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post #1 of 35
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I need a new air cooler for my CPU to replace my crappy thermaltake but I don't really know where im going so I came here but I was woried that you might all just throw your own 2 cents and what YOU would take but I need something that works for ME. So here are the things I am looking for and the things I am not.


Looking for a CPU air cooler that:

1: Will be POWERFUL! Preferably something that will get me my Q6700 Go 65nm @ 4Ghz without any dangerous temps.

2: Size should be reasonable, I don't want something HUGE perferably no bigger than a Coolermaster V8 and even then smaller would be nice.

3: Easy to install! I rather not have to take everything apart.

4: Not too heavy! I am running a vertical mobo setup so I cant really install something like a TRUE.

5: 60$ USD and under.


Things I am not looking for:

A silent cooler

A brand name cooler

fancy extra useless crap


Give it your best!
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post #2 of 35
Just get a TRUE (Thermalright Ultra Extreme). They cost about 60 though fans will be extra.
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post #3 of 35
A Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme or a Noctuoa U12p, Both great coolers!
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post #4 of 35
True
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post #5 of 35
you only have 2 options a lapped TRUE or a Noctua NH-U12P
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post #6 of 35
True is overrated.. I would say get the Xigmtek dark knight for 45 shipped from newegg.
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post #7 of 35
Noctua NH-U12P or even Xig S1283 is fine. TRUE plus fan is well abovr $60.
post #8 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenModer View Post
True is overrated.. I would say get the Xigmtek dark knight for 45 shipped from newegg.
The TRUE and U12P are both better.
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post #9 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenModer View Post
True is overrated.. I would say get the Xigmtek dark knight for 45 shipped from newegg.
How can a cooler be overrated? It either cools or it doesnt... it is that simple...
     
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post #10 of 35
TRUE or Xigmantek s1283
 
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