OC'ing i7 920 with V8 or V10

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OC'ing i7 920 with V8 or V10

Postposted on Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:21 pm

So its getting close to Christmas and I'm going to have some extra money to spend and want to get a CPU cooler so I can OC my 920 stock at 2.66GHZ up to around 3.2GHZ, and the fact that it already runs hot enought (high 60's C when under load, 45 C Idle), and I've tried remounting over and over.

So I was looking at the Cooler Master V8 and V10. I like the look of the V10 over the V8, but there is a big difference in price between the two (the V8 is about half the price of the V10)

Now for the Questions:

-- Is the V10 much better than the V8?
-- I know what a mobo "bending" or "warping" is, but can that happen with these, cause they are a bit heavy?
-- How bad is mobo "bending" or "warping", does it happen in days, weeks, months, years?

I know there are other coolers out there, so let me know what you guys prefer and think does the best job. (I looked at some Scythe coolers a while back and liked them, but since I have a CM HAF 932, I figured I'd try and go with the style of my case.)

Price limit is $100 or less, maybe more if its thats good.
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Re: OC'ing i7 920 with V8 or V10

Postposted on Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:43 pm

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Re: OC'ing i7 920 with V8 or V10

Postposted on Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:43 pm

Neither. Check out this list: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

EDIT: Bah.. beat to it.

Personally I would go with either the Sunbeam, Xigmatek or the CM 212 Plus. Each of those are great performers without ridiculous price tags or looks.
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Re: OC'ing i7 920 with V8 or V10

Postposted on Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:34 pm

The V10, while significantly larger and more complex than the V8, performs worse.

The V8, while not at the top of the lists, is still an extremely capable heatsink. I have one in my case and at ~1000 rpm, it is very, very quiet.

There are lots of other good heatsinks out there like the Thermolab BADA, Xigmatek S1283/1284, etc. But if you're set on the V8, you can't go wrong (have you looked at the CM Hyper 212+? That's even cheaper and also an excellent cooler).
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Re: OC'ing i7 920 with V8 or V10

Postposted on Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:13 am

If your willing to put the money out just go straight for a Thermalright Ultra 120 Rev C and buy a good Noctua fan to slap on it. You'll be set for a VERY long time.
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Re: OC'ing i7 920 with V8 or V10

Postposted on Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:16 am

StuG wrote:If your willing to put the money out just go straight for a Thermalright Ultra 120 Rev C and buy a good Noctua fan to slap on it. You'll be set for a VERY long time.
Seems like the TRUE is not the undisputed champ any more, if the Frosty Tech site is to be believed. Even the cheaper Cooler Master Hyper 212+ seems to be doing better.

The Noctua N12P HSF is also a good choice. It got the nod at TR a while back. Here is the updated version with both (!) fans.
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