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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by csallis, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. csallis New Member

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    I have my core 2 duo cooled with the Zalman 9500 LED I am looking to know a few more degrees off my temps would an upgrade to the Zalman 9700 LED be worth while or does anyone know another cooler that can handle my e6300 @ 3.2 with lower temps than early 40's when idle?

    Looking to order one today.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Price range?
     
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    Not to bothered about the price to be honest, the highest priced fan I have seen is £40 so anything around that a few quid either way.

    I just don't fancy water cooling at the moment.
     
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    I was actually gonna suggest the Ultra Chilltec, but it's a bit out of that price range. $130 US, don't know how that equates, however.
     
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    I am trying to find a UK store now that sells it, not having to much luck though :(
     
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    Ok, I was also using the Zalman 9500. I did a lot of research, and found the Enzotech Ultra-X was the perfect choice. It's had great reviews, it dropped my cpu/system temps by about 5 degrees and cools the memory well. It's like the TT Big Typhoon on steroids, without the weight. Here's links to the product and review:

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2082
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21314
     
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    Will have a look at that one now.. :)
     
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    The Enzotech runs about $60. The Aerotech Dominator is similar, I think. However, the build quality is much better in the Enzotech. It's easily the best cooler I've owned, better than mt Freezer pro, or my Zalman. I do like the Ultra Chilltech. If it was cheaper, I'd try it. It's twice the price as the Enzotech.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice guys I have just ordered a Coolermaster Gemini 2, I really fancied the Enzotech Ultra-X or Ultra Chilltec but couldn't find them in stock in the UK anywhere.

    I am going to load this thing with 2 120mm fans and with my 5 case fans plus my PSU fan I hope this lowers the temps that bit extra. If not I will be keeping my eye out for one of the others.
     
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    It sucks when you can't get your hands on items you want. It's too bad some of the good etailers don't do the UK.
     
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    best cooler for the money is the thermalright ultra 120 extreme. slap your own 120 mm fan on their and you can touch that!
     
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    3R iCECAGE?
     
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    That's the one with the direct heatpipe cooling isn't it?
    Very nice indeed.
     
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    looks to be TR ultra 120 extreme, with the original 120, and tuniq close behind
     
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    thats what i'm talkin' about! actually i just ordered it yesterday, with a noctua 120mm fan to put in my new p182. i'm goin' back to air cooling (i don't like the thermaltake armor with wc).
     
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    The Scythe Infinity with 2 12' fans in Push and Pull config is quite powerfull..
     
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    good combo...the TR ultra and the Noc 120mm...

    did you get the 1200rpm or the 800rpm?
     

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