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Some of you may know i am planning on overclocking my cpu to 3ghz and i am a bit worried about heating. Currently my temps are 28C, 30C max at idle and about 35-40C under when i play games like crysis although i bump up my fan speeds. I have arranged my case fans so my high speed yate loons is an exhaust right behind my cpu fan so it draws out more air and i have another yate loon right above my cpu fan blowing on it. I saw this fan at fry's like this one but not blue http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106123 i also think it had a bigger fan. I want to know which heatsink should i get to keep my temps around what i have now after i overclock? I read that Trues are good and then i saw the CM V8 which i don't think will fit in my case.
 

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What case do you have, your best bet of all these choices is the V8, or if you can get a TRUE, or a Xig.

Or to be different get the ZER0therm Nirvana 120
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lol at first yall were confusing me but then i saw you are suggesting the same 3. I have a CM690 case, i could tell you where exactly the fans are located if that will help. Which of the 3 that you suggested moves the most air? If it moves more than 65CFM that would be nice because my yate loon moves 88CFM when i set it to full speed and strangely it's quieter when i moved it to exhaust. A link would be most appreciated and everyone has been repped.
 

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The V8 in that case will fit in your 690.
 
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i didn't know they made 100cfm fans wouldn't those be loud as hell? How much cooler would my temps be with the V8 heatsink? I also want to be able to control my cpu fan speed i have rivatuner and i can control my fan through that.

I also could use some advice on case fan positioning, i have 1 120mm high speed yate loon on the top of the case as intake, 1 HS yate loon as exhaust right behind my cpu so it cools it better, 2 stock CM fans on the side panel as intakes that came with the case and 1 in the front as intake that also came with the case. So pretty much i have 1 exhaust i think i need to change the top yate loon to exhaust so it draws out more heat from the heatsink.
 

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That Zalman isn't too shabby so I'd doubt you'd see any difference with stock volts and clocks. If its your first time overclocking, get the Xigmatek S1283 and start OC-ing.

that one seems very good, faster than my yate loons lol. I will re-arrange my fans and possibly upgrade my stock CM fans to better ones if i have enough money after i buy a tv. I am mainly looking for a fan to move lots of air nothing flashy because my case is stock.
What is lapping a pressure-mod?
 

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that one seems very good, faster than my yate loons lol. I will re-arrange my fans and possibly upgrade my stock CM fans to better ones if i have enough money after i buy a tv. I am mainly looking for a fan to move lots of air nothing flashy because my case is stock.
What is lapping a pressure-mod?
Then you want a 38mm fan.

Example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835213010

190CFM, 59dBA

Just an example, that fan is absurdly loud.
 

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I use the Tuniq Tower 120, and it is a beast, if properly mounted, you can get temps down in the 25C idle.
yea when i was cutting out the grill for the 80mm fan right behind the mobo i tightened my cpu fan and my temps dropped about 3C at idle. I use thermal grease it seems to be a lot better than paste at keeping out air, it creates a vacuum.
 

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Between proper application and good thermal paste, you could shave a couple degrees off your temps.
IC Diamond Carat Thermal Compound is supposed to be top quality stuff with no curing time.
i think if i apply a little less thermal grease i can get lower temps.
 
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