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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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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...
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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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...
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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Yes, but what exactly are you wanting to do? Extreme overclocks or moderate overclocks? Water cooling or air cooling?
extreme overclocking with air cooling
 

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extreme overclocking with air cooling
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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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....
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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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
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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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.
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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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 really like my Prolimatech Megahalem. I have my 2500k at 4.5GHZ and it never gets higher then 48c during BF3
 
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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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I think there's a 7970-specific version. Erocker or 20mmrain might have more info on that for ya. I'm stil lrockin' my 6950's. No cash for newer VGAs yet.
Those cards should last you untill 8 series...:)
 

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Those cards should last you untill 8 series...:)
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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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
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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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. :)
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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System Name Phantom 820 v3.1
Processor Intel Core i7-6700k @ 4.4GHz
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Formula OC (Bios: 7.40)
Cooling Corsair H115i
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
Video Card(s) ZOTAC GTX 1070 AMP! / EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2
Storage 512GB Crucial MX300 / 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 / 1TB Hitachi HDD
Display(s) 25" ASUS VX248 / 24'' LG DM2350D / 24" LG 24UD58-B 4K
Case NZXT Phantom 820 Ultra+ Tower
Audio Device(s) Logitech G933 Headset
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 1050W Snow
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
Software Windows 10 Pro Build 1703 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Folding PPD: 45,000~ / WCG PPD: 50,000~ (OLD) with HD 7970
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Processor Intel I7 4790k (stock)
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/ac LGA 1150 Intel H97
Cooling Prolimatech megahalem
Memory Crucial 2x4gb 1600mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA 1060 3gb
Storage OWC Mercury SSD 240 GB
Display(s) Asus 144hz
Case Raijintek Metis
Power Supply Corsair SF600 600w psu
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
#25
I got the 7970 cooler from 20mmrain. That frio will do you well