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TheClairvoyant

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#1 9 years ago

I hear that the stock heatsink that comes with the i7 920 is no good for overclocking. I don't plan on overclocking very high at first, but I know as I get more used to doing so, I will want to do it more. Thus I'll need a better heatsink. I've found Newegg.com - Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - CPU Fans & Heatsinks but it's very big. Many of the reviews say it's great for overclocking the 920 to 3.x with 40-60C at load depending on how high. I don't know how tall the CPU+Motherboard (Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards) is, so I don't know if it'll fit into this case: Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

8.3" width on the case, and that heatsink is probably about 6" give or take a few tenths. Should this fit, or should I get a smaller one? (I don't particularly want to change the case. It has 4 120mm fans and 2 140mm, so it's a pretty good deal for the price.)




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#2 9 years ago

Hmm... I don't see why it wouldn't unless it gets in the way of the PSU, but I don't think it will, so that cooler looks good.


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#3 9 years ago

In most cases, something like that should fit in Mid-Tower cases




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#4 9 years ago

Ok, that's good to know. Almost all of the reviews on there say its huge, so I don't know if it's made for a mid size case. I figured it might be more for full cases.




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#5 9 years ago

It should fit. I would suggest you get a TRUE instead since it will be much better suited for an I7 than that Monsoon.




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#6 9 years ago

Monsoon? :wtf: Also, why doesn't newegg sell TRUE fans? I can only find them if I search on Google.


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#7 9 years ago

I don't see any TRUE heatsinks on the egg. There's Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks but it's pretty similar to the other one. It has slightly less RPM's though.




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#8 9 years ago

Because thermalright sets prices and doesn't want them to change when newegg price gouging software kicks in. The best place to buy a TRUE from is Jab-tech customer service along the same lines as newegg. Not bad for a shop with 4 people working there.

When it comes to buying fans/ cooling hardware newegg is the LAST place you want to buy anything. Buy a TRUE and some yate-loon fans for much less than what you could get from newegg.




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#9 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4935659When it comes to buying fans/ cooling hardware newegg is the LAST place you want to buy anything. Buy a TRUE and some yate-loon fans for much less than what you could get from newegg.

Why?


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#10 9 years ago
computernerd;4935665Why?

Maybe because newegg has horrible prices? And shipping is kind of outrageous. $7 shipping for a $10 fan? No thanks, I'll buy my five $2.50 yate-loon Lows from jabtech and get $4 priority mail shipping for less than one fan.




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