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Big Air: 14 LGA 2011-Compatible Coolers For Core i7-3000, Reviewed

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Do Intel’s Core i7-3000-series CPUs really need closed-loop liquid cooling? Today we're testing fourteen different LGA 2011-compatible air coolers on an overclocked Core i7-3960X in order to determine whose is the most effective.

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Great article, now you know! thumb.gif
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I'm not quite sure, but I think I have seen this review linked in here some weeks ago. That is unless I managed to stumble upon it on my own for some reason.

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I'm not quite sure, but I think I have seen this review linked in here some weeks ago. That is unless I managed to stumble upon it on my own for some reason.
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I remember this awhile also.
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I didn't realize it was dated February 16, thought it was march, my bad..
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Does that seem like a lot of voltage for 4.6GHz?

Edit: sorry for going off topic.
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NH-D14

Teasing us with no-surprises in the air cooling section since 2009.
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That chart seems fishy. A Zalman CNPS12X performing similar to a D14?
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When are we going to get aftermarket vapor chambers? It would be nice to see one integrated into the D14.
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Benchmark Configuration
Prime95 v25.8 - 64-bit executable, Small FFT's, 8-threads
RealTemp 3.00 - Highest core reading at full CPU load (60 minutes) / Highest core reading at 30 minutes idle

Man I hope they weren't using the above software versions because they're incredibly out of date in regards to the hardware they used.
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