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    Default cpu cooler

    As the title says, I want to get a decent cpu cooler for overclocking

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    any suggestions on a good cooler?

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    I'm personally a big fan of my CPU cooler, the NZXT Havik 140, but there are many good ones out there.

    When I build my system last summer I first wanted to get the Corsair H80 AIO cooler, but after checking reviews and tests around the web I found out that the Havik performed better and more silent at the same price (back then), so I went with that. Its a huge monster though, so if you decide to go for it, make sure it fits your case and doesn't block any onboard features you'll want to use.

    I've had my CPU up to 4.2 GHz with CPU never going above 51 degrees in any game I've played
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    Looks good but after measuring I've found nothing over 150mm high is going to fit. That bad girl is 166mm

    Maybe a full tower is in order as I've noticed allot of coolers around the 155-160 mark

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    they also brought out the little brother/sister to it with 120mm fans instead .. but don't know how it performs in comparison (same name, just with 120 instead of 140).

    CPU cooler and PSU are the 2 hardest parts to chose when building a PC in my book. What I did was to pick the most recent review on cpu coolers and then check out the comparison charts to others, that's a good place to start and get a feel for what's around.

    But I'm sure Wazza or one of the other smart people around these forums will see this thread soon and chime in with some input :)
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    Default Re: cpu cooler

    The plan has changed for the moment. Impulse buying got the better of me so I now own a new case when it arrives
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    Default Re: cpu cooler

    Are you sure that it's big enough?
    Looks good! ENJOY!!
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    Default Re: cpu cooler

    It is pretty much the same size as my Thermaltakeusa**Chassis**Xaser VI Series**Xaser VI**Xaser VI : Xaser VI VG4000BNS so it wont look to odd next to it

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