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Need help deciding on cooling for X6800!

Poll Results: Which Do I Get?

 
  • 6% (1)
    Noctua
  • 0% (0)
    Scythe
  • 12% (2)
    Big Typhoon
  • 50% (8)
    Tuniq Tower
  • 12% (2)
    CoolIT Tec
  • 0% (0)
    Vigor Monsoon
  • 18% (3)
    Go back to water.
16 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Which HSF should I get for my X6800 ES, it runs really hot! (This Zalman aint cutting it!)

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/52...l?tl=g40c14s52

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/50...l?tl=g40c14s52

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14...l?tl=g40c14s52

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14...l?tl=g40c14s52

Or, do I suck it up and purchase:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/23...tl=g30c105s189

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835702002

Or do I suck up my fears and install the watercooling I already own in my system (im afraid of a leak taking out my 8800GTX that CANNOT be rmad).
post #2 of 10
TUNIQ TOWER!! definately mate
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post #3 of 10
In no particular order.

Tuniq
Noctua
Scythe

I have a Noctua and It is amazing (C2D and Noctua are lapped)
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post #4 of 10
Get the Tuniq Tower 120, while they last: http://www.svc.com/tuniq.html

Coolerguys just sold out as soon as the word was spread out, so next it'll be svc.
post #5 of 10
Use water with non conductive fluid

leak test 24 hrs just in case
    
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post #6 of 10
Go with water cooling. You might wan to try pelt cooling aswell. You have a X6800 ES, there's no point of having one without subzero temperatures.

You might also want to look into phase.
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post #7 of 10
Save for this or something like this.
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post #8 of 10
Just go all out and buy this www.istockphoto.com/.../Winter_shack.html
Easily keep your computer in the negatives on air
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post #9 of 10
Tuniq Tower 120!!!
    
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tuniq
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