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New to OCing and Coolers. Need some advice.

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December 24, 2007 12:38:48 PM

I waiting for my Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 to arrive with my Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L motherboard. I think I'm going to try my hand at overclocking for the first time. A bit scary, but what the heck. I still need to get a cooler and all that, but there are so many choices it's overwhelming. I really don't want to fool with water cooling and want to stick with air. I saw this cooler on Newegg and it got pretty good reviews. Will this do the trick, or is there a better one I should consider? BTW, I'm going to be putting it into a Coolmaster Stacker 830 case, which is pretty big.

Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Also, is there a good temperature monitor to put in a drive bay to keep track of the temps?

Thanks.

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December 24, 2007 1:33:32 PM

After reading the reviews, the AC Freezer 7 Pro sounds like it has some issues with installation. A number of reviews said the thing was a pain to install.
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December 24, 2007 1:35:40 PM

Everything is a pain to install.....all coolers basically have that problem

The TX2 is a pain to install, they all are, so you'll have to take your mobo out big deal, if you don't want a pain I suggest not doing it
December 24, 2007 4:05:42 PM

The mobo will be out already because I'm building from scratch. From reading the reviews, I was under the impression the AC Freezer Pro had problems whether the mobo was in or out. Maybe I read it wrong.
December 24, 2007 4:15:35 PM

It does have slight problems, mainly it is just hard to get the pins in (it needs more pressure than feels comfortable) but its worth it.

Everyone I know loves the Freezer 7 Pro, it cools great
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