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I have the i7 950 and am looking to overclock for my first time and have been told i need a better cpu fan, any reccommendations on a good yet affordable cpu fan? Thanks!
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Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Plus is a cheap but good quality fan. Noctua D14 is one of the best, but is alot more expensive.
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/agree with above post

What's your budget and what is your Goal for overclock?
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well its my first time, everyone says i can easily get it to 4.0Ghz and i would spend anywhere from like 30-45 bucks i guess
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post #5 of 11
Scythe Yasya is affordable, here anyway:
http://www.directron.com/scys1000.html?gsear=1
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And Titan Fenrir is pretty close, just a dollar above your high-end price:

post #7 of 11
Xigmatek Gaia > Hyper 212+
post #8 of 11
also agree with the hyper 212, its the best in that budget
also for applying thermal paste, there are loads of vids on youtube on how to do it,
or just apply a grain of rice size amount on top of cpu and push down cooler and lock into place
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Originally Posted by j.col View Post
also agree with the hyper 212, its the best in that budget
also for applying thermal paste, there are loads of vids on youtube on how to do it,
or just apply a grain of rice size amount on top of cpu and push down cooler and lock into place
It's a reasonably wide budget, and Hyper 212+ is at the low end of it. It is undoubtedly the most commonly suggested one in that range though.

Thermal paste...there are few exceptions that have their own method, but the aforementioned Youtube vids cover the vast majority.
post #10 of 11
30-40 dollars is iffy... i have an i7 860, and i use a CM Hyper 212+, i got it to 4 GHz, but on a load i hit around 99.c 98.c , so i would suggest investing a little more and getting a Scyth Mugan 2, or if you still insist on 40 dollars the Hyper 212+ is great, just lower the voltage a tad more, because with me i put up some pretty failsafe voltages and have never tried dropping it,

also pick some GOOD thermal paste, the one with the 212+ is good enough, but with the mugan 2, grab some OCz Freeze, or Arctic Silver
    
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