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Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby Trell on Mon May 14, 2012 7:36 pm

So, got my new i7 (3770k), but I think the stock cooler is a little underwhelming.

Someone said it's possible and reccomended to up the fan speed in the bios - but is this wise? Alternatively, should I look to buy an aftermarket cooler, and if so, whats a good make/model for a decently cheap price?

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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby EWJ on Mon May 14, 2012 7:39 pm

in my experience adjusting the stock fan speed only creates more sound, unless you're going to try to mess with the core speeds I wouldn't bother tbh
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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby Trell on Mon May 14, 2012 7:48 pm

Well, as an example, my idle (ish) temps right now are 42-46º, while playing dota2 they can reach 60º ish, and TF2 brings them to 70-74º, which seems a little high to me. The heatsink and everything is all securely fitted correctly, but my ambient temps have always been high - my apartment is naturally hot as it is.
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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby EWJ on Mon May 14, 2012 8:09 pm

Aye well you do live in a hot place..(damn You sir! damn you!) air cooling may not work best for you unless the apartment is air-con'd.
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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby Deathtaker27 on Mon May 14, 2012 9:33 pm

Look up some reviews on the corsair water cooled systems, they are enclosed so nothing to worrk about, take a look at the reviews on: http://www.bit-tech.net would help more but on my phone and its a bit hard to read these things on it
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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby heuji on Tue May 15, 2012 11:29 am

EWJ wrote:in my experience adjusting the stock fan speed only creates more sound, unless you're going to try to mess with the core speeds I wouldn't bother tbh

i completely agree with this. if the temps are a problem get in touch with who sold you it. may be a faulty CPU or Fan. the stock cooler should be fine for whatever you throw at your non tweaked system. as far as i know the i7 is quite a hot CPU anyway under load. 90+ sounds a little high though.
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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby raptor2009 on Tue May 15, 2012 5:25 pm

i have 1 of these Image on my i5 2500k @4.5 ghz and on bf3 and tf2 it never goes over 58. i know i don't have an i7 as stated in the op, but never the less i stand by this cooler. I have had one previously on my q6600 and it worked flawlessly on that to.
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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby Salva on Fri May 18, 2012 11:46 am

I've got a similar one to above a viper venom Akasa not sure on the model though, i will check when I get home
As I said my 1055t is overclocked from 2.8 to 3.8 and under full load has only ever peaked at 38 degrees
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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby heuji on Sat May 19, 2012 4:16 pm

do you live in a fridge? :shock:
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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby kan on Sat May 19, 2012 8:34 pm

Deathtaker27 wrote:Look up some reviews on the corsair water cooled systems, they are enclosed so nothing to worrk about, take a look at the reviews on: http://www.bit-tech.net would help more but on my phone and its a bit hard to read these things on it



I have one of these on my i7 and its damn near silent and keeps temps nice and low.

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Re: Good, cheap, aftermarket cooling

Postby Salva on Mon May 21, 2012 8:34 am

heuji wrote:do you live in a fridge? :shock:

Scotland.... I added 2 new fans do should be cooler now aswell :)
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