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Another newby who wants some answers. Any idea what are cheap CPU coolers for core 2 duo E6320. Mine isnt doing the job i want. Cheers
    
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TT120? what's cheap?
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post #3 of 24
I agree, and cheap is relative to cash on hand.
What's your budget?
  
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post #4 of 24
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under $100AUS so bout $82US. A bit over is ok. I was thinking maybe a Zalman Golden Orb 2. Any other suggestions??
    
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post #5 of 24
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Also with my E6320 what do you think that i can get out of it. Stock Clock is at 186 and i am running it at 2016Mhz core clock with 288Mhz FSB at the moment but it is getting too hot (therefore i am looking for a new CPU fan)
    
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post #6 of 24
you call $ 82 budget ?? get a tuniq tower (it is considerd to be the best)and some artic silver, you will be fine
    
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post #7 of 24
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sorry, that price i gave is wrong. It is more like $50US and i'd rather stay away from the huge designs like the tuniq tower if possible. What do you think of the zalman golden orb II or the thermaltake big typhoon. Also, when you guys post suggestions could you pls give the full names of products (i cant really identify the abbreviations )
    
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post #8 of 24
uh you cant buy a watercooling setup for that money....
    
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post #9 of 24
TT BT (ThermalTake Big Typhoon) for the win!!!!!! i have one on a 4300 heavilly overclocked and my temps are awesome. if you look around you can find them easily for under 50 bucks
    
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post #10 of 24
Your budget restricts you to air.

But... high-end air will out perform low-end water.

Thermalright 120
Tuniq tower
Noctua 120
Thermaltake V1
...and yes, the Big Typhoon is the George Foreman of coolers - aging, but still packs an enormous wallop!

Essentially try to look at large tower coolers that accomodate a 120mm fan. Other subtleties to look at are surface area, and the quality of soldered joints.

Good luck!
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