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Best CPU Heatsink?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by T4C Fantasy, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. T4C Fantasy

    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    im buying a cpu heatsink next month, price is no object unless there is one that cost more than 180.... so theres the budget... whats the best ivy bridge compatible heatsink? air only no water please... i found this.. is there anything better?

    i bought this one:
    Thermaltake CLP0575 Frio OCK Universal CPU Cooler ...

    with this case fan
    1ST PC CORP. PFB1212UHE-F00 120mm Case Fan


    apparently this one is better

    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2521
    this air cooler is ranked better than the H80 water cooling solution, now that is kick ass
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    Depends on your goal. If you don't care about sound, get the Frio and slap two 150 CFM 120mm fans on that puppy and you can overclock all day long. Only problem if that your tower is going to sound like a 2U rack server at full speed with them. I have that and it works well but it can get loud very easily if you don't keep the fan speeds down. Otherwise I feel that maybe an all copper zalman cooler would be a better option if you like your computer being quiet while still having pretty good ability to cool.

    This is the copper variant of the cooler that I have on my SB-E right now.
    ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LE...
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    nice, but yeah sound i dont mind, ill get something for the tower to muffle sound, i want to go al lthe way with this heatsink...
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    Yes, but what exactly are you wanting to do? Extreme overclocks or moderate overclocks? Water cooling or air cooling?

    The best heat sink via air or water is subjective on what you are wanting to do.
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    Yeah, even a Hyper 212+ is going to do a decent job, and only costs like $25. My IVY CPUs seem to lose stability @ around 100 Watts of power drawn, so it's not like you're gonna really need THAT much.

    I mean, I am aware that these chips are hot, but still.
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    extreme overclocking with air cooling
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Phanteks make an NH-D14 clone that apparantly performs better than the Noctua, and might be a tad cheaper...or not. I also think there is some...uh, crap who is it, cooerlmaster cooler? with a wide heatpipe or vapour chamber, or something...that's been mentioned to me a few times by other reviewers I talk to.

    Maybe I should do some cooler reviews....
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    you have company support? u can just review any coolers? you should compare the 2 i listed on 3770k while oc's 4.7GHz more or less
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Uh...no, I do not, but I'm sure I could wrangle something up at some point. There are a couple of companies that I am sure would love to have TPU review their stuff. Noctua would get me a D14, for sure, and thermaltake has some fantasic staff too..


    Thing is, I got like 4 boards sitting here, expecting about 4 more, and a couple of memory kits at least, so the earliest I could do a any sort of cooler reviews would be after August.
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    ahh i see... anyways i was looking at case fans aswel, is it the highest air flow the best? i see a case fan here

    1ST PC CORP. PFB1212UHE-F00 120mm Case Fan

    252CFM!!!
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I have that fan. Good for a laugh or two, for sure. Takes like 90 seconds to spin up to full speed.

    Nothing like a fan that pulls as much power as a stock-speed IVB does! :roll:
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    I would think the difference between the two would be extremely minimal...

    The NH-D14 is capable of more RPM, however, the Phantek is capable of better air flow (however less RPM).
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    will this work on my hd7970?
    ARCTIC COOLING Accelero XTREME Plus II Fluid Dynam...
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    yeah itll also make you go deaf after a week.
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    Those cards should last you untill 8 series...:)
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    Oh, of course...I have three of them, after all. However, I want new ones for PCIe 3.0 testing. I'm more than happy with the 6950's for gaming.
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    i just ordered this from newegg like 20 mins ago and put a rush on it should be in.... maybe july 3rd?

    Thermaltake CLP0575 Frio OCK Universal CPU Cooler ...

    the only negative comments on this heatsink is the size... and size will not even be a problem for what case i have... check computer specs to see
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    It barely fit into my Antec 1200. I had to remove the side panel fan to get it to fit. Let me tell you though, two really fast and loud fans wil get loud. Have fun. :)
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    but its top 3 without a doubt the best "air" cooling solution that is not home-made, right?
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    Edit: Should have checked his system specs first :shadedshu
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    rofl i like that emoicon, should be used more often!
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    I got the 7970 cooler from 20mmrain. That frio will do you well
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