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Old 11-26-2010, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default i7 950 stock speeds; thermal compound needed?

Hi, I just got an i7 950, and do not plan on OCing just yet, so will the stock cooler and the stock thermal compound be sufficient for cooling if I run it at stock speeds?
If it matters, I have a HAF 932 case.

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Default Re: i7 950 stock speeds; thermal compound needed?

It should run just fine at stock speeds. No questions asked and no problems. Unless it is like 80 degrees in your room.
The HAF 932 is a great case, had experience with it and it has good airflow. So you should be fine as long as you stay stock speeds.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: i7 950 stock speeds; thermal compound needed?

I see, but should I just get an aftermarket cooler and compound? Because I have read some pretty bad reviews on the stock one.
I was looking at:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
and
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound


EDIT: Well it looks like the Cooler Master has thermal compound, so I won't be needing the tuniq..
And I decided that downgrading my RAM from this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231335
to
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225
would be a good idea to save my i7.
What do you think?
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Default Re: i7 950 stock speeds; thermal compound needed?

Well, you could but you have a few options. And a few questions I need answered. What are you planning to overclock it to?

If you want air; this would be the way to go: Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

If you are comfortable with a closed water cooling for just the CPU get this: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

Now for thermal paste you don't really need any for the H70 because it comes preloaded with a TON!
Now if you get some just to feel more comfortable get this: Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

That will work if you want to wipe it off and put more on it.

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Default Re: i7 950 stock speeds; thermal compound needed?

Yeah you've been helpful

Unfortunately my budget doesn't reach that far (hadn't planned on getting an i7 in the first place, but I saw it for cheap :P)
so would the Cooler Master (first link) be adequate?
I don't plan on OCing off the bat, but if I do, it will probably be 3.8 or 4.0

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Default Re: i7 950 stock speeds; thermal compound needed?

If you don't plan on overclocking, don't waste your money.... Eventually maybe pick up a cooler if you do plan to overclock.

I wouldn't downgrade your ram to get a cooler if youre not overclocking... Save up more cash / wait for sales, then get one.
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Default Re: i7 950 stock speeds; thermal compound needed?

Exactly, well put. That Cooler Master just wouldn't cut it I don't think.
Also stay with the PI series I just ordered some of that RAM a few days ago, it is good.
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Now if you get some just to feel more comfortable get this: Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
Hope I helped
I can tell you now that your post won't help!!!

Arctic Silver 5 is crap, it's one of the WORST pastes you can buy. Tuniq TX-2 is a far superior paste and it costs 1/2 as much.

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I can tell you now that your post won't help!!!

Arctic Silver 5 is crap, it's one of the WORST pastes you can buy. Tuniq TX-2 is a far superior paste and it costs 1/2 as much.[/url]
Really, has done me good, but that was a while ago. Haven't needed any in a long bit.
Torrain go with the newer stuff as I must have been away for sometime.
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I see, thanks!
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