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Need Help for my Q6600 Cooling solution

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  1. sneddenraj

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    Hello guys need help regarding cooling for my Quad Core Rig.

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    This are my normal temperature ratings without overclocking and i am using stock cooler which sucks really.

    As i live in India weather is pretty bad and damn hot out side with temperature reaching 40 degrees and my system runs 24x7 along with Folding@Home and World Community Grid so i am desperately looking for a good cooling system.
    My bro lives in US so i can get an aftermarket cooler which is best.

    So please guys suggest me the best Cooler for my Q6600 on an Intel MoBo DG33FB.
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    I am using a Scythe Mugen 2 on a Phenom II 940, so I can't relate to the Q6600, but IMO the Mugen 2 is a beast of a cooler for fairly cheap.
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    As JATowens mentioned a scythe mugen 2 would be nice... decent price and great cooling ... else a noctua nh-d14 / prolimatech megahalems / venomousX ... expensive but awesome cooling .... :)
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    +1 on Xigmatek Dark Knight, its awesome (at least the one Fits reviewed)
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    how abt
    ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

    is it better or
    XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 120mm CPU Cooler/Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm
    is better.
    m totally confused now...
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    both the S1283 and the scythe mugen 2 are awesome... Haven't heard anything good on that Zalman though
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    The Zerotherm Nirvana (in sig) that I have, used to cool my QX6700 just fine.
    Works great on my QX9650 too.
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    i second(3rd?) to get a xigmatek s1283. not sure bout dark knight as i have the regular version, but it works great for me. I used to use an AC Freezer Pro 7. At 3ghz my q6600 was like 58 load, 38idle. Now with the xig s1283 i run 3.4ghz with 33/34 idle 54 load. lot better
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    thanks a lot guys
    :toast:
    i have finalized and i m goin wid

    XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 120mm CPU Cooler

    and probably using it with Artic Silver 5 Compound.
    Should i go with some other compound or stick with Artic Silver 5
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    I like MX-2 and MX-3 and OCZ freeze and Shin-Etsu pastes alot... Try the MX-3, you'll like it!
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    I use AS5 for the last 2 applications and after a yr or so it seems to wear out and temps climb for me. I'm going MX-2 here soon n i'd recommend you do the same.
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    +1 to MX-3
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    I use AS Ceramique because it's non-conductive and I'm not the neatest CPU paster. :D

    Let us know what your temps are like when you get the new cooler installed !!


    Edit : I see that the MX-3 is also non-condctive. I'll have to try that next time.
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    Finalized
    XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 120mm CPU Cooler
    along with
    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 as MX-3 is not available on Newegg
    thanks a lot to all of you guys...
    will surely post my new Temperature Rates but for that probably i will have to wait till next month to get my hands on that
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    Good luck! I'm sure you will love it
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    good luck and i also say mx-2 mx-3 love it
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    Hey guys der is a problem...
    i vl b doin future upgrades to my pc as in may be with LGA 1156 socket or else AM3 socket
    so if i buy XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 120mm CPU Cooler den it only supports LGA 775 socket
    so can u suggest me a cooler which can be future proof as well as dis vl b sort of one time purchase for me...
    thanks in advance
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    The Hyper 212+ is cheap and is compatible with many sockets... Else the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev.B?
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    sweet, picked exactly my suggestion :D woot. and no the xig supports AM2/2+/3 sockets i'm pretty sure

    EDIT: nvm it doesn't. however it does support all current intel sockets with this Xigmatek bracket retention kit.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2010

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