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Best heatsink for air cooling, price does not matter. (socket AM3) I am trying to look up a list of benchmarks on google but definite answer.

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Noctua!
    
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ThermalRight SilverArrow if cash isn't an issue.
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This is a big thing on these forums.. all you'd have to do is click on air cooling and start browsing the threads.

I have been running a v1 Megahalem on my 920 for quite sometime @ 4.0 ghz with max temps around 81c full load - warm yes, but been lazy trying to get the sweet spot with my vcore.

Venomous X is another one that's pretty sweet, I just picked one up for my 970 rig I'm building at the moment.

Noctua NH-D14 or others
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Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14

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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14

What this guy said....If you can get them to fit in your case at least.
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post #7 of 12
Absolute best is the Thermalright Silver Arrow.

Behind that are the Noctua NHD-14, Thermalright Venomous X, Thermalright Archon, Prolimatech Megahalems / Super Mega.

Bear in mind that the D-14 is about 1-2C hotter and all the others about 3-5C hotter, all super close to one another, any will be great
    
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14

this
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post #9 of 12
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Alright, looks like the Arrow it is. Thanks.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limes View Post
Alright, looks like the Arrow it is. Thanks.
Good choice on the Silver Arrow, and it looks great! I have the Megahalem with a push/pull setup and I'm very happy with it; I've been able to hit 5.0 with it on a 2600K. I'd like to try the SA and D-14 in my setup to see how big of a difference, if any, there would be. The cost to do that is too much and I can't see the other two providing me a better solution.

~Altstadt
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