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    Cooling an E6600/965-DQ6

    Hey everyone,

    Its upgrade time again. I've been lurking on hexus for a few weeks, and as a result of all the existing posts, and various reviews, I put together:

    • Gigabyte 965-DQ6
    • 2GB OCZ 6400 PLATINUM
    • Seasonic PSU
    • BFG 8800
    • Core 2 Duo 6600


    So thats all in the bag, really. Only waiting on the processor now. Oh.. and the cooling

    My budget limits me to air cooling, and I need something that dosn't require a mount on the back of the board.(I want to keep my warranty ) I've got some moderate over clocking in mind, though.

    I'm looking at the Scythe Miné(24.19/Scan), but the reviews are a little mixed.

    I could stretch to the Zalman CNPS9500, but there's that damn heatsink again!

    So, how're you cooling your DQ6?

    v0x

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    Any of the big scythes are good, or theres the Arctic pro for cheaper, but less performance.

    How much have you got to spend?
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    Mounting a cooler using a backplate shouldn't void your warranty. Out of the Scythe Mine and the 9500(it uses a backplate for 775 btw) the scytche mine wins out everytime, that goes for just about all the scytches.

    For cheap and very good cooling a Ninja(or similar) can be fitted with dual 120mm fans which gives very good cooling, you'll need to get another set of fan mounts from scythe, but they'll send them you free.

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    Around 30 quid, really. Maybe a little more, if the 6600 price drops further

    Looks like i'll go for the Scythe Mine, good price point a couple of thumbs up seems enough to tip the balance away from some of the so-so reviews.

    Thanks for the input

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    Last edited by v0x; 23-04-2007 at 01:22 AM.

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    The noctua is a quality cooler, and this is a pretty good price for it:

    http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

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    CustomPC have a large roundup of HSFs in the current issue, should be able to find a copy in your local ASDA.

    Might be worth a quick read before buying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    Mounting a cooler using a backplate shouldn't void your warranty.
    Depends if it's a retail chip or not. You usually void the warranty on a retail CPU simply by changing from the retail cooler.

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    Go for the scythe ninja, its the best performing cooler that uses the standard intel push-pins.

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    Scythe Ninja
    E6600@3240 for general use
    I see temperatures beginning with a 2!

    Thats with AS5 and an Antec 900

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    200c?
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    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Oh look people go for the heaviest HSF , well I'm going for water cooling but the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro are good at there price and nice and light to

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    Heavy = more metal =(usuallly) bigger surface area=BETTER TEMPS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    Heavy = more metal =(usuallly) bigger surface area=BETTER TEMPS
    No not necessarily

    It's all about how you do it not about how big and heavy mine is

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    Show me a small air cooler that works better than the large ones
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