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post #1 of 7
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Hi guys,

Im really new to overclocking. But i have 1 easy question.
I have an I7 950 but can i oc it to 4.0 hz?
And would this cooler be good enough to keep the temp down?
http://www.spirecoolers.com/main/pro....asp?ProdID=21
My power supply is 580 wats.

greetings
post #2 of 7
That thing is too expensive. Coolermaster Hyper212 costs less and performs better. You can mount 2 fans on it.

You need a push-pull able cooler like Hyper212 if you want to be safe with that cpu at 4Ghz.
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What's your price range and are we talking about the US?
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I have a budget of 250 euro.
And im from belgium.
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I have a budget of 250 euro.
And im from belgium.
250 euro just for the cooler? WOW.

I'd tell you to get water cooling then.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
250 euro just for the cooler? WOW.

I'd tell you to get water cooling then.
What he said. Or...

If you don't know how to do it just grab a Thermalright Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14. They're the best air coolers,period. They are massive though, make sure there's enough clearence in your case.
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post #7 of 7
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oh ok,
Thx for the info guys
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