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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by zCexVe, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. zCexVe

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    To cool my to be purchased Q6600 G0 ,I'm hoping to buy one of these coolers.
    Zalman CNPS 9700 LED - $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019
    ZeroTherm Nirvana NV120 premium - $48
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887011
    I ignored TR Ultra 120 coz I have to put a separate fan and aesthetic appeal is worthier than 2C :p and have to lap it too.
    Anyways I need some good high end air cooling.Suggest from one of this or other.
    Hope to purchase in the next two days.
    Any help is welcome.
     
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    Well I had a CNPS9700 and it was very good on my E6600. However, I had to move to the TR Ultra Ex. to get to 3.6Ghz (with any decent temps that is), and the temp difference was not 2 or 3 degrees for me, it was more like 10 when I went to the TRUE (Lapped and my load temps are now mid/high 50's at 1.5v). The Zalman is still rated by many sites as one of the top 5 or 6 air coolers in the market and, I agree, it does look very cool (better looking than the TRUE in my opinion also).

    So take my experience with a grain of salt, as I have no idea how hot the Q6600's get when you start upping the voltages, and I also dont know how high an OC your hoping for. Someone else will have to talk about the ZeroTherm's performance.
     
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    So you are saying the Zalman coolers are more good looking then the Thermalright?:eek:
    You would be a fool not to buy the Thermalright.
    The Zalman is good but not great and the ZeroTherm looks like sh#t to be honest so if you go for the looks get the Zalman.:toast:
     
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    Thermaltake or Thermalright? Either/or, I like the look of the Zalman better with the LED. I would of kept it if I had better temps with it, but TR is king right now for air cooling.

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    This looks better than any of the tower coolers out right now (in my opinion anyway).
     
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    Sorry fixed it. Was just looking at a guys custom Thermaltake water cooling in the case gallery.:laugh:
     
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    Do remember that if you buy the Zalman not to move your case a lot because then you will have a hole in your mobo if you are not carefully.;)
     
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    nirvana, t_ski has a great review on it here, but why the hell are you ignoring thermalright?
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I'd have to back the thermalright too.
     
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    I have the CNPS 9700 LED and with stock clocking and AS5 in seeing core tems around 17 ish, and overally cpu tems in the 30's. I haven'd managed to overclock high yet, i keep getting hardware errors, but im going to post a thread about that. Thats all i can say about the CNPS 9700 LED.

    Oh im running a Intel Q6600 also
     
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    price :( It will cost me like $20 extra.(which would close to 1/10 of my dads monthly sallary :p)[well,from $60,you can live in our capital city with rented room and food for month with facilities too :laugh::laugh:)
     
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    Does anybody know a cheap site to purchase these things?newegg,bestbuy,zipzoomfly???
     
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    to sri lanka, i dont, you'd probably have to buy from a local shop there.
     

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