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Hey guys
tommorow i am getting 3930k and asus rampage iv but the last thing left to buy is a good cpu cooler...
so what do you guys think?which cooler is the best for 3930k?i was thinking about h100 but i googl'd it and there is alot of problem with overheating....
thanks!!
Edited by someonewhy - 1/2/12 at 4:58am
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post #2 of 19
check this thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1180231/best-air-cooler-for-different-price-points-thread
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post #3 of 19
If you're forking out $600 or whatever for a 3930K on top of $400 for a motherboard, I would recommend you take the plunge to full water cooling really...

But if you're set on air, I have had great results from Megahalems - you'll need an LGA mounting kit for it from here, plus a couple of fans, but the cooler itself is awesome IMO.
 
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post #4 of 19
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how about h100?how is it?
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post #5 of 19
Alpenföhn K2 is almost made for the 2011 chips as it has huge base with 8x6mm heatpipes. It loses to D14 and SA by 1-3 degrees depending on the test but that's because it's outermost heatpipes aren't in contact with the chip due to it's base is bigger than the 1155 and 1366 chips. But for 2011 it should fit like a glove.
It's what I'd buy for lga2011 if I were to aircool one anyways biggrin.gif
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wow...so u guys are saying there is no cooler for 2011 chips?i gotta wait for new coolers?cmon..
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by someonewhy View Post

wow...so u guys are saying there is no cooler for 2011 chips?i gotta wait for new coolers?cmon..

what the..? headscratch.gif
We've just given you loads of options?

edit: and yes, H100 works for it too but I think either get a heatsink or a custom loop (like a rasa kit).
post #8 of 19
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because you said the K2 cooler is made for 2011 chips so that means the other coolers are made for p67/other chips only?
?EDIT:there is no extracty coolers for 2011 chips?only for the old ones?
Edited by someonewhy - 1/2/12 at 5:51am
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because you said the K2 cooler is made for 2011 chips so that means the other coolers are made for p67 chips only?

No, I didn't say the K2 cooler is made for 2011 chips, I said that it's "almost made for" by which I ment that its base is better for 2011 than 1155 or 1366 sockets because it's so big. And second, the 2011 and P67 aren't related in any way. P67, H67, H61 and Z68 are all lga1155 chips and x79 is 2011. All the coolers come with mounts for many different sockets like 1155,1366, 775, AM2, AM3 etc.
If you're buying an ASUS ROG board (like RIVE or RIVF), the board comes with X-socket mount which allows you to use lga1366 mount kit if your cooler doesn't come with 2011 kit. But for example, Alpenföhn will send you the 2011 kit for free if you need it.

No coolers made specifically for the lga2011 that I know of, but all the old coolers work fine on it. It's just the screwholes on the motherboard that require different mounts.
Edited by Blizlake - 1/2/12 at 5:55am
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Oh,so it comes with lga1366 mounting kit?thats awesome!...but i always prefer small coolers i dont like them big..like h100 and others
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