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Need Help for my Q6600 Cooling solution

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



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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#10
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.
 
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