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Hello everyone.

So I'm about to overclock my Q8200, and need a good cooler. But don't really know what's the best. I don't really care price, though I don't buy one for like 500+ dollars. Also i don't want to go custom water cooling. So currently it seems like coolers like Noctua NH-D14, Corsair H70 and CM V10 are the bests (from the results I seen). Anyone could guide me bit here please. Because all the damn tests are made on Core I7 920, which makes it bit difficult for a newb like me to determine:P

Thanks in advance:)

Edit: I'm also going to buy HAF X case, so space won't be problem. Though I would like to be able to add a RAM cooler:)
Edited by Hokrollo - 2/1/11 at 8:34am
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Spire Thermax Eclipse II are supposed to have some good heat dissipation
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11423/cpu-spi-28/Spire_TherMax_Eclipse_II_Five_DT_Heatpipe_Universal_CPU_Cooler_SP984B1-V2_-_Sockets_775_1156_1366_939_AM2_AM2_AM3.html
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and they have several socket fittings to help with future cpu's
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Thanks for repsonce:)

Unfortely that cooler ain't available here:(

So cooler just got out from relative smaller companies will probably not do:(

HAF X first just got on market here. And heard it hit US example for like 7 months ago...so we're always at least 3 months behind here:(...
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then go with the h70. it's very good for the price.
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Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and Dark Knight are both very good budget coolers that can compete with much more expensive ones. Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer (120mm) is also really good for the price.
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Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and Dark Knight are both very good budget coolers that can compete with much more expensive ones. Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer (120mm) is also really good for the price.

Hmm, could only find the Sunbeam here. But sure that it is compatible with my CPU? Because it doesn't says on site, though it is compatible with Core 2 Duo, which is also 775 socket. Does it matter the CPU or socket then? Also do you got any idea of how much it will cool, on a specific overclock?
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post #8 of 12
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Hmm btw I've looked a bit on these Zalman Reserator 1 V2/plus, does anyone know if they're as good as real watercooling, or just close? Wouldn't mind that easy setup:D
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post #9 of 12
Good budget coolers
-Cooler Master Hyper 212+
-Scythe Mugen 2

Top of the line aircoolers
-Noctua NH-D14
-Thermalright Silver Arrow

Honestly you're probably not going to need much more than a good budget cooler for OCing a Q8200. If you really want the best though get a NH-D14.
     
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post #10 of 12
Hyper 212+, Zalman CNPS10, Venomous X - imo these are the choices. If you have enough money go for the Noctua or the Silver Arrow, you won't regret.
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