Hello all, I want to do some OCing to my rig (who here doesn't though
), but before I just in and start doing that I want to make sure that I am adequately cooled.
Ive got a Coolermaster Stacker 830 case that has about 125mm of clearance between the inside of the side panel and the cpu. So that does kind of limit the size of the cpu cooler that I can go with. The inside panel has 4x120mm fans, 120mm fan in the top of the case and one more 120mm fan behind the cpu. PSU has 120mm fan inside the case and a standard sized exhaust fan on the back of it. Case also has 2x90mm intake fans on the front.
mobo is Gigabyt GA-X48-DQ6 with stock copper silent pipe still on it
video is 4870 X2
memory is Corsair dominator 8500 w/heatsinks that double the ram height
cpu cooler is a Gigabyte g-power pro which I'm looking at changing
For the cpu cooler I'm thinking of either the Zalman CNPS8700 or Thermalright's XP-90C
I'm thinking about the Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II N/B cooler or the Thermalright HR-05 SLI/IFX N/B cooler
I've got no idea about the S/B cooler other than I will need one.
Are the options that I'm thinking about good or does anyone have some better suggestions? I'm looking for good cooling recommendations, but they don't have to be ones with which I'll be able to set speed records with.
In the end, I'm looking forward to doing minimal to average amounts of OCing.