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Decent CPU Cooler for Core Duo E6600?

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December 30, 2006 10:40:13 PM

Hi. I'm building a new system, which has been going pretty well suprisingly. Only prob I have is in deciding what cooler to get for my CPU... So I thought I'd get some expert advice :wink:

Basically its gonna be for a E6600 in an Asus P5W DH Mobo. I want a decent CPU fan that is very easy to install and is effective yet not too loud. Plus I don't really wanna pay more that £25. Suggestions would be awesome =)

(I had an Artic Cooler for my old system but it was a bitch to install and I broke my Mobo when removing it. As you can imagine I'm a bit of an idiot and need something more simple hehe).

Plus does it matter if I get a multi-rail PSU or single-rail? I'm not quite sure what "rail" means... But I'm pretty positive a Corsair HX520w should be fine, I just wanna make sure.

Cheers for any help people
December 30, 2006 11:02:38 PM

Quit whining and stick with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. Read the instructions where it tells you to remove the fan before you put the heatsink on, press in then rotate the clips, then put the fan back on.
December 30, 2006 11:07:36 PM

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Quit whining and stick with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. Read the instructions where it tells you to remove the fan before you put the heatsink on, press in then rotate the clips, then put the fan back on.


Well had Arctic Cooling Freezer 4 for Socket 478 and it was pretty annoying to install and the instructions could have been slightly better. But if the 7 Pro is good and straight forward to install I'll giv it a shot ;) 
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December 30, 2006 11:24:53 PM

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro- Hands down the easiest to install and most effective cooler for under $30 US.

Darn quiet too!

Be sure to use some good thermal paste, such as Artic Silver 5 and follow their core2 duo video, kinda different from the old way of applying.
December 31, 2006 2:16:50 AM

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First recommendation -- throw away the stock cooler, it is difficult to install and not as efficient.

Second recommendation - Artic cooling Freezer 7 in expensive, quite, and top performing. http://www.coolerguys.com/840556021407.html
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article223-page1.html

Third recommendation - Tuniq Tower 120 or Scythe Ninja, pricier but considered among the best on the market.
http://www.velocityreviews.com/reviews/Tuniq-Tower-120....
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article251-page1.html

I, like BaronMatrix, have a brand preference. I use a Zalman CPNS9700, the argument against this cooler is that it is way too pricey and I agree with that argument. I would not recommend this cooler except under very rare circumstances -- such as case choice and air flow considerations.

Jack




Jack did recommend good coolers there, there's no doubt about that, but the Scythe is the biggest pain in the ass I've ever installed. My friend bought one for his system, and we had to get his 8 year old brother to wriggle his fingers under it to push the pins down. On the other hand, his e6400 is stable at 3.3Ghz 8O
December 31, 2006 9:52:54 AM

Nice one guys. Will go for the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7. Thanks for helping me decide =)
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