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Windows 7: Best CPU cooler for overclocking

27 May 2012   #1
BigTabs

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Best CPU cooler for overclocking

I have a fx-8120 what CPU cooler would people recommend for overclocking


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27 May 2012   #2
linnemeyerhere

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Liquid Helium filled copper tube sealed to the CPU heatsink !
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27 May 2012   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

What's your budget?

Noctua NH-D14, Phanteks ph-tc14pe, Corsair H100, Thermaltake Frio

Here's one of many useful reviews.

It really depends on your budget, how high you want to OC, noise levels etc
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27 May 2012   #4
linnemeyerhere

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+1 on the H100.
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28 May 2012   #5
A Guy

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Alan, I hear it's noisy with stock fans, correct? I know yours is Noc'd up

A Guy
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28 May 2012   #6
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Alan, I hear it's noisy with stock fans, correct? I know yours is Noc'd up

A Guy
Yes, don't ever use the corsair fans that come with the H80/100, I tried to run them at 100% speed and I tought my building was getting hit by a jet plane, they was ok at low and medium I guess, but I would still get a different set of fans, noctuas ftw ^^
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28 May 2012   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I use The Antec khuler 620 chills my 8120 good

CoolerMaster Fans
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28 May 2012   #8
linnemeyerhere

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Yes those stock Corsairs must be speed controlled to below 1600 rpm and even then they are quite audible. This is where a premium fan will really shine !
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28 May 2012   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's pretty sad when you buy a premium cooling solution like the H100, that you would have to immediately replace the fans. I'm really surprised that Corsair hasn't addressed this situation. I want my machines to be as quiet as possible.
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28 May 2012   #10
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Boy you said a mouthful with that, and I agree 100%. My disappointment with those Corsair fans was immediate. Good news was I went straight to push pull and a 100% push on the Noctua's then speed controlled the Corsairs but when I open the tap on the speed controller the roar of those Corsair pullers was crazy loud.
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