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    CPU cooler for my Q6600

    I think I've stuck with the stock intel cooler for long enough. My Q6600 seems to start running quite hot after a bit of gaming and the stock fan starts getting louder and pretty much doing my head in. So I'm looking for a decent cooler to replace it, also I want to get a couple of 120mm fans for my antec 300, help with the airflow. So what do you guys recommend? I reckon around the £30 budget for the cooler.

    Was originally looking at the Xigmatek Red Scorpion cooler, but your thoughts on this or any cooler will be appreciated

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    Re: CPU cooler for my Q6600

    Titan Fenrir. Just got it to replace my stock. Temps went down from 70 to 50-60 in a practically non ventilated case.

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    Re: CPU cooler for my Q6600

    Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...57&subcat=1395

    If you can get this cheaper. I have had it for quite a while (didnt cost me that much) and its awesome.
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    Re: CPU cooler for my Q6600

    The Xigmatek kmac listed is probably the best you can do for under £30. It's the same as the Red Scorpion but with just a plain black fan instead of the slightly cooler transparent smoky black and orange fan with white LEDs.

    Others within your budget are the Akasa Nero and Akasa Freedom.

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    Re: CPU cooler for my Q6600

    Zalman ZM-F3s from scan seem quiet, don't know how they compare with Yate Loons though. See here: http://forums.hexus.net/chassis-syst...ans-cheap.html and http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...f3-fans-2.html

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    Re: CPU cooler for my Q6600

    Or better still order all from the same place so there's less postage hit

    Yate Loon D12SL-12
    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...5&cat=0&page=1

    OCZ Vendetta 2
    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...cat=223&page=1
    (basicaly the same as the Xigmatech but £18 )

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    Re: CPU cooler for my Q6600

    Have you used Speciatech a lot? I ordered some fans from them in Dec 09 and received them okay but if you look at their online reviewes, there are many complaints about non-resolution when things go wrong i.e. if products need to be returned for any reason

    See here: http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/w...cialtech.co.uk

    They have fans and other cooling bits at reasonable prices so peoples experience with the vendor would be appreciated

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    Re: CPU cooler for my Q6600

    Thanks guys, a lot of good options here, will take a look at them.

    The Xigmatek that was suggested looks good for the money. Yate Loons seem to be the choice for the fans and cheap as well.

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