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best air-cooler for e8400?

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I'm going to school in September and I need to build a rig for the course I'm taking. I've decided against water-cooling (that was a hard decision :/) because I will be in and out of the computer all the time and water-cooling (as l33t as it is!) will complicate that and I wont want to flush the loop partway through the course....

Anyway, I'm pretty sure I've decided on a e8400 (not 100% yet) and I'm wondering what people opinions are about air-coolers for this CPU...

Obviously the TRUE is great, but I have heard/read that the OCZ Vendetta 2 outperforms the TRUE now... The CPU will be lapped, and maybe the heatsink too if I'm not satisfied with the factory lap. thanks for the helP!

EDIT: also just found the e8500 for a good price so I'm looking at that too
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 7/1/08 at 11:46am
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get a TRUE
    
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xigmatek HDT-S1283 or true (like above said), you can't really go wrong
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1)TRUE
2)OCZ Vendetta 2
     
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post #5 of 19
Look at Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer, the Xigamatek, OCZ Vendetta 2, or big bucks for a TRUE =/ (don't come with a fan)
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post #9 of 19
Xigmatek HDT-S1283, OCZ Vendetta 2, or TRUE. HDT-S1283 is the best bang for the buck.
 
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post #10 of 19
HDT Cooler Shootout!
The Sunbeam "Core-Contact Freezer" and the "OCZ Vendetta 2" go head to head.
http://icrontic.com/articles/hdt_shootout
Conclusion:
http://icrontic.com/articles/hdt_shootout/page8
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