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What would you say is the best Best Sandy Bridge air cooler for overclocking? Price is not a concern.

Edit: frostytech says the best is Spire Thermax Eclipse II. Would you agree?
Edited by ennogs - 1/5/11 at 4:35pm
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go cheap and grab the hyper 212+
    
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I wouldn't be suprised if the stock K processor coolers were about equal to the 212
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
I wouldn't be suprised if the stock K processor coolers were about equal to the 212
They are not shipping the one like the ES chips. Look at box size. Looks the same as the first gen processors.

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So the 212 will fit Sandy Bridge (or is it the 212+)?
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212+..and yes it will fit..LGA1155 has the same mounting system as LGA1156.
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post #7 of 12
What's your budget? There are plenty better coolers than the 212+. OTOH, I personally do not look at what Frosty Tech does. I have no confidence in their results.
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post #8 of 12
I already have a 212+ (that I got for $10) and was just curious (and saw a video about an hour ago that 1155 and 1156 are the same mount).
Not sure if I will be going SB, but wanting to know just in case.
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post #9 of 12
cooler itself should be the same as mentioned in the vid. i would just go for best performing cooler.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...an-2011-a.html
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kick View Post
go cheap and grab the hyper 212+
Why go cheap if price is not a concern?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ennogs View Post
What would you say is the best Best Sandy Bridge air cooler for overclocking? Price is not a concern.

Edit: frostytech says the best is Spire Thermax Eclipse II. Would you agree?

Don't know about the Spire Thermax Eclipse II

I have an H50, and I LOVE it Installed a Cooler Master V6GT in a mate's PC, and it really kicks the **** out of it

You can get a Scythe Mugen 2 or a Silver Arrow The Noctua NH-D14 is a massive, but probably the best air-cooler out there
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