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What is the highest OC anyone has got on air cooling?

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I'm buying some new fans and I want to know what the upper limit is so I don't get too worked up and spend too much

so just post the stock/oc'd speed you got on air cooling, thanks
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post #2 of 7
How much is your budget? You could get lots of LED fans, lots of cheap fans, a couple nice fans. You can spend as much money as you are willing to. If its for your processor I would reccommend the Thermal Take Big Typhoon.
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post #3 of 7
well you only have a 250w psu, so it would NOT be a good idea to add any more things that draw power or overclock any further until you get a bigger psu...
your system is already pushing the limits of that psu as it is...
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Well are you talking about the P4 2.8 in your sig or what? And if it is, as stated by our homicidal friend your 250w power supply won't get you far.
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post #5 of 7
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*sigh*

I should have mentioned I'm getting a new 530w psu with my fans and my new case, sorry

but back to my original question, how many mhz was the most anyone got with air cooling?
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post #6 of 7
also...100 CFM fans are about the upper level of performance...air just doesn;t transfer enough heat. After 100 CFM you hit diminishing returns. i would go with a 100 CFM fan and a shroud..for a shroud, take an old fan of the same diameter and cut out the hub. Then put the shell between the HSF and the fan...it eleiminates the deadzone created by the center of the hub....
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post #7 of 7
in that case (pun completely intended), you could probably get a max of 8-10 120mm fans (if your so willing to mod places for them) in your case and power them, and probably oc that proc like a mutha to about 3.8, maybe 4.0 if you wanna take the risk. my advice is to watch your temps CONSTANTLY while overclocking, and alway give your hardware a minute or two to heat up after you adjust the speeds...
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