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  • Best cooler for i7 3770K?

    Hi

    I'm just upgrading / sidegrading my i7 930 to an i7 3770K (while it still has a bit of value)

    My question is what would be the best cooler with headroom for overclocking. The CPU should be arriving today so I will use the H50 I currently have to start with.

    My specs :-

    Asus P8Z68-V/PRO/GEN3
    8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
    Zotac 480GTX AMP!
    Asus D2X
    Cruicial M4 256gb + Corsair 120GB Force 3 + Seagate 2TB HDD
    Cooler Master Storm Trooper Case

    I know the 3770k runs hot but I got a good price. I'm not sure if the H100 will fit in the case. Or an alternative air cooler?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Noctua NH-D14 is about the best, unless you want water cooling.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by IanS View Post
      Noctua NH-D14 is about the best, unless you want water cooling.

      I'm happy to go closed loop but I think thats as far as I would go with water cooling.

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      • #4
        What cooler do you have on the 930? I can't imagine the 3770 runs any hotter then that. Can the cooler be used on different sockets?
        i7 2600K @ 4.5| Asrock Z68 Extreme4| 16GB 1866Mhz Crucial Ballistix |AMD R9 290| 120GB SSD |Win7 64bit

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        • #5
          Says he has a H50, i would just clean it out and see if it fits.

          As mentioned the i7 930 is a hot chip, the 3770k wont be any hotter OC'ed.


          Maybe get a new fan for it in push/pull if you havent already, knock about 3C off.

          Freedom isn't free"



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          • #6
            Originally posted by Finners View Post
            What cooler do you have on the 930? I can't imagine the 3770 runs any hotter then that. Can the cooler be used on different sockets?
            I have a corsair H50 which I have on my 930 @ 4.2GHz

            Originally posted by El Wayneo View Post
            Says he has a H50, i would just clean it out and see if it fits.

            As mentioned the i7 930 is a hot chip, the 3770k wont be any hotter OC'ed.


            Maybe get a new fan for it in push/pull if you havent already, knock about 3C off.
            I have 2 Noctua 120mm fans on the H50 in a push/pull, it says it fits on a 1156 so can't see why it wouldn't fit

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            • #7
              see how you get on with that then.

              Freedom isn't free"



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              • #8
                should work fine

                4770k @ 4.6, XSPC Raystorm, Avexir 4x4GB 2400MHz, ASUS Z87 Maximus Hero VI, Tri-fire 290x/290x/290 Reference EK 290X CSQ Full Nickel Blocks, Alphacool 240 ST-30, Alphacool 360 ST-30, Asus Xonar, Alphacool D5, Corsair AX 1200i, Carbide 540

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                • #9
                  It will fit I currently use a h50 on socket 1155, may as well keep it and use the 50-70 you would spen on a cooler on something shiney!
                  i7 2600K @ 4.5| Asrock Z68 Extreme4| 16GB 1866Mhz Crucial Ballistix |AMD R9 290| 120GB SSD |Win7 64bit

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                  • #10
                    phase, its the best cooler to run that cpu overclocked 24/7
                    "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
                    Plato

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by marsey99 View Post
                      phase, its the best cooler to run that cpu overclocked 24/7
                      Phase? model? Link? Air Cooler?

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                      • #12


                        http://www.ldcooling.com/shop/ld-pc-...l-suction.html
                        "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
                        Plato

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                        • #13

                          AH! Maybe a little overkill (and very much over budget!)

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                          • #14
                            yes, but also the best way to cool a cpu, or anything you want to stick it to

                            it would keep your cpu at -30c even if it was running 5ghz+
                            "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
                            Plato

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by El Wayneo View Post
                              Says he has a H50, i would just clean it out and see if it fits.

                              As mentioned the i7 930 is a hot chip, the 3770k wont be any hotter OC'ed.


                              Maybe get a new fan for it in push/pull if you havent already, knock about 3C off.
                              This, if not then just get a Noctua NH D14.
                              CPU:Intel I7 3770K 5GHZ |CPU Cooler:Noctua NH D14|RAM:16GB Corsair Vengeance White LP|MB:Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3|GPU:Asus GTX 980 Strix OC|PSU: Corsair AX 750|HDD:2x Corsair 240GB Force GS| 2X WD 2TB Red|Sound Card:Asus Xonar HDAV|Speakers:Sony STR-DN850+Yamaha Speakers+Tannoy TS2.10|Mouse/Keyboard:Corsair K95/M95|Case:Corsair 500R|

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