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yeah tuniq tower or scythe infiniti or scythe ninja
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Okay, Syrillian...
Next dumb newb question: you "lapped" your heatsink?
Maybe I'm not searching well enough, but I didn't find anything to tell me what 'lapping' is, how you do it, etc.
Some help there?
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Basically it is sanding your heatsink base or CPU IHS to make it flat and smooth. You use very fine grit papers to get a mirror finish on the surface and get it perfectly flat! I will find my unofficial guide real quick.
EDIT: Here we are!
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I used 220, 600, 1000, 2000 grit papers, brasso metal polish and regular toothpaste, not the stuff with the gritty dealies in it. You should be fine with 400 instead of 600. Sand with each type of paper for about 2-5 minutes until you think it looks even. I used water on the sandpaper, but that is optional. After the sandpaper I put the toothpaste on a cloth and rubbed it with a decent amount of force for 10 minutes. After I was done with the paste I switched over to another, softer, cloth and put the polish on it and rubbed for about 10 minutes. The cloth will get dark over time. Finally use a new cloth and alcohol to clean it up and you're done.
This all takes place with the paper taped to a piece of glass to make sure it's flat. Search for guides, they aren't hard to find.
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Okay, Syrillian...
Next dumb newb question: you "lapped" your heatsink?
Maybe I'm not searching well enough, but I didn't find anything to tell me what 'lapping' is, how you do it, etc.
Some help there?
Yeah, What RyGuy said. Though I'm doing it this weekend.

I'll be taking pics of the process and keeping a log on the temperatures to see if it helps, as I don't have airconditioning (21:30hrs @ 28C ambient). Imagine it during the middle of a summer day.

Next summer, water-cooling!
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Lastly, now that It's pretty well set in my head, you all have referred to some pretty awesome sounding non-stock heatsinks.

Problem is, my two main sources of retail online for well, anything, are NewEgg and ZipZoomFly...
Neither of which stock a Tuniq or Noctua HSF.

Can anyone provide links to these or links to some other websites I should consider as resources for my purchases?
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Lastly, now that It's pretty well set in my head, you all have referred to some pretty awesome sounding non-stock heatsinks.

Problem is, my two main sources of retail online for well, anything, are NewEgg and ZipZoomFly...
Neither of which stock a Tuniq or Noctua HSF.

Can anyone provide links to these or links to some other websites I should consider as resources for my purchases?
I got the Noctua 120 here:

http://www.xoxide.com/noctua-nh-u12-cooler.html

In hindsight I think that I would have prefered the Tuniq, but they seem to be difficult to acquire. If you can hold out a few days, I will have some documention and results posted.
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If you can hold out a few days, I will have some documention and results posted.
I've got all the time in the world for helpful advice.
I'm in no hurry to OC my system. As my title says "Overclocker in Training". I'm studying up like crazy before I'm going to spend hours going back and forth from the bios to booting tweaking my OC just right.


And besides, heatsinks are important. Not a decision to be rushed, I shouldn't think.
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I've got all the time in the world for helpful advice.
I'm in no hurry to OC my system. As my title says "Overclocker in Training". I'm studying up like crazy before I'm going to spend hours going back and forth from the bios to booting tweaking my OC just right.


And besides, heatsinks are important. Not a decision to be rushed, I shouldn't think.
Indeed you are wise... here is a link to my lapping experience:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...-case-mod.html

This heatsink is large (as are all tower coolers). If you can try to get the Infinity or the Tuniq, they are marginally better (according to reviews that I have read) than the Noctua. Make sure that you have adequate space in your case for this kind if beast.

It's refreshing to hear from someone that recognizes the tedium involved with OC'ing and is willing to fo the research. Kudos to you!

NOTE: Lapping voids the warranty on processors

Keep a log of your progress and post it!
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I would also consider whether you plan to take the rig to lanparties or not. The weight of the cooler becomes much more important if that's the case. You don't want to carry a case around with a nearly 2lbs cooler hanging on the mobo.
    
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