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    Question Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    Hi All. I'm doing the research on my next system im planing on building in the near future, and I want to know what would make a very good quality, reasonably quiet cooler. I hear a lot about The Thermalright 120 Extreme. Does it come with the fan?? Anyway yeah I think AIR is still what Im going to go with for now so yeah, give me some options people. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    i have the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 on mine, its cool
    also i recently upgraded the HSF on my Opterons to OCZ Gladiator Max, which will work on Core i7

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    Default Re: Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    The best cooler for core i7 is Prolimatech Megahalems.He beats even TR true copper.
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    Default Re: Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    Way to revieve a long forgotten thread. I ended up just getting a Q2Q setup for now. I went with the Noctua NH-U12P and its a really good. The Fan on it is fantastic and quiet Im going to buy some more fans to put in my cases because they are nearly silent. The Prolimatech one looks very nice, the symbol on the top of it looks like something off transformers. lol
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    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
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    Default Re: Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    got the noctuna

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    Default Re: Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    TRUE 1366 RT with push pull scythe kaze's or other huge CFM fans will do you very well, easy to install except the base seems lose, i added some high temp electrical tape to the top of the base where the crossbar sits, just a little goes a long ways to making it very stable.
    I pull 39 idle 70 load around 4k GHz.
    Just my 2 cents, it works well. I prefer the OCZ Vendetta II on socket 775 but they dont have one for 1366 yet i dont think. or they didnt

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    Default Re: Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    I think most good air coolers in push pull with good fans are very very close. I am switching to water this week, just waiting on gtx block. I think air is just not very good if you want to overclock past 4000

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    Im using the Noctua with load temps of around 75 at 3.78ghz and about 1.34vcore. i know kinda high, i have a front 120mm scythe kaze jyuni which moves 110cfm, a side fan which is the same sycthe, and a bottom 140mm that moves 90cfm. exhaust is a stock rear CM120mm moves between 35-50 i believe and 2 top 120mm apevias that move 55cfm a piece. I just rerouted all my cables to go behind the mobo. It's nearly 100% clear now. Temps dropped maybe 3 degrees from the cables being rerouted, anybody think i need more exhaust CFM to balance it out?? like maybe swap one of the Scythes from the front or side and put it in the top or rear? any ideas?

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    Default Re: Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    im using Megahalems + Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F
    i7 920 D0 clocked @ 4.016 1.272 vcore
    Full load under Intelburntest 4g , 16 threads 30 min 69c-74c (idle 34c-41c ish)
    Last edited by dplxy; 08-07-2009 at 04:07 PM.

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    Default Re: Whats the Best Core I7 Cooler?

    For me the TRUE, Megahalem or IFX-14...all excellent!
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