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Best cooler for SB i5/i7????

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I want something thats going to let me atleast overclock to 4.8ghz... preferably 5ghz if possible... Water cooling kits are ok, maybe a h80 or h100?

Thanks
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_-HOT.html
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H100 water, or air cooling go for prolimatech megahalems. The megas might be old (2008) but they still pack one hell of a punch and are consistantly rated as one of the top air coolers.
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The best you say? For air: Silver Arrow, NH-D14, and that unit I just can't remember the name of doh.gif

closed WC: H100

WC: RS/RX 240/360

Edit: I remember it. It's the Phanteks PH-TC14PE
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Im scared of installing the tubing... don't want it to leak frown.gif
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Tbh Russ if money is no object go for the H100...if money is tighter go for noctua d14 or megahalem. The temp difference will be less than 5C between all 3
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6;15281749 
The best you say? For air: Silver Arrow, NH-D14, and that unit I just can't remember the name of doh.gif

closed WC: H100

WC: RS/RX 240/360

Edit: I remember it. It's the Phanteks PH-TC14PE


I'd say go for the RX240 smile.gif

Watercooling is pretty straight forward, there are plenty of guides that make it a whole lot easier. See: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/226970-updated-water-cooling-essential-threads.html

Have a look at the submission in the Stable club and you'll see what most are running at those clocks and you can see the temps that each cooler is getting, whether it be the best air cooler vs the best watercooling etc you can get an idea what you want to go for. Link is in my sig, scroll to the top of the spreadsheet and select by overclock smile.gif

Hope that helps bud thumb.gif
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i decided to get the h100... thanks guys! what kind of temps should I be hoping for? Thermal limit is 80c for i5 SB?
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i decided to get the h100... thanks guys! what kind of temps should I be hoping for? Thermal limit is 80c for i5 SB?

Depends on how your chip overclocks, like I said check out the stable club.

Upto 85c in stres stesting is fine IMHO, it'll start throttling around 95 and thermal shutdown is 98c I believe. smile.gif
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