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Old 12-17-2008, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm in the market for an air cooler for my i7 920 and was wondering what my best option was. I was hoping to spend in the $30-40 are but after looking around I've sort of given up on that. So what is my best option? Right now I'm looking at:

Newegg.com - Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition & Core i7 Ready LGA 1366 CL-P0401 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme-1366 RT CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 1366) - FrozenCPU.com

Is there anything better out there? And how do these stack up?
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get the Thermalright... its probably the best air cooler compatible with 1366 out there at the moment
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Thermalright ultra-120 extreme is in the top 3 for aircoolers but its also pretty large so you will need to check case compatibility
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Thanks guys. I have an Antec 900 so I did a quick search and it is suppose to just barely fit so I'll do some measuring first and hopefully pick one up.
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you have to remove your case fan, unless you get a 90mm.
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Wouldn't the only fan that could get in the way be a side fan if you added one to the case?
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the V1 is a little more hype then hit , get the Extreme, and I think it'll be a close call but it should fit in your 900
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I meant the side fan will have to be removed.
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