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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by jds21, Jan 19, 2008.

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    Here is the list from my supplier... which one would be the best performing

    http://www.pccasegear.com/category311_1.htm

    (In Australian dollars) - i know... we get ripped off here

    I don't really know what to look for but I want the best performing cooler for my Overclocked Q6600

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    I made a thread just like this so TPU could help me out. Most people told me and I ended up buying the Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme Heatsink. Its number one out of the TOP Ten BEST Heats Sinks, so I'd go with that. Also Don't forget to get you'r self a 120mm fan, or else you'd be running it passive.

    EDIT: dang technicks, you beat me to him. I'm always was late at posting.... :mad:
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    I think the BEST would be the geminii, but you would need a HUGE case for that, the next best would be the thermalright Ultra 120 extreme, but it doesn't come with a fan.
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    I think (and I hope) any 120mm Fan should do the job. I got one with 90CMF, but they have 110 as well.
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    No way the Gemini is better then the Thermalright.
    It isn't even in the top 10 of best air coolers. But i must admit it is a great cpu/system cooler.
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    oh so just a case fan?

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    I just looked at the CoolerMaster GeminII CPU Cooler and you're right... it is HUGE... would it fit in Antec P182 case? I'm worried that it will get in the way of my 8800GT
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    yeah thats all you need and most of the coolers come with all the mounting stuff for the fans (i know the gemini II does)
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    stick a DVD case in your case and if it fits the gemini II will without the fan bracket which means you can mount a single 120mm fan on it. add 3in to the dvd case bottom and thats how big with the brackets
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    i like that one because it cools the mobo as well but I don't think i want something that big in the case.. it will get annoying after a while... I think I'll just go with the Thermalright and mount a single fan.. it'll do the job
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    yeah the gemini II kinda takes the cake for absurdly large :roll: its a beast and almost happens to weigh more than the powmax PSU i pulled the 120mm fan for it out of :roll:
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    are u serious! lol... sounds like a great cooler but way too big and heavy for my jam packed system
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    it makes my MATX mobo look like a baby :p
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    lol... i was shocked when i saw how much of the mobo it covered...
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    all i can see is the VGA/wifi cards below it and the rest is basically covered
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    at least it coolls your chipset thugh...
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    its a good cooler that can cool down almost all your computer parts. It is huge but not that bad at it... you can fit 2 120 fans on it. so if you find one that you like, buy two. I do suggest that you make sure that your board has the room for that sort of thing. My gigabyte was a full ATX board and i know I could fit it, but now that I have a blood Iron with a cooler master Hyper tx-2 vantec tornado combo, I don't think I could even fit the gemini on my board... I can't even use the first ram slot on my board because of how big my cooler is now... But, I may be able to. the heat pipe is made to angle so you may have a chance with a smaller board, but I don't feel like rmaing another thing this month! 4 is enough in one my IMO!
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    sorry for the double post... you can also make the gemini go vertical instead of how they show it... but it doesn't cool down the ram, and it might be even tighter that way...

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