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post #11 of 15
-Xigmatek for cheapness and if you really dont want to lap

-Tuniq Tower for the extra umph and ability to lap

-TRUE, of course.
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post #12 of 15
ifx-14 if you want true temps but less noise.
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post #13 of 15
Ok basically.
Tuniq is overpriced. (49.99 for a mediocre HSF? No thanks)
So is the Zalman.
OCZ Vendetta 2 isn't worth it much. (49.99?)
TRUE expensive as hell. (50+)
IFX is also expensive. (More than the TRUE!)
Xigmatek S1283 is like the OCZ Vendetta 2, but cheaper. (37 shipped)
Xigmatek S1284 should be better than the OCZ Vendetta 2. No benchmarks out yet. (~43USD)
Nocturas work well. But are too expensive IMO. They're silent and nice though.

I have no idea why there are all these Zalman fanboys here. They're overpriced and lose in performance to other coolers that are way cheaper..
    
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post #14 of 15
Arctic Freezer Pro!
It's $26, and it's holding down my Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz. Load temps in the high 50's, lower 60's. That's lapped though..
For the price, you can't beat it. And with the E8400, temps aren't gonna be your limit if you OC. Voltage is gonna be your limit.
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I bought a CoolerMaster TX2 after reading reviews onToms Hardware and other places because of price of $26 vs funtionality vs ease of installment and have to say Im very happy with it. Idles around 25c (realtemp) and have never seen it go over 42c with Prime or OCCT running.
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