Q6600 Cooler

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Q6600 Cooler

Post by hnzw_rui » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:02 am

I'm planning on getting a Q6600 and overclocking it. Nothing extreme, just around 3.0GHz. What CPU cooler would you suggest for under $50 shipped? I'm currently looking at the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and the Scythe SCMNJ-1000 Ninja Mini. Which is easier to install? I've got the vertical clearance (Antec P182) but how about horizontally? Would it block any slots on my mobo or something? Specs are in the sig.
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Re: Q6600 Cooler

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:10 am

Go with the freezer 7. For the money it's a solid performer.

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Re: Q6600 Cooler

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:45 am

For the money -

KINGWIN Revolution RVT-12025 H.D.T. - Pricing
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 - Pricing

Both are under $40 and are good price versus performance.

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Re: Q6600 Cooler

Post by bubba » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:23 am

Another option would be the OCZ Vendetta can be found for around $30. Seen reviews of it with the Q6600 oc'd to 3.6 keeping temps in the low 60's under load.
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Re: Q6600 Cooler

Post by Bwall » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:33 pm

I have the Kingwin Apop mentioned above and would buy another in a heartbeat. The Xigmatek is identical except the fan doesn't ship attached to the sink, this would be the one I would buy at the moment. It cools within a degree or two of my $60 (+plus $12 fan) Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme...which is the top air cooler currently.
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Re: Q6600 Cooler

Post by dgood » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:14 pm

I'm with Dan and Apop's choices. the Freezer 7 is arguably the best for the money out there. I've used many of them on many different processor. Never dissapointed.
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Re: Q6600 Cooler

Post by ibleet » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:12 am

Definitely Freezer 7 Pro. I just put one on a Q6600 build and its a very solid cooler so far. Only issue is that it blocks the first DIMM slot if you have ram with high heatsink like OCZ Reaper. Otherwise excellent value for the money.

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