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A Hyper 212 is plenty to cool a Phenom 2 at 4ghz, trust me
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I actually just replaced my Zalman 9700NT. It kept my Q6600 at idle temps of 50C and load temps of 70C.

I replaced the Zalman with the Corsair H60 closed loop water cooler and boy am I impressed with the results. Not only did it improve my temps by 10C but it is whisper quiet.

If you are interested in the 9700NT I will sell you my old one for $25 + shipping used it all of 6 months.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181015
I get paid again on the 28th. It would keep my cpu much cooler though right? never had a water cooling setup before. Would i just mount it where my rear case fan currently is?
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TR-Archon or Zalman 11X.
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Would this thing fit inside my case? Really liking the way it looks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Also like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089
Edited by amdcpu4life - 7/18/11 at 12:01am
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I get paid again on the 28th. It would keep my cpu much cooler though right? never had a water cooling setup before. Would i just mount it where my rear case fan currently is?
A closed-loop water cooler is technically water cooled because there is liquid present in the line but it is nothing like your traditional water cooler. This is all pre-assembled in one piece so you do not ever have to monitor or change the water.

On the H60 the radiator mounts where your rear exhaust fan is currently and the heat sink fixes to your CPU like any other HSF.

I am unsure how the Zalman 9700NT would handle your particular chip and OC. I know it kept my Q6600 stable 24/7 on a 1.2Ghz overclock on air.

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Would this thing fit inside my case? Really liking the way it looks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
Your case is deep enough to house that heat sink but I do not know how much clearance you have between where your CPU mounts on your motherboard and where your graphics card rests. I think more important than looks is how efficient the cooling is and how much noise a specific cooler creates.

I think most air coolers are getting laughably big these days. The Noctua ND-14 is probably one of the most hilarious things I have seen installed on a computer despite it being the best air cooler in the market is is also bigger than my fists.

The reason I got the Corsair H60 was not only because it is an efficient cooling system but it is also a lot smaller than what you see today. Thus I imagine the H60 would fit in many cases of all sizes.
Edited by Internets - 7/18/11 at 12:03am
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Prolima Megashadow has worked great for me
been 4.14ghz for months on end with no temps over 60,
but mostly at 40 to 50 deg.
the newer version has stronger screws to hold it down so should be even better
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Would this thing fit inside my case? Really liking the way it looks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Also like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089
I don't think the V8 is as good as any of the others mentioned, but I could be wrong. I think the V6 is supposed to be better. I like damric's ideas a lot, though.
 
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A closed-loop water cooler is technically water cooled because there is liquid present in the line but it is nothing like your traditional water cooler. This is all pre-assembled in one piece so you do not ever have to monitor or change the water.

On the H60 the radiator mounts where your rear exhaust fan is currently and the heat sink fixes to your CPU like any other HSF.

I am unsure how the Zalman 9700NT would handle your particular chip and OC. I know it kept my Q6600 stable 24/7 on a 1.2Ghz overclock on air.



Your case is deep enough to house that heat sink but I do not know how much clearance you have between where your CPU mounts on your motherboard and where your graphics card rests. I think more important than looks is how efficient the cooling is and how much noise a specific cooler creates.

I think most air coolers are getting laughably big these days. The Noctua ND-14 is probably one of the most hilarious things I have seen installed on a computer despite it being the best air cooler in the market is is also bigger than my fists.

The reason I got the Corsair H60 was not only because it is an efficient cooling system but it is also a lot smaller than what you see today. Thus I imagine the H60 would fit in many cases of all sizes.
Looks to be about 3 inches from where my gpu is and at least 1 inch from the second ram slot.
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Also FRIOCK or antec Kuhler 920 (the more expensive one with the thick radiator).
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Only want to spend $60 max on a solution.
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