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post #1 of 11
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Hello,
I have an i7-870 with a fairly average Arctic cooling freezer 7 rev.2. I'm not sure what stable overclock i can achieve, but i had a go at increasing the core speed to 3.9ghz and the core temp went high (70-80) degrees. At the moment it is at 3.2ghz and cores are around 40 at idle and high 40s to 50s when i'm running my stuff. So i need advice on a new cpu cooler around 70-100 dollars and maybe some more case fans. Any advice would be great.

Thanks
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post #2 of 11
Well, you don't need to spend that much on a cpu cooler.

Why not get a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ or even a Scythe Mugen 2? Far more effective than the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 and they don't break the bank.

Though if you were to spend that much you could get a Prolimatech Megahalem (best cooler I've worked with to date) or the Thermalright Silver Arrow.

What case fans do you currently have?
Edited by Siegfried262 - 1/28/11 at 6:19pm
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
just the stock ones that came with my case
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
remember i'm Australian our currency is different
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post #5 of 11
$100 AUD is about $128 NZD so you should be able to get a Thermalright Venomous X or a Prolimatech Megahalem and slap on a fan or two.
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post #6 of 11
Could you link us to wherever you might be ordering from?
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post #7 of 11
Those are local prices here in New Zealand so prices will be different there. I've found everything is more expensive here compared to the states so I bet prices on newegg etc. should be cheaper.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
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post #8 of 11
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Box on my table
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i7-870 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Gigabyte GTX 570 oc Kingston Hyper x 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 64-bit windows 7 LG Flatron 23" LED, hdmi 850w XFX core edition 
Case
CM 690 ii advanced 
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Box on my table
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-870 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Gigabyte GTX 570 oc Kingston Hyper x 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 64-bit windows 7 LG Flatron 23" LED, hdmi 850w XFX core edition 
Case
CM 690 ii advanced 
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post #9 of 11
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212+
http://ijk.com.au/branch/ijk/product...51c27136657d31

Case Fans: Bottom intake and bottom side intake.
http://ijk.com.au/branch/ijk/product...51c27136657d31

Which will bring in additional fresh air for your case. Certainly helped my temperatures back when I had the CM 690 II.
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Intel i5-3450 AsRock H77M Gigabyte GTX780 2x8gb DDR3 Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3450 AsRock H77M Gigabyte GTX780 2x8gb DDR3 Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
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post #10 of 11
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thanks considering it
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i7-870 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Gigabyte GTX 570 oc Kingston Hyper x 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 64-bit windows 7 LG Flatron 23" LED, hdmi 850w XFX core edition 
Case
CM 690 ii advanced 
  hide details  
Reply
Box on my table
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-870 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Gigabyte GTX 570 oc Kingston Hyper x 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 64-bit windows 7 LG Flatron 23" LED, hdmi 850w XFX core edition 
Case
CM 690 ii advanced 
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