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Thermalright Ultra 120 is hands down the best, on more than one test it has come out on top of even some TEC coolers. Also, about the RAM, I would suggest going for some higher quality 800mhz RAM, and getting 4GB to pair with Vista x64. I dont think its worth it for the 1066.

EDIT* The Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme will be as quiet as the fan you pair onto it, usually as long as there is a fan on it, it cools amazingly well. High RPM fans havent shown to make a big drop in temperature.
    
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Originally Posted by arekieh View Post
Thermalright Ultra 120 is hands down the best, on more than one test it has come out on top of even some TEC coolers. Also, about the RAM, I would suggest going for some higher quality 800mhz RAM, and getting 4GB to pair with Vista x64. I dont think its worth it for the 1066.

EDIT* The Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme will be as quiet as the fan you pair onto it, usually as long as there is a fan on it, it cools amazingly well. High RPM fans havent shown to make a big drop in temperature.
Sadly, I am not running Vista as my main OS.

edit: Ultra 120 ex. w/ fm121 FTW
post #13 of 40
Tuniq tower (though pricey), Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme are the most common IMHO.

I use a Zerotherm BTF90 (which was $29.99 after MIR) on my Q6600 and my temps are fine, so you might be able to use that.
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Sadly, I am not running Vista as my main OS.

edit: Ultra 120 ex. w/ fm121 FTW
If your not going for Vista, than 2GB of DDR2 1066 would be better, and yes TRUE + FM121 FTW
    
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Just so you know, quiet and fast dont really go hand in hand. I have a zalman, and its nothing special... i just got tired of running the stock cooler, and was too impatient to wait for a TRUE. my advice is do it right the first time.
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Just so you know, quiet and fast dont really go hand in hand. I have a zalman, and its nothing special... i just got tired of running the stock cooler, and was too impatient to wait for a TRUE. my advice is do it right the first time.
Agreed, i made the same mistake with a gigabyte cooler. Also Mnishimura00: What GPU do u have? its not in your system specs
    
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So...

Now, Im seriously thinking about Vista.

2GB and XP Pro OR 4GB and Vista Ultimate x64?

Which will be faster boot time/more responsive while in the OS?
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro can and has taken a E8400 to beyond 4Ghz with safe temps. That is best of the best for the price to performance ratio.
     
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Ive got the cooler figured out .

I need an answer to post #18 pls
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