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    Best HSF and motherboard for intel C2D

    I am about to buy components for a new pc and I was wondering what HSF is good at the moment, I have heard alot about the Scythe infinity and I am considering it however I have heard of compatibility problems with certain cases/mobos. I am getting a Antec p182 case.

    Also what motherboard is good for Core 2 Duo? Is the Asus p5b deluxe any good?

    Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated as well

    The other components I have decided on at the moment:

    Antec 182
    2gb Geil ultra ram pc6400
    C2D E6700
    8800gtx
    Tagan U35 700watt PSU
    2x seagate 400gb HDD

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    Depends what you intend to do with it. Will you be overclocking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Depends what you intend to do with it. Will you be overclocking?
    Yes, I intend to overclock.

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    Best air cooler at the moment appears to be the Thermalright extreme 120.

    P5B deluxe is a great board, the P5K deluxe is possibly better.

    I would go with E6600 instead of E6700, better bang for buck.
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    • xAmritx's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi
      • CPU:
      • E6600 Core2Duo
      • Memory:
      • 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix PC-6400 DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 750GB Western Digital WD7500AAKS | 750GB Seagate Barricuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTX OC2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W
      • Case:
      • Antec P182 Windowed
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    Thermalright Extreme 120

    with a

    Scythe S-Flex 1600rpm fan


    Get a voltage controller to change fan speed.

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    abit QuadGT is a great board. Tuniq Tower 120 was King of the air coolers, but sems to heve now been trumped by the Thermalright Extreme 120. An E6600 might be a more economical CPU option and they clock well, but the E6700 is great value now and clocks well.

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    i love my freezer 7 pro ! e6600 cpu btw

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    Thanks for the replies, I have noticed that the thermalright 120 extreme is very heavy (nearly 800g), would this be a problem when moving my case around? Occasionally I bring my PC to other peoples places for LANs etc.

    Also would it fit in a p182 with no modifications?

    Finally is there much difference between the freezer pro 7 and the thermalright 120 if I am bringing the processor to around 3.4 ghz? would there be CPU stability problems with the freezer 7 if I went higher than 3.4? I am asking this because the freezer 7 in the UK is under 20GBP ($40) whilst the thermalright is round about 45gbp ($90) without the fan which is another $20.

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    My friend has his e6600 clocked to 3.4 with a freezer 7 pro an his load temps are around 47 degrees so they are very good, however a thermalright would probably be a good 5 degrees cooler if not more than that.

    AS for the weight it is bolted through the motherboard and it does have a backplate to spread the load so as long as you dont throw your pc around you should be fine.

    But i would definately consider an 6600 over the 6700 and either a asus p5b or p5k deluxe or an abit quadgt.

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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
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    That would be me lol

    3.4GHz with my freezer 7 gives around 36 Idle and 47-48 loaded.

    I'm going to see how the Skythe Ninja Does next week when my next build arrives.

    I would probably get the non extreme thermalright 120 if it were my money..theres little difference between them in the reviews... 1 degree maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkh13 View Post
    Thanks for the replies, .........Also would it fit in a p182 with no modifications?
    I have a Tuniq Tower 120 in a P180 - it fits fine, so you need to compare the size specs of the TT 120 against the Thermalright 120 Extreme and work it out. They look similar, but I have not checked.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jkh13 View Post
    Finally is there much difference between the freezer pro 7 and the thermalright 120 if I am bringing the processor to around 3.4 ghz?
    ... Yes - this is where the better cooler will be an advantage 3.4 is quite a target - not a guarrenteed one.
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