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    Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Was hoping you friendly people would care to give suggestions towards what cpu fan i should get. my initial choice was the Zalman CNPS9700-NT Nvidia but i thought id see if i can get any better.

    If people do suggest the Thermaltake Ultra Extreme, kindly include what fan to get with it!

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    they all seem to be similar to some degree, no pun intended.
    if I was going for a CPU cooler, I'd most probably go with the Thermaltake Ultra, or a Scythe Mine, or a Tuniq 120. They're all very similar, so it just depends on taste

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    I bought a Scythe Mine and its extremely good. Better than i expected in fact.
    The temps never go over 37 degrees on load and its easy to fit as you dont need to take out the mobo.
    For £25 i dont think you can get better.

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Ive currently got a ThermalTake Ultra 120 on my e6600 and temps underload get no higher than 48C. Im gonna get a q6600 in the next few weeks and am gonna stick with the 120...its a great cooler...bit more expensive than some but you don't want to take chances with heat!

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by TMD View Post
    Ive currently got a ThermalTake Ultra 120 on my e6600 and temps underload get no higher than 48C. Im gonna get a q6600 in the next few weeks and am gonna stick with the 120...its a great cooler...bit more expensive than some but you don't want to take chances with heat!
    Can I just check something out here? The Ultra 120 - whenever I look for official info, I only ever find it for the ThermalRight Ultra 120. Yet aren't ThermalRight & ThermalTake two different companies? If I search for info anywhere on the Ultra 120 I find references to both the Thermaltake Ultra 120 & the ThermalRight Ultra 120, but it seems unlikely there would be two different products with such similar names from differing companies, so what's going on? It's also odd that I can't find official info on a Thermaltake Ultra 120. Oh & the above also applies to the Ultra 120 Extreme, which would make it even more of a coincidence if both existed.
    However the only other explanation is that all the references to the Thermaltake Ultra 120 (Extreme) are a result of confusion over the company name which seems equally unlikely. This has been puzzling me for most of this week

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by mroz View Post
    Can I just check something out here? The Ultra 120 - whenever I look for official info, I only ever find it for the ThermalRight Ultra 120. Yet aren't ThermalRight & ThermalTake two different companies? If I search for info anywhere on the Ultra 120 I find references to both the Thermaltake Ultra 120 & the ThermalRight Ultra 120, but it seems unlikely there would be two different products with such similar names from differing companies, so what's going on? It's also odd that I can't find official info on a Thermaltake Ultra 120. Oh & the above also applies to the Ultra 120 Extreme, which would make it even more of a coincidence if both existed.
    However the only other explanation is that all the references to the Thermaltake Ultra 120 (Extreme) are a result of confusion over the company name which seems equally unlikely. This has been puzzling me for most of this week
    sorry...its a thermalright ultra 120. There is a company called thermaltake who do cooling as well. but the ultra 120 is def thermalright...my mistake!

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by TMD View Post
    sorry...its a thermalright ultra 120. There is a company called thermaltake who do cooling as well. but the ultra 120 is def thermalright...my mistake!
    Thanks for the info, but there's the thing: it's not just your mistake. Of all the user references to the Ultra 120, on forums & the like, probably more than half call it the Thermaltake Ultra 120. Strikes me as odd. I can only assume Thermaltake is a much better known company & it is just accidental.

    Mind you, people usually love pointing out mistakes & one thing I didn't find was a post correcting such mistakes. Instead there are lots of threads where the participants happily engage in a long discussion about this non existent item.
    Last edited by mroz; 11-08-2007 at 08:37 PM.

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by mroz View Post
    Thanks for the info, but there's the thing: it's not just your mistake. Of all the user references to the Ultra 120, on forums & the like, probably more than half call it the Thermaltake Ultra 120. Strikes me as odd. I can only assume Thermaltake is a much better known company & it is just accidental.

    Mind you, people usually love pointing out mistakes & one thing I didn't find was a post correcting such mistakes. Instead there are lots of threads where the participants happy engage in a long discussion about this non existent item.
    i guess its what comes from having too companies with very similar names selling the same kind of cooling product for pcs...people are gonna make mistakes

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by TMD View Post
    i guess its what comes from having too companies with very similar names selling the same kind of cooling product for pcs...people are gonna make mistakes
    I suppose so & I doubt Thermaltake mind

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    I also recommend the Tuniq Tower 120. It's a tad cheaper than the Thermalright and it's cooling capabilities are supposed to be very similar.

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    I think ill most probably stick with my initial choice of a zalman cnps9700-nt. was just wondering if anyone would know if itll have a good enough clearance on an evga 680i mobo?

    cheers
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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    the socket on that board is pretty close to the edge. depending on your case and setup you may have problems, but it should fit fine fitted on its side. but it means the air intake and exhaust may not be in the correct position you want.

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Hi,

    did you check this out:

    frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm (won't let me do the www part as I don't have enough posts)

    I went for the akasa 965 - wish I could tell you the results but I'm waiting for a G0 Q6600 to test it.

    But it got great reviews for cooling and being quiet.

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Frostytech use a synthetic chamber. Also they only ever show the low speed result for the unit being reviewed, which makes comparisons difficult if you want to avoid a jet engine on/under your desk.

    I prefer the Anandtech reviews as they use a proper, and normal, setup. They haven't reviewed the Akasa, but they run the big twers with the same (and quiet) S-Flex fan. All of those would best the Akasa on both temp and noise (cf the Asus Silent Square Pro). Their only downside is their sheer size.

    Of the smaller HSFs the Zerotherm BTF-90 seems to do OK in the region of 9x400 and is one I may try out.

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Hi Thorsson,

    frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2137&page=4

    they seem to have a list of both low and high speeds and noise output at each level. They don't have the asus silent but they have the asus square and in the tables it is better for noise but not for temperature.
    But I'm really only going on this one review and would like to see one from Anandtech also.

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    Re: Q6600 Cooling Fan

    Apart from the review, they only have the stock and one other on low. Many of the other HSFs, e.g. the Zalman 9700, come with fan adjustors specifically to allow you to choose exactly the level of noise you're happy to put up with. I know they did a low measurement for the Zalman but it's not shown in this table.

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