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Old 02-12-2010, 05:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It is heavy but I've been using this for close to a year now. I move it carefully, the PC, but I haven't had any problems. I've even loaded it into the car and taken it on a few trips

This is an older picture as it only has 1 fan attached to the True.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
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This is the best heatsink Newegg has for the i7 (in my humble opinion).
Newegg.com - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
and you'll need at least one fan but you can buy (2) for a push-pull configuration.
Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE FM123 120mm Case Fan - Case Fans
and here's some good thermal paste.
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

If you want the True Heatsink you can buy it here.
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme-1366 RT Rev. C CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 1366) - FrozenCPU.com

The True is a Great Heatsink but Lapping is required to get the most out of it.

FrozenCPU Deluxe Heatsink Lapping Kit - FrozenCPU.com



And here's some i7 overclocking info
i7 Overclocking Guide
Is the Megahalem better than the True?
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Is the Megahalem better than the True?
Straight out of the box I'd say yes. But if you take the time and extra expense to lap the True it becomes the best. The Prolimatech Megahalem already has a flat base so lapping it serves no purpose unless it's been scratched or damaged.
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not to jump this thread... but Slay, did you happen to test temps before/after you lapped the TRUE copper? I was just curious as to how much of a difference it made.
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I got my i7 920 C0 stepping to 4.2Ghz on air using a Vigor Monsoon III LT.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835702007

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Weighs nearly a kilogram. O.o'
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if i go water cooling do i need to lap the cpu?
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if i go water cooling do i need to lap the cpu?
No, but you don't have to lap the cpu for air cooling either. I have, but I'm special
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I got my i7 920 C0 stepping to 4.2Ghz on air using a Vigor Monsoon III LT.

Newegg.com - Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

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Weighs nearly a kilogram. O.o'
That's one sexy heatsink. I guess the black plastic sides are meant to act as shrouds possibly? Make all the air flow straight through the fins, good idea, unless they're just for looks
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