Air Cooling help.

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware & Builds' started by sasuke 01, Dec 2, 2008 with 3 replies and 195 views.

  1. sasuke 01

    sasuke 01 Enthusiast

    Ok I was recently gonna get water cooling for a new build I am making, but decided to back out because I didnt want to risk me screwing something up and frying the whole thing

    Anyways, whats an air cooler that you know of that works REALLY well?

    I am planning on overclocking my e8400, I am trying to get it to 3.5-4.0ghz

    Is it possible on air?

    Case: - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

    Mobo: - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

    Video Card: - EVGA 512-P3-N879-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

    Ram: 2gb Gskill DDR2 800mhz

    Hard Drive: 400GB WD 7200RPM

    DVD Drive: 3 LG Burners

    Processor: Intel C2D E8400 3.0ghz

    Power Supply: 950W Rosewill (comes with the E8400)

    My current air cooler is a Zalman 9500a.

    So should I change my air cooler or keep it?

  2. itzmeluigi

    itzmeluigi Premium Premium

    Well zalman sells great fan/heatinks idk how much of a difference between the 9500a and cnps9700, this is probably one of top coolers you can get for air. just remember to add a very strong 120mm fan to it and get 2 fans while your at it cause it offers support for 2. and you should see a good temp drop. also pair it with some artic silver 5 thermal grease. (make sure you have a big enough case)
  3. Madman340

    Madman340 Seasoned Member

    3.5GHz+ is definitely possible on the E8400.

    4GHz may be pushing it a little, though.
  4. JoeMal

    JoeMal Retired Retired

    Is 3 DVD drives really necessary?

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