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post #11 of 37
Definitely the Xigmatek. It's up there with the TRUE in terms of performance.
 
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Well like I said, either cooler will be using the stock fans. I don't have the cash for fans too .
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post #13 of 37
I use the arctic freezer for my q6600, it works ok I guess, apparently the xigmatek is better though so go for that
    
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I think the arctic freezers performance is the same as the Zalman CNPS9500...(I have both)

I just got my Xigmatek in today and Wow its nice! I am still waiting for my Thermalright bolt on kit though before I install it. So yeah I think you should go for the Xigmatek just because it performs about equal as the TRUE
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Well like I said, either cooler will be using the stock fans. I don't have the cash for fans too .
Can you hold off on OCing until you can buy what you want? That's what I'm going to do. I went with my stuff and will be going to a better cooler later this summer (stock clocks right now). Just a thought....
    
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Can you hold off on OCing until you can buy what you want? That's what I'm going to do. I went with my stuff and will be going to a better cooler later this summer (stock clocks right now). Just a thought....
No I cannot, this isn't my machine. It's for my dad. No, I don't live with my parents....I'm still their computer guy though.

Once I order the rest of the parts, it'll be installed and finished. Overclocking will be an added bonus. Its 12 hours Prime95 blended stable at 3.0GHz, 1.23v though. So all I really need is just lowered temps from stock (75*C stock cooler). If it can overclock higher with a better cooler, so be it. It'll just be an added bonus.
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Can you hold off on OCing until you can buy what you want? That's what I'm going to do. I went with my stuff and will be going to a better cooler later this summer (stock clocks right now). Just a thought....
hold off on ocing on a overclocking site >.<
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I see you persuaded him to get a better graphics card in the end
    
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I see you persuaded him to get a better graphics card in the end
Well depends on if the 9600GT can be modded into a Quadro. That thread hasn't seen ANY action yet sadly . The FX1400 in my sig is just an XFX 6800 XT card that was soft modded into a Quadro card. HOPING to do the same with a 9600GT.
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post #20 of 37
Well if you are still considering the Xigmatek, there will be issues with the NB cooler if mounting vertical. A horizontal mount is the only thing possible with that combo. I recently did a build with a Q9450, Dark T2RS, and this cooler, I had to do a horizontal mount. Fortunately the case had two 120mm exhaust fans on top, so it made sense to mount it that way.
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