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GA-P35-DS3L / Q6600: Best CPU heatsink/fan?


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powerbuilder333

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I'm about to assemble a new build.
My mobo is a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L.
My CPU is a Q6600 GO.
What would be the best heatsink/fan for this combination of hardware? Simplicity is important, i.e. if I have to fight it (or modify it) to make it work, I don't want it.
Thank You.
PS: I'm leaning towards the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro.

Edited by powerbuilder333, 23 April 2008 - 11:35 AM.

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Do you plan on overclocking? If so, how much?

For no overclocking, the stock cooler is all you need.
For mild to moderate overclocking (up to about 3.4ghz), the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is a very good choice.
For further overclocking, you will want to look into high-end air cooling, such as the Thermalright 120 Ultra, or possibly water cooling.

Edited by stettybet0, 23 April 2008 - 03:19 PM.

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such as the Thermaltake 120 Ultra, or possibly water cooling.

Hi there,

I agree with stettybet0, just a point here that this should be the Thermalright 120 Ultra, not Thermaltake. (Similar manufacturer names)

Cheers

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Oops. :) Fixed. Thanks Troy.
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:)

It's an easy mistake to make. I've also seen it happen with some others that don't come to mind right now... :)

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Thanks for your replies.
I've never overclocked, but would like to someday give it a try, say 3.0 max.
Since I just was informed that I won a Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 on Ebay, that's what I'll go with - lol.
I hope to use the thermal paste that comes pre applied. How long after the first boot should I wait to try a burn in procedure? Is SisSoftSandra'04 still useful? I've read that it takes 200 hours of use for the thermal paste to set up properly.
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