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As some of you may know the E6550 runs stock at 2.33 Ghz. Right now i have the Intel stock cooler on it. However i was thinking of buying.

This http://www.xoxide.com/tuniq-t-120-hsf.html

Or more prefferably http://www.xoxide.com/tuniq-t-120led-hsf.html

Mostly because most of my computer has a blue LED on it. Anyway. Is this a good cooler for the job? I'm hoping to Overclock to about 2.7 or 3.0, Although i dont really want to reduce the life of my processor by alot. Another thing i was thinking of buying was an 8800 GT from BFG (512 mb ) to replace my 8600 GT (256 mb) is that worth the upgrade?
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that'll do. but, you can hit 3.1Ghz on Stock cooling. i have. (Personal rig)
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You should easily be able to hit 3.0. I have had mine oc'd to 3.5 with the tuniq tower for over 6 months with no problems.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...50-3-5ghz.html

It would definitely be worth replacing your 8600 with the 8800 GT
    
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that cooler is fine. i had my e6550 at 3.2 with an zalman 9500, temps never got over 55c. you should see a deccent difference if you upgrade from a 8600gt to a 8800gt.
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Alright thanks ill probably buy the tuniq today and overclock it but go for the other hardware later
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Looks good
Also..I live in Canada (near Toronto), and I ordered the TT120 blue LED from xoxide last tuesday..still hasnt come Anyone know how long I'm going to have to wait?
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I've ordered from xoxide before it can take up to 2 weeks
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