I am going to buy an i7 920 and will be trying to reach 4 Ghz. What is the best cooler for under $100 that can help me achieve this? I wont be lapping anything, i might only get better fans, bolt thru kit and thermal compound.
I just switched to water cooling so selling mine, with an extra fan holder and mine is lapped. Look for it soon in the "FOR SALE" section here as of tomorrow.
Currently have my Core i7 920 with this TRUE and overclocked to 4.02 Ghz with both Vcore and QPI at 1.35 Volts. Loads never exceed 55 degrees C under load unless stress testing, which may make it break 70 degrees every now and then.
If you're really worried about lapping crazypc.com offers a lapping service for a little added on to the price of the heatsink. I personally have no experience with it but it seems legit. As for me I think I am just going to go with WC for my i7 it is only like $30-$40 more.
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