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i7 960
« on: June 25, 2011, 12:42:24 am »
Hello, a fast question i want to make about what is the best air cooler and thermal paste right now for an i7 960 for oc probably 4-4,2 ghz max
i have megahalems but i want to change it .


cpu : intel i7 960
mobo : gigabyte ud3r x58a

John.

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Re: i7 960
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 08:04:04 am »
Personally I would go for one of the Noctua Range as they are really good coolers and come with some excellent thermal paste.

I am using the NH-D14 and depending on the size of your case this would be my air cooler of choice across both AMD and Intel platforms.
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Re: i7 960
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 03:58:16 pm »
Hello thanks for your reply do you think i will see big difference?

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Re: i7 960
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011, 04:00:41 pm »
I'm running an AMD processor and when I switched from the stock cooler I saw a vast improvement. You might like to look at this thread: http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,1784.0.html as I go into a bit more detail there.
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Re: i7 960
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 01:00:50 am »
i have the 600t corsair and hyperx rams not with the big thermal design do you think it will fit? and dont have problems i mean close the case and all that..

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Re: i7 960
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 07:54:24 am »
I would think so as it fits nicely in my NZXT Tempest Evo chassis without an issue. If you are worried Noctua also do a top down version of this cooler, which is still excellent but offers a bit more flexibility. Check here: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=37&lng=en This is the cooler my son has installed in his PC and he rates it very highly for both cooling and quietness.
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Re: i7 960
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 05:18:21 am »
its better than megahalems ? do you know how much - temp i will get?

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Re: i7 960
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 12:52:16 pm »
I believe you should try to overclock the CPU with the megahalems first. If temperatures are good, then you won't need to bother upgrading.

That said, the NH is better by around 5C:
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