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What are the best coolers to OC an e8400

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I was just looking for a few of the best coolers or the best cooler you can get for the e8400. I would like to overclock it as much as possible. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Hairston


*I did try the search tab but it said there was a problem so I went ahead and posted this. Im sure someone has already asked this 1000 times lol.
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OCZ Vendetta 2 is the best cooler on the market. A lapped IFX-14 or TRUE might be better though.
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I've owned 3 TRUE's (and lapped two of them).

I just sold one as the TRUE will not fit in my new case. The thermalright SI-128 SE which I picked up is seriously impressive. Not only is it within a couple of degrees of my TRUE, but the down directed fan cools the area around the cpu and towards the ram.

Also its much easier to install on an nivdia motherboard.
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post #7 of 9
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I've owned 3 TRUE's (and lapped two of them).

I just sold one as the TRUE will not fit in my new case. The thermalright SI-128 SE which I picked up is seriously impressive. Not only is it within a couple of degrees of my TRUE, but the down directed fan cools the area around the cpu and towards the ram.

Also its much easier to install on an nivdia motherboard.
I have heard that the TRUE will not mount properly on an evga board due to the backplate. Is this true??? Anyone??

Hairston
post #8 of 9
No it is not true. Mine mounts fine.

post #9 of 9
E8400s don't need a lot of cooling due to its 45nm tech. Therefore, you don't need a TRUE. Get a good 30USD cooler like the Xigmatek S1283, OCZ Vendetta 2, Arctic Cooler 7 Pro, or anything else like that.
    
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