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Hi im Building a new Pc,
I'd just like some suggestion on what cpu cooler i should get,
i plan on getting a Q6700 Quad Core [ 2.66 ghz ]
My mother board will be a XFX 680i LT
and my case is a ULTRA X-Blaster Mid tower
ULTRA X-Blaster

So I'd Like a Nice Cooler that will work efficiently while gaming, small enough to fit in my pc, but can be large, and maybe some nice LEDs, and a good price rang of 30$ to 50$ or more depending on how good i see it as.

TigerDirect seems to not have much of a selection as i see, so a purchase from Newegg would be great and they'r cheaper :]

Edited by ^_^, 07 May 2008 - 05:34 PM.

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Ok.. looking at the casing picture, it has intake exhaust for processor cooling purpose.. While this may be beneficial for stock cooler, it actually deny the space needed for tower-style cooling.. Much of the current third-party processor heat-sink fan (HSF) have tower-style design.. So, you may need to remove the intake exhaust first before you can proceed with third-party HSF.. I personally recommend you Artic Cooling 7 Pro for its performance per price.. But if you want something nicer, perhaps you might want to have a look at Thermaltake Max Orb.. Reviews below:

http://www.techpower...rmaltake/MaxOrb

http://www.xsreviews...altake-max-orb/

http://www.overclock...xOrb/index.html


Be aware though that Thermaltake Max Orb is quite fussy to install :)
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While I used to suggest the Artic cooling as well, there is a new champion on the market.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233003
http://www.frostytec...?...2233&page=5
This heatsink uses a new technology called H.D.T. that allows it to achieve unparalleled performance. This cooler is nearly the best CPU air cooler on the market. Noctua is coming out with another impressive one, but I have difficulties in finding anyone stocking their products at reasonable prices in the USA. This is primarily due to them being manufactured in Austria.
Please note, you'll need to pick up some aftermarket thermal compound if you select this heatsink.
James

Edited by james_8970, 08 May 2008 - 03:44 AM.

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Well i couldnt find the Max orb on newegg, but i did find BLue Orb 2, but im still looking around, maybe ill consider the Xigmatek
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Don't get that max orb from Thermaltake, it's defiantly not worth it's $65, especially when you consider the Xigmatek is roughly half the price and performs much better.
James

Edited by james_8970, 08 May 2008 - 07:38 PM.

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