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Which CPU Cooler should I choose?

casper250c

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I'm looking to replace my ThermalTake Polo but I am unsure which cooler to choose..

I've narrowed it down to these 3 choices,

1- XIGMATEK HDT-S1283

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003


2- ZALMAN 9700

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019


3- ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887011


Thanks in advance

Also space is not an issue as I am now in an NZXT Tempest so I have plenty of room the only stipulation is that I want the fan to blow at the rear of the case..
 
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id go with your first choice, the Xigmatek.
 

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I love my Xigmatek!! 40-45c @ 3.2ghz, but then again its really hot where I am so im sure its alot better.
 

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easy XIGMATEK HDT-S1283
is one of the best coolers.
 
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I would definitely get the Xigmatek. They tend to do alot better then other coolers. I have used them and never had a problem. Also in reviews i have seen them beet the TRUE!
 

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easy XIGMATEK HDT-S1283
is one of the best coolers.
+1 for Xigmatech. I have an OCZ Vendetta which is a relabeled Xigmatech. The direct contact heatpipes are fantastic. But be sure to get advice on how to apply the thermal paste properly. It makes a big difference.
 

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+1 for Xigmatech. I have an OCZ Vendetta which is a relabeled Xigmatech. The direct contact heatpipes are fantastic. But be sure to get advice on how to apply the thermal paste properly. It makes a big difference.
yeah. You will want to put a vary small line of TIM on each side of the heat pipe then put the TIM on the CPU like you would any other HSF.I did it that way and i got the best temps using it like that.