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    What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    I need to buy a new CPU cooler for my Q6600. Whats the best one to buy atm? Would prefer one with IGA1366 capability aswell. I intend to overclock to around 3.6Ghz.


    Any ideas?

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    I have been using a Scythe Mine Rev B since I got my Q6600 and have easily OC'd to 3.6GHz, though lately dropped it back to 3GHz as I didnt need the extra juice.

    I used Artic Silver themal paste as well....

    Cat's suggestion looks good though, and is cheaper than the Scythe cooler.

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    The AK-967 sure does look good for the price, I've got one being delivered tomorrow and will be overclocking the C2D E5200. Will let you know how it goes..

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    i would go with a prolimatech Megahalem, currently the best air cooler available and is 1366 capable, and also isn't as expensive as a TRUE.

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    yea, I was looking at that one before, had really good reviews. but would you recommend i add a fan to it?

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    I've got the Akasa Nero 967 on a Q6700 overclocked to 3.4Ghz, keeps things nice and cool and quiet!
    I bought it on the bases of the frostytech review and the fact that of all the many coolers they have reviewed, it was (at the time) in the top 10 for cooling and top 10 for noise.

    1 standard fan btw
    Last edited by circuitmonkey; 24-08-2009 at 05:20 PM. Reason: no. fans added

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    Looks a decent cooler, didn't know it performed well.

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    How much are you looking to spend koldjg?

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    Quote Originally Posted by UseItNow View Post
    Looks a decent cooler, didn't know it performed well.
    Yer, and for only £25 quid I couldn't justify spending nearly double for marginally better cooling performance and more noise

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    Freezer 7 pro can be had for around £15 though cant it ?
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    The Akasa Nero also has multiple mounting brackets too. IMHO it looks great for the money.


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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Freezer 7 pro can be had for around £15 though cant it ?
    Probably, but its getting a bit dated these days. I was actually running one on my old build (now the gf's) and would handle mild overclocking.

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    Quote Originally Posted by circuitmonkey View Post
    Probably, but its getting a bit dated these days. I was actually running one on my old build (now the gf's) and would handle mild overclocking.
    QFE.

    I'd say if you're sticking to any kind of budget go for the Nero because the difference between the performance of it and the 'Megahalems' is gonna be minimal. The only thing I dislike about it is that aesthetically it looks quite 'simple' - in my case it didn't matter because i'm using the Antec 300 (no window).

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    I'd say £40 my max. And I'm not looking for something cheap but It's gotta be worth the extra spend. The AK-967 does look pretty decent but just wondering if there's anything better out there since it came out.

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    Re: What CPU cooler for Q6600?

    http://www.thecoolingshop.com/produc...oducts_id/2543

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