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Old 08-29-2009, 03:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heatsink or stock/thermal paste?

I'm gonna be getting a i7 920. I'm gonna be overclocking that. I need to know if i should get an aftermarket heatsink (or cooler or whatever) and if so which one. Also would i need thermal paste?

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Old 08-29-2009, 04:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you plan to overclock much past 3.0 then you would want a heatsink.

Cheap and good:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Socket Retention Bracket Set - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Really good and expensive:
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme-1366 RT Rev. B CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 1366) - FrozenCPU.com

The sunbeam comes with tx-2 thermal paste which is what you want to use. If you got the True pick up some tx-2 and a lapping kit as you will need to lap it.
FrozenCPU Deluxe Heatsink Lapping Kit - FrozenCPU.com

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The True is the King Here's a video for you

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