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Recommend me a new CPU cooler for my Q6600...I'm going to be overclocking :)

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I can't find my 775 brackets for my Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX and I'm not going to mess around trying to find it. I'm looking to spend between $40-$70 on a CPU cooler so suggestions are welcome. THANKS
    
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Apparently the OCZ Vendetta 2 is now the best. http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=9
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Tuniq tower or True
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TRUE nuff said.
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Petras says TRUE

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Originally Posted by amped View Post
Apparently the OCZ Vendetta 2 is now the best. http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=9
Interesting results. That looks promising.
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no to the OCZ. imagine trying to lap that thing and bust the heatpipes. i say TRUE even though i still use a BT

a LOT of people here are using a lapped TRUE with phenomenal temps.
    
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Originally Posted by blazin-asian View Post
no to the OCZ. imagine trying to lap that thing and bust the heatpipes. i say TRUE even though i still use a BT

a LOT of people here are using a lapped TRUE with phenomenal temps.
yeah true but there plain ugly compared to the sexy Tuniq
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Originally Posted by blazin-asian View Post
no to the OCZ. imagine trying to lap that thing and bust the heatpipes. i say TRUE even though i still use a BT

a LOT of people here are using a lapped TRUE with phenomenal temps.
Are heatpipes hollow? I never really thought about it. If they are they aren't thin, on my BT at least, so unless you sanded the life out of it with some rough sandpaper, i don't see lapping to a mirror finish taking off THAT much.
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post #10 of 18
DEFINETLY GO WITH THE ZEROTHERM NIRVANA! Just got it in February, and i couldnt be happier. At 4 ghz i stay below 50 celius with the fan set as slow as it can go!! This thing is amazing, and its one of the best looking cpu coolers out there! YOu wont be dissapointed!!

link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835887011

this thing looks so nice in my case!! NOT TO LOUD EITHER!!
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