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which cooler for i7 920

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by G1BB0, 20 Feb 2010.

  1. G1BB0

    Hitman

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    mates getting i7 920 cpu, I have a c2d with a tuniq tower but he says its too big so we cant decide what cooler to get or even whether to stay with standard

    which one offers the 'best' cooling, case is an akasa eclipse 62

    wont be overclocking (or at least for a while)

    he is moving from a c2d using stock cooler

    cheers fella's
     
  2. RJC

    Don

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  3. G1BB0

    Hitman

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    titan fenrir was one we looked at, not sure how big they are, will take a look at the sharkoon

    tbh he has plenty of room as its a decent size case (compared to my soprano)
     
  4. JonJ678

    Capodecina

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    The eclipse mounts the power supply directly above the cpu socket. If the psu has a 120/135mm fan in the base it relies on drawing air up from around the cpu socket. A tower heatsink blowing front to back and the psu are likely to fight each other for airflow, making this one of the few occasions I'd recommend a Corsair H50. The 920 will hti 4ghz on this relatively easily.

    If his psu draws air straight through then ignore the above, and a TRUE/megalahems/titan fenrir will do nicely. Big heatsinks are good btw, and will fit in the eclipse easily.
     
  5. Grimley

    Soldato

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  6. G1BB0

    Hitman

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    psu is a corsair hx620
     
  7. JonJ678

    Capodecina

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    That's one of the ones which draws air up from the socket then.

    This isn't automatically a bad thing, I used a TRUE with a psu much like that one in an eclipse and temperatures were good. I did worry about airflow interference though.
     
  8. Helios1234

    Soldato

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    How is a Tuniq too big for an Akasa Eclipse?
     
  9. Fred

    Wise Guy

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    I had a Tuniq Tower in my eclipse 62, now I've swapped for a megahalems when I went i7
     
  10. thebigak

    Gangster

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    What about the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Rev. C?
     
  11. G1BB0

    Hitman

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    cheers chaps, I think seeing the tuniq in my case put him off but after reading these posts he has relented and is gonna order the tuniq tower extreme
     
  12. panta

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2009

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    Don't get the Tuniq extreme - it's out performed by cheaper coolers like the Titan Fenrir.
     
    Last edited: 23 Feb 2010