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for my build i was going to put a custom watercooling kit on my new build but the hardware has costed me more than i thought it would so i am going to have to go with a aircooler that i can OC with. i am going to try to get the Cpu which is the new i7 940 all the way too 4.2. is there any aircooler out there that can cool that?
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post #2 of 38
You can try the TRUE, thats the best air cooler you can get to date.
    
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post #3 of 38
I would say the xigmatek 1283 could do an acceptable job, but if you've got an 17 i'm sure you can afford better.
post #4 of 38
Don't get a Xigmatek when the TRUE offers brackets for the I7 processors.
TRUE all the way
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post #6 of 38
I'll say the TRUE again - just get a good fan (preferably 120*38mm)
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post #7 of 38
I think I've seen a couple threads like this before.


Anyway, I'll still recomend a true

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post #8 of 38
True.
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post #9 of 38
copper TRUE with dual delta 180 cfm fans, on that double holder from the RT 1366
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post #10 of 38
I say go different. Go with a Thermalright IFX-14.
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