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Hey guys I am currently using the Azza Solano and would like to upgrade my current cooler the Vigor Monsoon III. So far I am considering the Antec Kuhler 920 OR the Noctua DH-14. I have my side fan removed. Or is there a better suggestion? I would like to at least OC to 4 ghz on the i7.

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post #2 of 8
d14, and have a drive bay fan blowing at it.

d14 might smash off ur dominators tho, you will need to check that.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/12/11 at 1:47pm
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i think the drivebay fan is already blowing towards it but thanks!
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post #4 of 8
Quote:
DDR3 Corsair XMS3 Dominator

(Mod) Compatible - when the heatsink on top of the heatspreader is removed.
-Noctua
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I'm pretty happy with my H60. No need to wonder if it will clear your memory or your case. Although I would consider the H80/100 if I were buying one today. HSF is just too big these days, the all-in-one water units are a very welcome alternative. Not sure if the H100 will fit that case or not, depends how they set up the top fan options (200mm or so stock I think?) For reference I get 70C peak after a few hours of P95 with only the stock single fan pushing.

Edit - The Antec is basically the same, so between your 2 choices go with the Antec. You may want to compare further though.
Edited by Metaldude - 8/12/11 at 2:07pm
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so i have to remove the heatsink on top?
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post #7 of 8
To fit the d14 yes, my xm3 at 1600 1.65v is cool to touch, I cant imagine the doms been that hot.
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post #8 of 8
Either a Silver Arrow or a D14. Either way you'll have to remove the coxcombs from your RAM.
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