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Windows 7: Core I7- best available cooler


16 Jul 2011   #1

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Core I7- best available cooler

hi,
before you even think this is the usual, what should i buy? its not.
My i7960 has been lapped to a near mirror finish, and im running a closed loop water cooling system.
i have tried multiple coolers, at this time can only name the cooler master v8 and v10.
i am looking at the Noctua nH-d14 combined with indigo extreme thermal 'pads'.
water cooling is out of the question, overkill and too much money.

what are your opinions?

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16 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

are you going to overclock it? If not, stock cooler is fine.
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16 Jul 2011   #3

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In my opinion, if the NH-D14 dosen't cool it, you're going to have to use water. Plus the cooler comes with excellent paste. Just make sure your case will hold it.
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