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Hello,
I was thinking of upgrading to i7 2600K but I was thinking I could just clock my CPU I have now and get it to 4Ghz and wouldn't need to buy a new motherboard, cpu...

Do you think i should get the H80 for my CPU I have now (i7 920) and overclock that and maybe update my video card. that would save me alot of money going that way. (I think)

Any suggesting on what you think would work out best?
Thanks
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By the way, I did clock my cpu to 3.5Ghz but I had to unclock it do to the fact i was running stock cpu fan... was getting 76c on load.
Edited by six3onei - 10/12/11 at 7:28pm
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if your spending the money on an h80, i would go ahead and get an h100 instead(assuming your cse can take it)
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No my case wouldn't. Doesnt have dual fan slots in the back
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920 to sandy bridge isnt a upgrade
here is a guide to oc to 4.0ghz
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html
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post #6 of 38
Air cooling would be better than that. Go for a Noctua NH-D14 or a Thermalright Silver Arrow.
post #7 of 38
Any of the top air coolers (ThermalRight Silver Arrow, Noctua NH-D14) will cool your 920 fine unless you're pushing past around 1.4vcore. My i7 920 was at 3.6GHz @ 1.32500v and load temp never went past around 72 degrees with OCCT. This was with a ThermalRight Venomous X with Gelid Wing 12 PL push/pull.
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if you are wanting to go to 4.0... you will need 1.4 vcore my old 920 did. the case looks like it has 2 fan spots up top... im not anexpert on this case either though. the nh-d14 is a great choice for air coolers but the h100 will outperform it. google it and youll see several benches that correlate this info
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if you are wanting to go to 4.0... you will need 1.4 vcore my old 920 did. the case looks like it has 2 fan spots up top... im not anexpert on this case either though. the nh-d14 is a great choice for air coolers but the h100 will outperform it. google it and youll see several benches that correlate this info
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920 to sandy bridge isnt a upgrade
here is a guide to oc to 4.0ghz
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html
Thanks Ill try that. but what cooling could I get to keep me right good at 4Ghz?
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