Weekend Open Forum: Do you use a custom cooler?

By Matthew · 81 replies
Jul 15, 2011
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  1. -Custom water cooling system running an I7-930 @4.4ghz 24/7 at 29 degrees Celsius
    It was worth every penny.
  2. I use a Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. A on a i7-920 oc'd to 3.20ghz-35° Celsius at idle 54° Celsius at full load. Currently using IC Diamond thermal compound.
  3. Using a Corsair H60 w/2 Noctua NF-P12-1300 in Push/Pull. Idles around 31C with max prime95 load around 51c. Gaming load temperaturs usually around 41c to 45c
  4. got my x6-1100T @ 4ghz on a thermaltake Frio, amazing aftermarket cooler keeps it 30c idle & 52c load. these 6 cores NEED an aftermarket cooler to overclock, they get hot as hell!
  5. Pudg

    Pudg TS Rookie

    AMD x2 555 . ITX mb small case.. was running in the 65+C I added a small fan vertical beside the heat sink connected as the system fan it dropped the temp to 36C and runs up to 45C.
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I've used custom coolers since the Athlon Tbird 1.4Ghz (ThermalRight SLK-800).
    Currently using a Corsair H50 Sealed Loop water cooler system to cool a i7 2600K.

    SINEKT TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Definitely locked on Zalman's 100% copper coolers. Copper has twice the thermal conductivity of aluminum and this means real tangible results.

    I have the mother of crowded cases, with 4 sata drives, 2 video cards, 3 other PCI cards (tuner, WiFi, audio), especially the drives and video cards generating a lot of heat. I'm lucky my case has one of those huge 10-inch side-fans that creates a lot of wind, otherwise I'd be toast.

    Practical example: brand-new nVidia fanless card - over 100 degrees Celsius in games. Changed cooler with Zalman VF700 Cu, ~40-45 degrees Celsius in games. :D

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