I have been reading and reading trying to make sense of what cooler I should choose. I wanted to stay away from a Water based solution as knowing my luck I'd end up with a fused motherboard when I developed a leak! So an Air based answer is definitely for me.
I am hoping to build a system utilising a QX6700 chip but there is no clear winner on the CPU cooler front. I was thinking of the Asus Arctic Square, when it comes out. But I read a review at the weekend which put me off a bit. Workmanship wasn't so good, did the job but not wonderfully, a bit noisy.
Today I read on Tom's Hardware that they used an Ultra ChillTec cooler. Looks good, but where can I buy one in the UK? Only seems available in the US. Do they have to be sourced from over there?
Or are there any other solutions?
I know there is the Amanda but I've read that the performance is not that wonderful and that you loose a PCI slot in the process.
The Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is currently the top air cooler on the market, but they're a bit expensive (~£40). Unless you're planning on some hardcore oc'ing the regular Ultra 120 or Tuniq Tower 120 will work fine as well. They're cheaper, and the temp difference is only a couple ºc.