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Currently I am running the stock HSF on my Opty 170 at stock clocks. I have the Zalman that is in my sig but it's been pulled to attempt at lapping, well in the process I lost the retention bar so I'm trying to get ahold of Zalman.

At the same time though I am considering getting something else. I am looking at...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185125

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

One of the main things also is I really don't feel like removing my board, I like the pricing of the Arctic Cooling and it looks to be a popular seller.
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It Really depends on a couple of things. How hard you plan on pushing your OC, the size of your case, and how much you really want to pay. That xigmatek is really good, but you end up paying almost twice what the AC Pro costs after shipping. So if your after top of the line cooling get the xigmatex, and if your looking for something good but less $, go for the AC Pro.
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I'd go for that Xigmatek, its one of the best at the moment.

Others include:

Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120
Tuniq Tower
OCZ Vendetta 2

Wish you best of luck in your purchase
post #4 of 24
I have an Arctic freezer, it has served me well...when my ambient temps are low that is.
When it gets warmer it really isn't great to have my CPU OC'd for me as idle temps rise ~15c+
I am picking up a Xigmatek shortly and I'll let you know how it works out compared to the Arctic freezer.
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Originally Posted by nbrider88 View Post
I have an Arctic freezer, it has served me well...when my ambient temps are low that is.
When it gets warmer it really isn't great to have my CPU OC'd for me as idle temps rise ~15c+
I am picking up a Xigmatek shortly and I'll let you know how it works out compared to the Arctic freezer.
You got your Q6600 to 3.6 with an AC freezer??
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Originally Posted by Iamthebull View Post
Currently I am running the stock HSF on my Opty 170 at stock clocks. I have the Zalman that is in my sig but it's been pulled to attempt at lapping, well in the process I lost the retention bar so I'm trying to get ahold of Zalman.

At the same time though I am considering getting something else. I am looking at...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185125

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

One of the main things also is I really don't feel like removing my board, I like the pricing of the Arctic Cooling and it looks to be a popular seller.
Iamthebull, here are a few decent reviews on the AC Freezer 64 Pro:

http://www.velocityreviews.com/revie...ezer_64_Pro/1/
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=1895

If your on a budget this is the card to definitely go with. Lapping the base could also improve cooling efficiency.

Good luck with your purchase
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post #7 of 24
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Iamthebull, here are a few decent reviews on the AC Freezer 64 Pro:

http://www.velocityreviews.com/revie...ezer_64_Pro/1/
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=1895

If your on a budget this is the card to definitely go with. Lapping the base could also improve cooling efficiency.

Good luck with your purchase
Haha man you have an answer to all my questions!

The Xigmatek looks nice, but it looks like I would not have to remove my mobo, is this correct? How is the stock fan with it or are people ordering a different fan for it at the same time, I'm running an Antec 900 currently and I could care less about noise.
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Haha man you have an answer to all my questions!

The Xigmatek looks nice, but it looks like I would not have to remove my mobo, is this correct? How is the stock fan with it or are people ordering a different fan for it at the same time, I'm running an Antec 900 currently and I could care less about noise.
Iamthebull, I believe the motherboard has to be removed to install the backplate for the Xigmatek so yes you are correct. I have heard of airflow problems with the stock AC Freezer 64...mainly the fan not pushing enough CFM. Apparently the fan can be taken out and another one can be installed but I think that requires some modification

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You got your Q6600 to 3.6 with an AC freezer??
Yes, temps were a bit high for me so I don't have it OC'd 24/7. I usually keep it stock but I had no problem getting it to 3.6 on the AC freezer. I have a new cooler on the way and hope to keep it OC'd to atleast 3.2ghz 24/7.
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Get the HD1283.It should be much better than the Aric cool A64.as long as you apply the TIM right.

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Iamthebull, I believe the motherboard has to be removed to install the backplate for the Xigmatek so yes you are correct. I have heard of airflow problems with the stock AC Freezer 64...mainly the fan not pushing enough CFM. Apparently the fan can be taken out and another one can be installed but I think that requires some modification

Good luck
No it has the intel pushpin arrange ment but they do sell a backplate kit for it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233019
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