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post #1 of 25
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Hi,
I'm building a new PC in a few weeks and after researching for HOURS, I finally settled on a q6600 instead of an e8400. I also want to overclock, and I realized the stock cooler on the q6600 doesn't cut it. I found a Zalman 9500A on newegg and I can't seem to find any reliable reviews on how it works with a GA-P35-ds3l and a q6600. I've seen that many people here use 9700s but I'm not sure it will fit in the case I'm planning on using as it's old and...custom. So i was wondering if a 9500a will be adequate for between 3 or 3.4 ghz. Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 25
This Xigmatek should work.
Edited by EmerilLIVE - 5/19/08 at 5:40pm
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post #3 of 25
Many people who use q6600 for OCing use the 9700. Thats what I'm getting. Heard it was reliable for keeping your CPU cool.

Though for a bit more than the 9700, you can get a TRUE.
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post #4 of 25
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Yeah thats why I'm unsure. Im just worried that it will hit my power supply and the side of my case door. Newegg says that its about 5 inches from side to side and a little bit more than 5 inches deep, but im not sure if im reading that correctly. The 9500 seemed to be smallish enough but I couldn't find out if it was a big difference than the 9700.
    
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post #5 of 25
I have my power supply at the bottom of my case. I'm not sure if the TRUE fit in my case so i got the 9700. I think the main thing taht is different is the fan in the 9700. Its more efficient? I need to research a lot more about Zalman products. I'm new to this so you can't always take my word.
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Haha me too, theres so much I have no idea about and im worried itll all come to bite me on build day. I guess I may have to spring for a new case for an adequate cooelr, and i've heard good things about the antec 900 you have. THe case im planning on using now is about 8 years old and housed one of the first p4's when I got it. I cut a square out of the side to add a polycarbonate door. It looks cool, but i doubt itll fit stuff. i just did it to save a few bucks, probably won't be a good idea.
    
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post #7 of 25
Cool. I like my A900. I haven't changed it yet. Cable management is hell with that case. So far, I've looked and saw that the 9700 fan goes a bit faster than the 9500a. Also, the 9700 has bigger dimensions than the 9500 which means it spreads off more heat.
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post #8 of 25
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Yeah that sounds reasonable. I think im going to try the 9500 first but if my case setup goes to hell ill just get an antec, since i was thinking about it anyway. and then probably a 9700. thanks a lot though, it helps to see what other people think of coolers because thats what i know least about.
    
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post #9 of 25
well i used to use a 9700 in an extremely small case (like a mini tower) and i had no problems with clearence
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post #10 of 25
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really? the motherboard i chose, the ga-p35-ds3l has the socket rather close to the end of the board, which is right up against my PSU. how much did the 9700 extend over the side of the motherboard on your build?
    
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