7 875k, so the adventure will begin soon.
    
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To everyone suggesting changing cooler, board, platform etc. PLEASE read my sigrig.
I have a custom modded ITX PC which im not just going to change, I also have a full WC loop so thats not a problem, i merely asked what to buy for MOSFET cooling, so it seems ill be going for those enzotechs which I had thought about before, but will have to find them first.
To the above post, im sure an i5 will hit 4Ghz no problem, I have now picked up an i7 875k, so the adventure will begin soon.
From what Ive read most people keep there i5 quads around 3.5GHz not sure but, I dont think the board lasts too long with a 4GHz+ OC on a quad, even with MOSFET cooling.
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Well, I think its also relative to voltage, such as I ran my i3 at 1.45v 24/7 for a long time, whereas with a quad i would be probably stop at 1.3v, just for 3.8-4Ghz
    
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You are really barking up the wrong tree here, man. Your 5770 is what is limiting you in games. I haven't played a single game that gets close to 100% CPU usage on my system. The only heavy game I haven't played is The Witcher 2.

No processor is going to alleviate the limitation you have with that card. I think you would have been better off sticking with the i3 until you could get a next gen CPU, and picked up a 6870/560ti/6950/570.

Even BC2 and GTAIV only hit 40-60% CPU usage depending on the resolution I run.

The i7 will not run at 4Ghz on that board with HT on for long, if at all. Also an i5/i7 at stock is using close to the amount of power your i3 is using overclocked. Remember, lower vcore doesn't mean lower power draw on a different chip. There is simply more to power on a quad.
     
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I dont know where your information is from, but it I am not being limited, my i3 hits around 90% useage in BC2, I just want higher frame rates. My 5770 is not the limiting factor here, I know exactly what i am talking about, also yet another daft post suggesting upgrading the GPU, maybe check the dimension of my MINI ITX PC, a GTS450/5770 is the best it will fit, both are fine for my needs. I am not asking for opinions on my build as im not stupid, I have built enough PCs to know my stuff. I MERELY asked for opinions on which MOSFET heatsinks to get, nothing more, nothing less.
    
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Also how exactly do you only get 40-60% useage with your CPU in BC2?
Thats either a lie or your grossly misinformed, how are you monitoring CPU useage during game?
    
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