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i plan to upgrade mt present processor to a Q6600 or an E8400....
and i intend to keep it for a year or two....

i indulge in only mild overclocking... so any suggestions for a budget cooling system
i wuz eying the ocz vendetta 2's.....

plus...any other ideas on the processor upgrade... i know the E8400 s better for overclocking... i've seen countless threads... but i don't want to be left behind in a year when quad intensive softwares(err....games) come out...
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The Xigmatek in my sig rig will perform pretty much the same as the vendetta 2 and generally costs less.
As for the processor I would go for an E8400, by the time quads are mainstream in games i7 or equivalent will be the better choice anyway. Although your best performance increase in games would be to replace the GPU rather than the CPU.
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The Vendetta 2 is a good cooler at a good price. It contends with some of the higher up coolers and is only a few degrees behind in temps which shouldn't make a difference if your not doing extravagant over clocking.

I use the cooler with my q6600 and haven't ran into any problems thus far, (I'd offer to temps at a 3.2 ghz clock but I have that computer taken apart atm while the Phenom II was being tested.)

If your concerned about temps at OCing the bolt through kit provides a few degrees cooler. Otherwise the pushpins they come with do the job.

Edit:

If your concered about pricing the cooler Coffee recommended would be good enough and is cheaper.

Xigmatek S1283:

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

Vendetta 2:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=Vendetta%202
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@ dark master...
any reasons as to why the q6600 is a good choice....oer other c2d processors
and i don't intend to change my processor for a while(read 1 to 2 years)...

and i don't intend to superclock it...
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if you don't plan on upgrading for a while, go with a quad, bu then i heard he xigmatek does not perform as well with quad. Quad will soon ( about a year ) be verry usefull for gaming, take a look at Allan Wake game.

Your cooling will depend on your choice of processor
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Originally Posted by kenpachiroks View Post
@ dark master...
any reasons as to why the q6600 is a good choice....oer other c2d processors
and i don't intend to change my processor for a while(read 1 to 2 years)...

and i don't intend to superclock it...


From what I gathered from your post you wanted to upgrade your CPU and Add a cooler that will last for you a year or two.

The dual cores atm perform well for the dollar and can be clocked well.

Normally when I look into building computers I try to piece together a system that will keep similar value on the parts for if I choose to buy/sell/trade them off later for something better or worse etc... The Q6600 is a good processor that clocks well 3.6 ghz I believe is what most people run it at (I didn't take mine very far since I only had the computer up for a week before Table21 took it down for play testing the Phenom II). If you can scrounge one up at $150.00 CAD its a good value, though most I find were kicking around at $165-170 CAD. I found mine at 150.00 and at that price is a good CPU that clocks well and is within a reasonable price range.

Games and other things will move into requiring higher end pieces so if your planning on gaming but keeping the same system for 1-2 years you might as well spend the extra 40-50ish now to have a CPU in the future that will run games and other applications you'll want to use.

Edit:

Please correct me if I'm wrong. Coffejunkie probably has more experience than I do in this matter. His recommendation is a valid one and is also cheaper than the Q6600's if your working in a budget.
Edited by DarkMasterMX - 12/24/08 at 12:17pm
    
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Originally Posted by DarkMasterMX View Post
From what I gathered from your post you wanted to upgrade your CPU and Add a cooler that will last for you a year or two.

The dual cores atm perform well for the dollar and can be clocked well.

Normally when I look into building computers I try to piece together a system that will keep similar value on the parts for if I choose to buy/sell/trade them off later for something better or worse etc... The Q6600 is a good processor that clocks well 3.6 ghz I believe is what most people run it at (I didn't take mine very far since I only had the computer up for a week before Table21 took it down for play testing the Phenom II). If you can scrounge one up at $150.00 CAD its a good value, though most I find were kicking around at $165-170 CAD. I found mine at 150.00 and at that price is a good CPU that clocks well and is within a reasonable price range.

Games and other things will move into requiring higher end pieces so if your planning on gaming but keeping the same system for 1-2 years you might as well spend the extra 40-50ish now to have a CPU in the future that will run games and other applications you'll want to use.

Edit:

Please correct me if I'm wrong. Coffejunkie probably has more experience than I do in this matter. His recommendation is a valid one and is also cheaper than the Q6600's if your working in a budget.
Well, whilst I normally reccomend dual core over quad, this is because the majority of users on this site keep hardware at most a year or so. So the dual-core would be best for them - but as the OP didn't mention any lifespan in particular perhaps a quad would last him longer.
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