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I've been looking to upgrade my CPU cooler, and currently the Zalman CNPS10X Extreme looks like my best bets.

Anyone have any further advice, experience, or temperatures for what I can expect as far as pushing my OC past 3.4 ghz?
 
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post #2 of 46
H50 is more than capable if you do not like the big heatsinks.
While folding my temps stay below 70c, which to me is perfect.
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I'm used to having 80 degrees with my current heatsink... which is also the size of a small structure. I don't mind having a large heatsink if it is going to perform well (which mine currently, and has never, does not).

Also, why do you recommend the H50 over the H70 or even the Zalman?
 
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If your budget is really $90 for a cooler just get a Noctua D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow. Both of those will blow this one away.
    
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my_Zalmancnps9900_never_touched_80c_@4ghz_duringIB T/linx/occt
stockspeed_the_idletemp...around20-25c
post #6 of 46
i'd go with the thermalright silver arrow

it beats out the nh-d14 by a bit

also, the stock fans that come with the silver arrow are awesome

either that, or step up into WC'ing with a $130 rasa 240rad kit, you should see maybe 8~10c better than a silver arrow, but then again, the antec 900 aint the best case for WC'ing
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Mugen II

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post #8 of 46
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Originally Posted by stu. View Post
Also, why do you recommend the H50 over the H70 or even the Zalman?
Cause I was speaking of personal experience, the h70 is better in performance as you can tell just by the rad size.
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Folding I get no more than 50-55C on my Q6600 if that.
 
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