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post #1 of 21
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Hey everyone,

I really want to get a new CPU cooler for my Q6600 so i can do some overclockin.

I have heard that the Tuniq Tower is quite a good cooler as well as the Zalman 9500.

So, any suggestions?
    
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post #2 of 21
GASP! another one of these...

Depending on how much you want to spend,

-Xigmatek HDT

-OCZ Vendetta 2

-TRUE

-Tuniq Tower
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post #3 of 21
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I really like the Tuniq Tower because it comes with a fan Controller.

However, i am a big fan of the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme. How is this setup..

Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme w/ Antec Tricool Red LED 120mm Case Fan
    
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post #4 of 21
Avoid the Zalmans there not very good for Quads, Tuniq is good...but you really want the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme. Best on the market currently.

With a Q6600 B3 i couldn't get much further than 3.0Ghz due to temps, i'll be testing my G0 stepping tomorrow see how that goes. It's only a temporary CPU until the better 45nm appear.
 
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Avoid the Zalmans there not very good for Quads, Tuniq is good...but you really want the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme. Best on the market currently.

With a Q6600 B3 i couldn't get much further than 3.0Ghz due to temps, i'll be testing my G0 stepping tomorrow see how that goes. It's only a temporary CPU until the better 45nm appear.
Ok thanx. I must say, that is quite a setup you have there.

So, does that setup i listed look good?
    
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post #6 of 21
I have the Tuniq Tower and it works pretty well with my Q6600. Keeps idles around 35C and load around 55C, and that's with very high ambient temps.
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post #7 of 21
I have a lapped tuniq tower and lapped q6600 running 3600 with 1.28 vcore i dont prime higher then 55-56c and fold at 48-52c my cpu is very hot natured my old q6600 i had pushed 1.42 vcore running 3400 and it never hardly broke 55c priming.
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
I have a lapped tuniq tower and lapped q6600 running 3600 with 1.28 vcore i dont prime higher then 55-56c and fold at 48-52c my cpu is very hot natured my old q6600 i had pushed 1.42 vcore running 3400 and it never hardly broke 55c priming.
Wow.

I fold as well but i really can't because my temperatures go so high that my computer starts to beep so i close folding. I downloaded the high performance (smp client).

I guess if i get a better cooler, it would take care of this problem.
    
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post #9 of 21
Vendetta 2 hands down.. Unless you don't mind lapping, then TRUE might be worth it.
post #10 of 21
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Vendetta 2 hands down.. Unless you don't mind lapping, then TRUE might be worth it.
I will probably lap but not that much. Maybe i will do the CPU if i have the time but i have been busy lately.

What i am concerned about if i get the thermalright ultra 120 extreme and that antec tricool fan is if the fan will fit on the heatsink. I think it should.

Will the fan fit on the heatsink?
    
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