7. Cooling

There are several considerations to make in this section. The better the cooling that a system has the more stable the over-clocking. We also want to create a machine that produces the least noise possible.

I believe that every processor should be paired with an aftermarket fan, that is guaranteed to surpass the stock fans both in cooling ability and noise profile. The choice is greatly a matter of personal taste, so feel free to explore this option by reading over some of the key reviews that I have assembled below.

CPU Fans

X-bit Labs: Battle of the Titans: Super Coolers from Scythe, Thermaltake and Zalman Face to Face

Toms Hardware: CPU Cooler Charts 2008, Part 1

  • Thermaltake Bigwater SE Cooling Kit
  • Koolance Exos AL
  • Tuniq Tower 120
  • Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme
  • Zalman CN9700

GPU Fans

8 Graphics Card Coolers Tested With the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

Case Fans

Water Cooling


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