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Ddanz May 11, 2012, 08:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 12, 2012, 03:01am EDT

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Hello, I've recenetly OC'ed my i5 760 2.8GHz to 4.01GHz and according to Core Temp I am getting anywhere from 60c to 75c while running applications. I would like it to run a bit cooler, any recommendations on Air cooling or Liquid cooling? reasonable price. Thanks!

*Edit - Oops! It's a 1156 socket :P


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john albrich May 12, 2012, 02:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 12, 2012, 03:25pm EDT

 
>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
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You might try searching on [ cooler reviews ] in the HWA search bar.

Also, BoT has been running some cooler testing/reviews
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77357/

Edit to add:
By the way, I don't know how much experience you have with cpu heatsinks/coolers but something to be very careful about when making a purchase decision is possible interference with adjacent heatsinks, RAM, case panels, and other components. Going by just the dimensions provided in the specs and ads can get you in trouble with unexpected interference ...or keep you from getting a heatsink that will actually work in your specific configuration.

For example, an ad or review may say it "will fit in 8 inch wide cases", but that doesn't take into account internal offsets from motherboard mounting panels, other other items that can be case-specific like sound-proofing materials, side fans, etc. Some possible causes of interference are more obvious than others. Others might claim they are "compatible with low-profile RAM" or similar, but not all "low-profile RAM" is the same dimension, and even 1mm difference in height of the RAM module can make a difference.

Orientation can also make a major difference. In some cases the SAME cooler/heatsink might have to be mounted with the fan(s) on top/bottom of the assembly (relative to the case), and in other cases the CPU socket may require you to mount the SAME cooler assembly with the fan(s) located on the front/back surfaces (relative to the case). Since that affects how the entire assembly fits relative to the other components on the motherboard, you have to be aware of such limitations when evaluating a cooler assembly.

Fan orientation may also affect CPU cooling performance and impact other component heating to some degree. The fan orientation may "push" more heat into or away from the PSU, or directly out the back of the case...or toward the front over your HDDs...or add more heat to your RAM or Northbridge/Southbridge heatsinks, etc.

By the way, it can be a waste of time and money to chase after small reported temp changes. +/- 5degC is within measurement/reporting/installation error. Just because someone claims they got 5degC cooling with heatsink#1 vs. heatsink#2 doesn't mean it's accurate, let alone that results will be consistent from test to test...especially if they tested only a single installation, single cooling unit, single CPU, or single etc. Improper or limited test design and execution can introduce huge variables.

Ddanz May 12, 2012, 03:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
john albrich said:
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You might try searching on [ cooler reviews ] in the HWA search bar.

Also, BoT has been running some cooler testing/reviews
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77357/



Ahh ok cool! Thanks a lot!

BoT May 13, 2012, 06:51pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
did you find what you were looking for?
naming at least a ballpark figure for a budget would be helpful.

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Ddanz May 13, 2012, 06:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
BoT said:
did you find what you were looking for?
naming at least a ballpark figure for a budget would be helpful.


I was thinking about the H60? And about that price range

BoT May 13, 2012, 09:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
the H60 is good but might not give you the results you want and/or expect .. depending on what you are using now i would rather recommend the H80. right now they are only $15 dollars more after MIR.
The radiator on the H60 is pretty thin and it limits heat dissipation. The H60 is very similar to Antec's H2O 620 which i reviewed and it had very little advantage over air coolers in the same price range.
i would certainly consider a dual fan setup if you go with the H60

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Ddanz May 13, 2012, 09:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
BoT said:
the H60 is good but might not give you the results you want and/or expect .. depending on what you are using now i would rather recommend the H80. right now they are only $15 dollars more after MIR.
The radiator on the H60 is pretty thin and it limits heat dissipation. The H60 is very similar to Antec's H2O 620 which i reviewed and it had very little advantage over air coolers in the same price range.
i would certainly consider a dual fan setup if you go with the H60


http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii244/danx213/OverclockInfo.png
Here is my OC temp an specs..

I would like to drop the temp a bit with a new cooler instead of dropping the voltage.. Any suggestions? I saw your reviews on your blog site? Had no clue what to look for in fans lol :P

BoT May 14, 2012, 02:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
are those temps under load or idle. if they are at load then they are actually not so bad.
what cooler are you using now?
is your oc stable at any lower vcore. 1.35 should be fine.
best is to buy a matching fan. corsair has them available but you might be able to find them elsewhere as well.
http://www.corsair.com/us/parts/cooling-parts/hydro-series-h60...m-fan.html
i would actually rather go with the scythe gentle typhoon 14 or 15. both are still my favorites but they are rather difficult to come by because they are also very popular.
you should look for fans within 1200-2000 rpm. 2000rpm is already noticeable but anything over it will just to loud. the fan should be able to 50 cfm and up.

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Ddanz May 14, 2012, 03:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 14, 2012, 03:54pm EDT

 
>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
BoT said:
are those temps under load or idle. if they are at load then they are actually not so bad.
what cooler are you using now?
is your oc stable at any lower vcore. 1.35 should be fine.
best is to buy a matching fan. corsair has them available but you might be able to find them elsewhere as well.
http://www.corsair.com/us/parts/cooling-parts/hydro-series-h60...m-fan.html
i would actually rather go with the scythe gentle typhoon 14 or 15. both are still my favorites but they are rather difficult to come by because they are also very popular.
you should look for fans within 1200-2000 rpm. 2000rpm is already noticeable but anything over it will just to loud. the fan should be able to 50 cfm and up.



Thermaltake Silent 1156 CLP0552 92mm is the fan I am currently using and the the screenshot is when the computer is idle, when I am actually running my games like SC2 or WoW I've seen range anywhere from 55c to 70c

It's seems stable, I really haven't been having any problems yet, which is a good sign I guess.. the ONLY difference I see after OC'ing is that my computer is spitting out warm air now, before the OC my computer never did this.. but regardless I guess I would like to get my temp to about 40c load? by upgrading to a liquid cooling fan perhaps?

*Edit*
Would the H60 Dual Fan run a lot cooler than the H80?

john albrich May 14, 2012, 09:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
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I noted you said you had a 92mm fan cooler.

Again, some of this may be obvious, but folks new to building their own systems may not consider such things...so I hope this may help.

Were I shopping for a replacement for a 92mm assembly, I'd limit my shopping to ones that use more commonly available 80/120/140mm fans rather than 92mm. If a fan fails, I'm much more likely to have an 80 or 120mm replacement on hand or can scavenge from another system. Even if the stand-in fan wasn't designed for a particular cooler I'm thus more likely to be up and running in just a few minutes. In addition, with the more common dimensioned fans there's considerably more flexibility in choices of bearings/quality, number of blades, low dBA vs. RPM, min to max RPM range, Voltage vs. PWM RPM control, etc. Of course 92mm fan/coolers may in some situations provide much better cooling with the same or lower noise than an 80mm fan/cooler, and the 92mm might work in configurations where a 120mm fan would simply be too big. Using a 92mm might be worth the reduced flexibility to provide better cooling (and thuse better OC-ability) than an 80mm assembly. But...it would have to be a very significant performance and/or noise advantage for me to go with a 92mm fan.

G. G. May 14, 2012, 10:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
I would go for a H80... but if you can spring for it and you have the room, then go for the H100.


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Ddanz May 21, 2012, 03:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Hey guys looking for a new CPU fan, need advice
G. G. said:
I would go for a H80... but if you can spring for it and you have the room, then go for the H100.




I don't think I have the room for the H100, so I think I will be going with the H80 :)


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