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Zalman 9900LED vs. Noctua NH-U12P-SE2

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NS13Stinger

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Ok guys, I've been out of the loop for over 4 years now and I'm torn between these 2 heatsinks. I'm building a new PC and will be using the EVGA P55 SLI motherboard. It can use either the Core i5 (socket 1156) or the Core i7 (socket 1366) and I will be using the Core i7 CPU.

Which heatsink would be the best between the 2. If you have other ideas, let me know...
 

petteyg359

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The Noctua is supposed to be comparable to a TRUE120. You can always replace the fan with a higher CFM (and louder) version.
 

MattNo5ss

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Ok guys, I've been out of the loop for over 4 years now and I'm torn between these 2 heatsinks. I'm building a new PC and will be using the EVGA P55 SLI motherboard. It can use either the Core i5 (socket 1156) or the Core i7 (socket 1366) and I will be using the Core i7 CPU.

Which heatsink would be the best between the 2. If you have other ideas, let me know...

The motherboard can use i5/i7 for LGA1156, not i7 LGA1366. So, don't make the mistake of trying to put a i7 920 in there.

As for the heatsink the Noctua is better. Also, check out Xigmatek HDT-s1283, Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, and Megahalems.
 
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NS13Stinger

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Thanks for the info, petteyg359 and MattNo5ss. The CPU is going to be a Core i7 860 which is a socket 1156.