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The Thermalright IFX-14 with backside heat pipe cooler

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November 26, 2007 10:46:08 PM

-So I'm running a AMD X2 6000+ oc-ed to 3.2GHz
-My 8800GT is about to arrive in the mail, which I also plan to OC.
-I want to OC the cpu to 3.3-3.4

I need better cooling.

This cooler seems really bad ass, especially with a fan strapped to it. I could go cheaper, but 3.4 is one hell of an OC for this processor. I'm nervous to get anything smaller.
http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_ifx14.htm

But it's $80 and I'll need the AMD adapter. So let's guess $90 shipped. Other issue is my case won't hold the back side cooler, I have a brace in the way, so I would need a new case too. I won't shab out on the case, so lets guess (high) at $100.

We're lookin at $200 now. Say I can sell my Apevia X-Dreamer (soon to be ex-case) for $40 on ebay. That leaves $160

Is it worth $160 for this? I need opinions or alternatives. For an OCed system its probably in best interest to get a case with more airflow anyways, I'm just curious what you guys (and girls) think.

Thanks for your opinions and suggestions.

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November 26, 2007 11:29:57 PM

Just get the 120 extreme......should be fine

But that thing is the coolest looking thing ever!!!! :o 
November 27, 2007 3:54:06 PM

Dont need that for an athlon.. besides this thing only gets its true potential when its lapped and has 3 fans mounted on it.
November 27, 2007 8:06:34 PM

Any suggestions other than the 120 extreme then? My CPU is 38-40 C just idling.... and like I said, I want to push it further. I was planning on lapping the heatsink/cooler anyways, seems like it makes it a difference from what I've read.
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