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Best heatsink? (Better than Frio)

post #1 of 17
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I have been wanting to overclock my i7-930 to 4.2GHz, but haven't yet, as with my heatsink (Thermaltake Frio), my temps are 70C idle and 90C at full load. As of right now, with a very slight overclock (200MHz, was done only as a necessity to drive the RAM), my load temp is about 60C.

I have a friend who just bought a Corsair A70 and says it's the best thing ever; however, after doing some research, the Frio should be better..

I'm not sure why my temps are so high, but regardless I need a better heatsink. The computer is at 100% load usage 24/7, so the OC needs to be solid. I'd prefer my temps to be no higher than 65C @ 4.2, under load.

I also looked at the Zalman CNPS12X, which looks pretty good.

What would be the best heatsink out there for my socket (1366)? As far as price is concerned, I'd prefer no more than $100, but depending on how good it is, that could be flexible. The important thing is that I can maintain the 4.2GHz 24/7 with good temps.

Side Note: My mobo is the ASUS Rampage III Extreme & my RAM is G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL) 24GB DDR3 1600. Every RAM slot is used, so there needs to be enough clearance between the RAM and the heatsink.

Thanks!
post #2 of 17
Corsair h100 or nh d14 OR TR Silver Arrow

P.S: corsair a70 is 3°C hotter than V6 GT which is the same performance level of frio
Edited by PontiacGTX - 2/23/12 at 1:29pm
post #3 of 17
What is your voltage??
I have a Frio too, I never hit that high when I was running 4.2.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by TLCH723 View Post

What is your voltage??
I have a Frio too, I never hit that high when I was running 4.2.

It's been awhile since I had it at that speed, but I think it was at 1.50 (I'd have to reboot to verify..). I know it was very close to the specified max voltage on the datasheet. I found a screenshot I had taken before of CPUz, and it shows my core voltage at 1.363.
post #5 of 17
I just notice that you have 6x4GB RAM.
Since you are using all six channel, you gonna have a higher voltage than using three channel.
If you dont need 24GB, then it would be easier to cool.
I will suggest water cooling.
The D-14 and Silver Arrow will probably give you five to ten degrees cooler, but I doubt it will cool it to 65 degree.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by TLCH723 View Post

I just notice that you have 6x4GB RAM.
Since you are using all six channel, you gonna have a higher voltage than using three channel.
If you dont need 24GB, then it would be easier to cool.
I will suggest water cooling.
The D-14 and Silver Arrow will probably give you five to ten degrees cooler, but I doubt it will cool it to 65 degree.

Unfortunately, not only do I use all 24GB of RAM, but I have the problem that it isn't even enough...

That's what I was afraid of. I've thought about water cooling, but if I go there, things start to get expensive fast. If I can avoid it, I'd really like to stick to air for now; however, if anyone has some good cost effective solutions, I'm all ears.

I've heard good stuff about the D14 and was just looking into the Silver Arrow. Hmm.. a 10C difference wouldn't be that helpful. That'd only bring things down to ~80C :/
post #7 of 17
only corsair h100 is cooler than NH D14 on extreme OC
post #8 of 17
If you get the Corsair H100, I think you are cover if it spills onto MB and other stuffs.
But DONT quote me on this.

Or you can get 3x8GB RAM to lower the vcore.
But 24GB of RAM and you still dont have enough, you should think about upgrading to SB-E.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by TLCH723 View Post

If you get the Corsair H100, I think you are cover if it spills onto MB and other stuffs.
But DONT quote me on this.
Or you can get 3x8GB RAM to lower the vcore.
But 24GB of RAM and you still dont have enough, you should think about upgrading to SB-E.

Corsair H100 is a sealed liquid cooling! in some few cases it happens maybe 3%
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

Corsair H100 is a sealed liquid cooling! in some few cases it happens maybe 3%

Yeah I know.
I thought his concern was spillage.
But it was actually the money.

I need to get better glasses.
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