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Hey my friend and I are looking to get his brother a cooling system for his birthday and we want to know what the best full system is within budget. Any input would be helpful thank you!
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Hey my friend and I are looking to get his brother a cooling system for his birthday and we want to know what the best full system is within budget. Any input would be helpful thank you!
For that price, I wouldn't go water - you'd only be able to afford a low-end water system.... I would instead get a high end air system which would perform just as well... TRUE w/ (2)120x38 or IFX-14 with (2-3)120x25s for less than $100ish

I say that you shouldn't go water unless you're willing to spend $250-300... Also, it would help to know what system you're trying to cool
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To do what?

To cool a Quad? A 45nm Duo?

For q6600 and the like, if you don't care about the price, TRUE is the best cooler to get that chip to 3.6ish. (65 bucks or so)
For a mild overclock, OCZ Vendetta 2 or the Tuniq will work. (38 bucks and 50ish)

For a 45nm processor like the E8400, all you really need is OCZ or TUNIQ, even a Zalman 9700 will do.

I have used all the previous coolers mentioned, and for my E8400 at 4.0ghz with 1.3450v, the Zalman loads at 60, OCZ at 55, and the TRUE around 50.


EDIT: DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT WATERCOOLING FOR LESS THAN 100 BUCKS..MATTER OF FACT..LESS THAN 200 BUCKS.
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thanks guys sorry about not filling you in on the system. That really helps out a lot seeing as the two main chips your talking about are the ones hes hem hawing over. The E8400 and the Q6600. He has a E6600 that he has stable at 3.2 with his Ultra Chill tec. I dont know he just doesnt seem to get that good of performance out of that thing seeing as its a 129 dollar thermal electric cooler I would expect more. Thanks again.
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I think the Swiftech H20-220 should be acceptable.

Good_kit

For more you can get a better kit. Great_little_Kit
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I think the Swiftech H20-220 should be acceptable.

Good_kit

For more you can get a better kit. Great_little_Kit
seconded......dont bother with the zalman, thermaltake, koolance, etc crap.
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