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Hi All

I managed to sort my problem out with the hard drives. Now upgraded the PSU as suggested and ive gone for a OZX ModXstream Pro 600w modular.

My next question is what is the best CPU cooler i can get, or which ones are recommended to fit and work well. Im not really that interested in overclocking at the moment, but once the system is ready i might look into it so would need a cooler that will let me have a little increase.

I love the look of the zalman 9500 & 9700, but not really sure if they would fit the board, but have seen a few people using these. Ideal i want a cooler under the £45 mark that is also PWM if possible.

I am also using a nzxt Alpha case with all 3 fans installed, and a Q6660 running on default settings.

ive been pulling my hair out trying to find a recommended cooler, found the artic freezer 7, be quite dark rock, coolermaster hyper 212. i really do not know which one to go for.

Your help is much appreciated.
post #5662 of 6464
Get one of these coolers:


Scythe Mugen 3 Rev. B

Scythe Mugen 2 rev. B

Cooler Master Hyper 212+


Mugen(s) are slightly better performers than Hyper 212+ but also a bit more expensive..


P.S.: I had Hyper 212 and it kept my Q9550 @ 3.9GHz (1.30V) under 65C on the cores in Prime 95 stress test..
Great cooler and cheap!!! thumb.gif


CHEERS..
     
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I'm looking at the Hyper 212 Evo after you advice. Ugly looking thing compared to the zalmans but I've got to think of the performance over looks I think.
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Originally Posted by Nismolilly View Post

I'm looking at the Hyper 212 Evo after you advice. Ugly looking thing compared to the zalmans but I've got to think of the performance over looks I think.

 

If your budget and chassis interior space permit, I would suggest you to go with Noctua NH-D14!

 

For budget constraint choice would be Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO!

 

For clean interior look, I would suggest you to get Corsair H100 or Antec Kuhler 920!

 

Get any of the quad core CPUs like Q6XXX, Q8XXX, or Q9XXX would be fine!

 

P.S.: This is my 2300th post!!! Cheers!!! cheers.gif


Edited by ocman - 6/2/12 at 8:12pm
     
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I love the look of the zalman 9500 & 9700, but not really sure if they would fit the board, but have seen a few people using these. Ideal i want a cooler under the £45 mark that is also PWM if possible.

Smart! I remember using the 9500 when I still rocked a Pentium D on the ol P5Q! Excellent RAM clearance. I'm not a Zalman nutswinger by any means but from a design standpoint the 9500+ series is their shining glory. I still use the 9500 to cool my AMD CPU now, even though it had to be retrofit to fit this socket and a few small tweaks to keep 6 cores cooled. It should be able to keep a C2Q reasonably cool up to 3.8-4GHz, but you can't have mine because I love it far too much to ever sell it tongue.gif
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Thanks for your input. I've orders a 212 Eco. Just hope it fits, if not will have to mount the fan on the outside of the window.

Next on the list is new sata cables and uv lights then a new graphics card.
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are there any SSD issues with our motherboard?
because OCZ forums advised me that our MoBo is too old for an SSD...
Im thinking of buying a Cricual M4 or a OCZ Vertex 4 (not 3 with SF controller)

any suggestions or advice on which SSD will work perfect?
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are there any SSD issues with our motherboard?
because OCZ forums advised me that our MoBo is too old for an SSD...
Im thinking of buying a Cricual M4 or a OCZ Vertex 4 (not 3 with SF controller)

any suggestions or advice on which SSD will work perfect?

No issues that I've encountered. I've run an OCZ Vertex 1 on a P5Q Pro, and a Samsung 830 on my current P5Q Deluxe and the only problem I have encountered is that sequential reads top out around 250MB/s due to SATA II speeds. Other read/write speeds and access times are still just as great as others are getting on the newest boards. thumb.gif
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didn't ocman get that PCI card that adds USB 3 and SATA 3 support? I'm curious to hear if he's getting rated speeds on the P5Q through that
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didn't ocman get that PCI card that adds USB 3 and SATA 3 support? I'm curious to hear if he's getting rated speeds on the P5Q through that

Last I checked he hadn't used it yet, but that was a while ago. Hopefully he's found a SATA 3 drive and tried it out, I want to see some results as well! biggrin.gif
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