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    Quad Core Cooler?

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    Anyone got any advice on a silent but efficient cpu cooler for a quad core q6600. i want to over clock a little not anything overkill. whats ya recommendations?

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    I think you will struggle to find anything that will be efficient and quiet with an overclocked quad core, but it will depend on your individual cpu.

    The heatsink of choice at the moment seems to be the Thermalright Extreme, but it works best with a higher cfm fan.

    There are some quads on the way with slightly less heat output, so maybe when they arrive, the cooler situation will be better.
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    Using a ultra 120 on my Q6600 at the moment with a sflex 1600 rpm fan. Keeps it nice and cool with very little noise, but I'm not overclocking.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=57&subcat= 120 Ultra

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=57&subcat= 120 ultra Extreme

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=533394 1600 rpm sflex.

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    looks huge that, wouldnt it be alot of strain on the brackets when its stood up right. also what happens when your transporting it anywhere

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    Seems fine on mine, didn't feel particularly heavy either....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulq View Post
    looks huge that, wouldnt it be alot of strain on the brackets when its stood up right. also what happens when your transporting it anywhere
    They are big heatsinks, hence why they do such a good job on the cooling front. Once on they are very secure, but I would not go chucking my case in the back of a car or anything like that. If you need to transport you case about alot, maybe these are not the best choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trash Man View Post
    They are big heatsinks, hence why they do such a good job on the cooling front. Once on they are very secure, but I would not go chucking my case in the back of a car or anything like that. If you need to transport you case about alot, maybe these are not the best choice.
    Cheers for the advice, anyone had any experience with the zalman coolers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulq View Post
    Cheers for the advice, anyone had any experience with the zalman coolers?
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ight=mega+test

    Review roundup of 25 775 coolers, might be helpful to you.

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    thx for the heads up, im no further on hehe. that sync mine looks big but they said it was light and got a good review!

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    Simple fact of the matter is that you are going to need a beefy cooler for the quad due to the amount of heat it puts out. Add to that your desire for a bit of overclocking (albeit modest), you're going to need a top notch cooler.

    For me, you may as well just get the Thermalright Ultra-120 (or eXtreme). Why settle for second (or third) best. Either that, or get a dual core not a quad.

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    i've had experience of both but not with a quad. your best bet imo would be the thermalright
    see Zalman 9500 AT v Thermalright Ultra 120 as you canb see the ultra gives about 5C cooler than the zalman . there is a bigger zalman but i don't think it will outperform the extreme.
    The thermalright is bulky but there are bigger. It does feel secure when bolted on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_P View Post
    Simple fact of the matter is that you are going to need a beefy cooler for the quad due to the amount of heat it puts out. Add to that your desire for a bit of overclocking (albeit modest), you're going to need a top notch cooler.

    For me, you may as well just get the Thermalright Ultra-120 (or eXtreme). Why settle for second (or third) best. Either that, or get a dual core not a quad.

    thx for the advice phil. looks like ill have to take the plunge on this one

    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks View Post
    i've had experience of both but not with a quad. your best bet imo would be the thermalright
    see Zalman 9500 AT v Thermalright Ultra 120 as you canb see the ultra gives about 5C cooler than the zalman . there is a bigger zalman but i don't think it will outperform the extreme.
    The thermalright is bulky but there are bigger. It does feel secure when bolted on

    luck

    Cheers supershanks do you know who has got these in stock?

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    Cheers supershanks do you know who has got these in stock?
    sorry m8 i'm on water now , so not tracking them. i got the zalman from aria but their pretty easy to get anywhere. thermalright have fewer stockists ocuk, specialtech & kustompc have them i think.

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    Ebuyer has the thermalright ultra-120 and extreme both in stock, and at good prices too:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/searc...olShowAll=true

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