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Best + Cheapest Cooler For The Intel Core 2 QUAD Q6600

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Aceman.au, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Aceman.au

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    Hey looking for a cooler for my CPU... recommendations...
     
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    What kind of budget do you have?
     
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    Fairly large
     
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    I would say you can't go wrong with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283, could try the 1284 but with the offset heatpipes might not work as well, even with the bigger die of the Q6600.
     
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    Thanks man...
     
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    First, air or water? If air, the Ximagtek mentioned above is good. If you want water on a budget, get the Swiftech H20-220 Compact. It kept my Quad nice and cool.
     
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    Air... Water is too risky... Leakage=wreckage
     
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    Not really, not if use non conductive coolant and distilled water. I was nervous about that too, but once I saw how easy it was, I wont be worried next time.
     
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    You could always try Thermaltake's V1. Very nice and wicked design.
     
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    Na im right thanks....
     
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    I saw the True 120 Black edition and about spewed myself. Sick! I also am partial to the Sycthe Copper Ninja. Both are freakin sweet!
     
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    The "best" would prolly be liquid nitrogen
    The "cheapest" would prolly be the stock HSF included in the retail box

    However, for good value for the money, I would suggest the OCZ Vendetta for $22.
     
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    get the xigma, all the others r just imitators
     
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    If you get the rifle (xigma) then get the backplate for it too
     
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    I use Zalman's cpu air cooler works great, only con its really large :|
     
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