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Choosing a CPU Cooler

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August 17, 2007 12:44:24 PM

My local store is building a new PC for me. So far, I have chosen the following components:
- P182
- P5K-Premium
- Q6600-G0
- OCZ 2G (1G X2) DDR2800 Dual Channel Platinum REV 2 XTC Edition
- WD 500GB WD5000AAKS

I would like this PC to be cool and quiet. I will OC moderately (10%) and I plan to use it for 5 years without upgrade.

I read it somewhere that the stock CPU cooler is already quite good. How good is it?
I know Thermalright 120 Ultra is great but my store does not carry it. Also, the SCYTEH SCNJ-1100P is out-of-stock.

For the list in this URL below, what do you recommend?

http://www.pcvonline.com/products.aspx?cat=Cooling&sub=... ans&sub2=

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August 17, 2007 1:26:49 PM

If I was you, I would wait untill the Scythe is back in stock! The rest of the coolers aren't that well es that one... But, Since it's only for a 10% oc (what a shame of an G0 Q6600), you can also go with an Artic Freezer Pro 7. This cooler cools an B3 Q6600 @ 3 GHz pretty well, with only 65 C on the hottest core.... And, it still remains quiet...

Btw, on the site, I see an TDP of 105 Watts. That would mean, you'll get an B3, not the G0!
August 17, 2007 6:30:12 PM

The CPU arrived already. I double checked, since its product code ends with SLACR, it's a G0.

Forgot to mentioned, I also have decided to get the Corsair 620 PSU.
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August 18, 2007 2:30:39 PM

A lot of people lke the arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. It's quiet, relatively light and performs well. I checked, it blows air across motherboard (instead of down), so it does not cool other MB components. What is your opinion?

Is the fan speed of this cooler adjustable?

August 18, 2007 3:08:14 PM

mis33 said:
A lot of people lke the arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. It's quiet, relatively light and performs well. I checked, it blows air across motherboard (instead of down), so it does not cool other MB components. What is your opinion?

Is the fan speed of this cooler adjustable?


Arctic Freezer 7 pro is pretty nice. Yes the fan is adjustable. It is cooling my G0 at 3.0ghz just fine, idle temps between 43-35 depending on room temperature, with load temps staying below 58 in Orthos.
August 21, 2007 2:12:37 PM

If you want something heftier than the Freezer Pro go with the Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX, otherwise wait for the Scythe as it looks like the best cooler they have, also the Zalman CNPS 9700 is very good but for the price they have it at it it's not worth it.
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