Originally Posted by patentman
Those heatsinks are so expensive that it does not worth getting one.
With that money you can sell your 775 system and buy a new one.
Simple as that.
Take a ZALMAN CNPS10X OPTIMA (but I think you said you have a decent heatsink by now) and if you had followed my suggestions you should already had achieved 3.6Ghz and started trying for more, instead of searching for a heatsink.
1. These heatsinks may be expensive but they are the best in the market and recommended for extreme OC. In addition, the same heatsinks maybe re-used when the OP sells his S775 system and buys an LGA 2011 or 1155 or 1150 system. So, we are not talking about wasted money here, but rather, an investment.
For instance, I myself I am using a 2012 heatsink & fan with my brand new Haswell system, in fact the very same heatsink & fan I used to cool my 775 system, namely Thermaltake Frio OCK.
2. A Noctua NH-D14 costs 76 euro. I really can't see how 76 euro is a lot of money. Even If you make just 800 euro per month, 76 euro is a bit less than 1/10th your monthly salary, and a bit less than 1/120th your yearly salary.
In fact, I spend double and triple that much money on Friday night every week when I go out. 76 euro is the equivalent of three packs of cigarettes and a couple of bottles of whiskey in some night club.
However, I can see how 76 euro might be considered a lot of money for someone who is unemployed. So, while 76 euro maybe a lot of money for unemployed people such as Patentman, it isn't for the rest of us who work for a living.
patentman makes a good point. As "great" as 775 is, its becoming harder to justify expensive upgrades for it these days with better and better tech coming out all the time.
Funny then how Patentman doesn't follow his own point and upgrade his S775 systems to newer tech, don't you think?