Originally Posted by AmBiGuOuS
Hey guys, I'm new to all this and just finish building my new PC. I'm currently running the stock intel cpu fan on my i7 920 and wanted to chance it out. So I wanted some opinion from you guys since everyone here seems to know a lot more than me.
I'm running: CM Storm Scout, i7 920, Evga X58 3X SLI, 6x2GB Patriot Viper 1600mhz
Should I remove the Top fan mounted on the Scout Case and put in the CM V8
Should I keep the Top fan mounted on the Scout Case and try put in the Xigmatek Dark Knight
Which would be better if I'm planning on Overclocking the i7 920??? If anyone have any other HSF to suggest instead, Please Do!!! Sorry for ALL the Noob questions...Thanks in Advance Guys!!!
Ok, I have to object to saying the Scythe will fit. What most people who post on this board don't take into account is the way an i-7 motherboard is set up. I have 2 Evga boards and I just tried installing a CM Hyper 212 and it's dimensions are pretty close to the Scythe. Look it up if you need to but I could not run either the top fan nor put a fan in the top spot on the window.
As for overclocking the i-7 920 it's not hard to do, esp if you have a DO stepping chip, the differences will be how much you can cool it will make a difference in how high you can clock it and the chip itself has it's own limit's on stability. We have a guy on the Digital Storm forums that calls his chip the Drunken Monkey because they were able to clock it to 4.7Ghz on air cooling alone.
The other thing you absolutely must pay attention to is that cooler that takes the heat off the Voltage regulator. I had the most problems with that, not with the processor. I had to send my system back to DS to get it changed and they still have it. My processor was clocked to 4.0Ghz and it ran like crazy with pretty cool temps on water cooling but the Vreg was up to 109C at times and Evga said that is not acceptable. DS argued with me that this wasn't possible but now they are paying for half the upgrades I wan't because they found out it is true that the board couldn't stay cool the way the system was set up.
I gotta go but if you need more info I should be back late afternoon or evening.