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dhitchner

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I'm looking for a good cooling unit for my Intel Q6600. I might be doing some over-clocking so I figure I better not stick with the retail version. Is there any good deals out there for one right now? I've been looking and haven't found anything that stands out yet. Thank you.
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I would give Tigerdirect.com and Newegg.com a try, they usually have good deals on PC components and electronics. They might actually have a mini sale going on.
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yeah i've checked both of them, I'm thinking about the Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX from NewEgg for $21 w/ shipping. But not sure yet.
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What is your budget?
There are lots out there.
A cheap one would be an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro that's around $35. I have this but it seems like it doesn't change my idle temp, its good for load though as mine doesn't reach 60C (I think its around 55C, I can't remember)
There's quite a few people that went with these:
Thermalright Ultima-90 + a fan
Thermalright Ultra-12 Extreme + a fan

You just have to make sure these would fit in your case.
I would also suggest getting a different thermal paste, the one that came with my Arctic cooling freezer pro was too much that when I had to take it off, there were some paste almost overflowing (which would not be good for the pins).

My idle temps are between 32-39C.

Edited by kamille316, 17 March 2008 - 03:05 PM.

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I am trying to get something under $30 right now. My case should be plenty big, it's a Antec Nine Hundred. In the future I might buy one more expensive if it looks like I'm running too warm.
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My bad, Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is only $26.99 after rebate.

Edited by kamille316, 17 March 2008 - 04:10 PM.

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It doesn't look like that one is compatible with my 775 Socket.
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Fixed, sorry about that.
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