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I know you don't have it listed but check out the cooler master v8 cooler. It would work really well with that CPU and be good to overclock with
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hello guys...

my core i7 860 is still on its default speed, because I didn't buy him an after-market cooler yet, and now I am thinking of this, so I would like to take your opinion in this, since I am not that expert in the air-cooling field, but unfortunately, I am rather limited to the titles coming down, so even you prefer better ones that are not included in the list bellow, I wont be able to buy it, because the items I will mention below are the only ones I can get, because the stores which sell them are the local ones I deal with, so please just concentrate on them only, and here is the list, and the stores claim that all of them go with LGA 1156 CPUs with an additional (extension) or whatnot :

1- THERMALTAKE CL-P0523 V14AX (900 Syrian Pound).

2- THERMALTAKE CL-P0488 SI8 (975 S.P).

3- Orc (2900 S.P).

4- Phantom (2400 S.P).

so please indicate me to the best one out of those, and for sure, I would prefer to go to the first and second one because they are waaaay cheaper than the third and the fourth ones...

but anyway, tell me please which one is the best, and if you vote for the third or the fourth one, then please let me know how different they are from the first and second ones ?? and how much of difference would be between them on the overall impact ?? and can you imagine how much of OC every one is capable of ??


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Well this is quite interesting. The first cooler, the Thermaltake V14AX seems to do fairly well on Intels. I found this review of the CM 212 and they compare it to the V14AX on the last page. It seems as though the V14AX did very well, even beating out the 212 with the fan set to high on the V14AX.
In this review, it beat out a scythe Katana 3. However, that is on high fan speed, and from what little I've read, is fairly loud.
Years ago I bought the copper version of this heatsink for my AMD rig. Because of the V1's piss poor AMD retension system, it actually did worse than my stock AMD cooler, however, the Intel mounting solution looks a lot better and will be able to apply adequate pressure.

Other than that, the second Tt cooler is just too small and wont dissipate heat very well. It's like a cheap Big Typhoon.

The ORC just does not perform well so there is absolutely no justification for it to cost so much. Personally, I think it's kind of ugly too.

The phantom looks to be promising also. Someone on OCN made a thread about it. Take a look at this post and you'll see that with it's fan set to max, it only lags behind a Noctua DH14 by 5C. Very respectable IMO.

SO basically your two options are the Thermaltake V1 or the AMA Phantom. According to reviews, they both did well. \\
I personally can't recommend the V14AX because of my personal experience with the V1 cooler. But if you go by reviews, it seems as though both are fairly decent coolers.
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oh yes my fault sorry, i just checked the links he posted and it seems that these models are the only one available to purchase. pretty bad but thats how it is

i would recommend the Phantom then, due to the the conception of the design and the heatpipes
Edited by justanewguy - 10/31/11 at 6:20am
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Oh FOR SURE there are better options for cheaper, but he's stated that the 4 he has listed are the ONLY options available to him.

I know its hard to believe, but the technology market in some parts of the world is downright abysmal, with e-commerce being a cost-prohibitive option, when its even an option to begin with.
that's it... yes, there are so much little options when it comes for after-market CPU or GPU cooler,s people here tried to rely on the stock cooler that comes with either the CPU or the GPU, and this is why IT companies here rarely pay attention to such peripherals, though I admit that Syria today is waaaay better than yesterday, that there are much of advanced CPUs (for examples) like all the most recent Core i series and the same goes for the AMD line, the same thing applies to the GPUs and all other stuff...


things the stores here lack of are peripherals like after-market CPU coolers, and let's say SSDs, so for SSDs, there is an only store that got a one so far (or there are much more but I am not aware of their websites, or they don't have websites at all).

now.. let's back to the topic.
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Well this is quite interesting. The first cooler, the Thermaltake V14AX seems to do fairly well on Intels. I found this review of the CM 212 and they compare it to the V14AX on the last page. It seems as though the V14AX did very well, even beating out the 212 with the fan set to high on the V14AX.
In this review, it beat out a scythe Katana 3. However, that is on high fan speed, and from what little I've read, is fairly loud.
Years ago I bought the copper version of this heatsink for my AMD rig. Because of the V1's piss poor AMD retension system, it actually did worse than my stock AMD cooler, however, the Intel mounting solution looks a lot better and will be able to apply adequate pressure.

Other than that, the second Tt cooler is just too small and wont dissipate heat very well. It's like a cheap Big Typhoon.

The ORC just does not perform well so there is absolutely no justification for it to cost so much. Personally, I think it's kind of ugly too.

The phantom looks to be promising also. Someone on OCN made a thread about it. Take a look at this post and you'll see that with it's fan set to max, it only lags behind a Noctua DH14 by 5C. Very respectable IMO.

SO basically your two options are the Thermaltake V1 or the AMA Phantom. According to reviews, they both did well. \\
I personally can't recommend the V14AX because of my personal experience with the V1 cooler. But if you go by reviews, it seems as though both are fairly decent coolers.

wooow... such an awesome explanation, thanks really..

but now I am almost lost about the first two ones, that some say the 1st one is better and some like you said the 2nd is better...

but it seems like the Phantom has got all the votes, but as you said... it's waaaay expensive than what it deserves I think.
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you will only get small overclock with those coolers. i have a friend with i7 870 overclocked to 3.6GHz. and his load temps hits 80*C IBT load and 75*C Prime95 load. and thats with water cooling Corsair H60.

edit: if you really dont have any other options. just like the others said, the Phantom looks good. maybe you can overclock with it to 3.4GHz
Edited by croy - 10/31/11 at 6:42am
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you will only get small overclock with those coolers. i have a friend with i7 870 overclocked to 3.6GHz. and his load temps hits 80*C IBT load and 75*C Prime95 load. and thats with water cooling Corsair H60.

edit: if you really dont have any other options. just like the others said, the Phantom looks good. maybe you can overclock with it to 3.4GHz
Your friend is doing it wrong, w/ my old 870 I had that @ 4.0ghz 1.35v, and w/ my h50 it would only hit 68-70C IBT, and 65C Prime95, and that was back in July. Unless is he pumping way more volts into his for the 3.6ghz OC, I would think he temps should definitively be lower.

OP, phantom does seem to be the best looking option available, if those are truly your only 4 choices.
Edited by anubis1127 - 10/31/11 at 6:55am
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what the size of you case?
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thank you guys for your effort, I will either settle for the second Tt one if I can't afford the Phantom one.


best regards to all ...
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Your friend is doing it wrong, w/ my old 870 I had that @ 4.0ghz 1.35v, and w/ my h50 it would only hit 68-70C IBT, and 65C Prime95, and that was back in July. Unless is he pumping way more volts into his for the 3.6ghz OC, I would think he temps should definitively be lower.

OP, phantom does seem to be the best looking option available, if those are truly your only 4 choices.
maybe you have good ambient temps. we live in a warm country.

and his i7 870 was and still at 1.30V only. i dont know if he installed the H60 correctly or applied the tim properly. but he said he had leaks on his H60. maybe that affected the cooling performance?
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