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Best CPU Cooler for overclocking?

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February 7, 2008 8:42:35 PM

What would be the best cooler for a E4500?

Ive been looking at the Thermalright 120 and Tuniq Tower 120. I was going to try and pick one up off eBay for less then 50$.

edit: Ok, best under 50$ canadian. Air cooling that is...
February 7, 2008 8:44:05 PM

The TRUE (Thermalright) is the best.

Why would you get a cooler off ebay where they run a risk of being damaged??
February 7, 2008 8:45:36 PM

Silverion77 said:
The TRUE (Thermalright) is the best.

Why would you get a cooler off ebay where they run a risk of being damaged??

Well my friend got a Tuniq off ebay and it works fine.

But you're probably right, it might be better to pay a bit more and get one with a warranty and whatnot.

So you say the thermalright eh...
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February 7, 2008 8:45:41 PM

The Zerotherm Nirvana can sometimes beat the TRUE or match it in most cases for much less money. Newegg was selling them for less than $40.

I would say that's your best option, only problem is that it can get noisy.
February 7, 2008 8:46:23 PM

^^ he asks for the BEST Evil.

And thats still the TRUE :kaola: 
February 7, 2008 8:47:33 PM

Unless he's going to lap it, the Zerotherm is the best.
February 7, 2008 8:48:36 PM

I edited my post, i dont really want to spend a crapload for the very best.
February 7, 2008 8:49:06 PM

I wouldnt go that far...from what Ive been reading, the TRUEs are getting a little better and do not require lapping as much usually

All I know is that Im getting a TRUE :D 
February 7, 2008 8:50:30 PM

Same here. :D 

I was just offering a cheaper alternative, just in case. After all, the Zerotherm will perform as well as the TRUE on speeds up to 3.6GHz or so.
February 8, 2008 4:32:30 PM

:sleep: 
February 8, 2008 8:19:23 PM

Ultima90 :D 

I recommend that too much, but its just soooooo good.


Mines now in a box :(  water ftw
February 9, 2008 1:15:05 AM

stop brakin your head with that question ... i have a thermaltake sonic tower ( really old one ) and my temp never go over 52c with two 120mm fan ( one in front and the other in the center ! ) and when i was using it with 1 fan , it never goes over 57 at 3.4ghz ... just pick one in the top of the chart and you'll b fine !
March 24, 2008 6:39:28 PM

I'd imagine he already got his cooler, but I agree it's the best. Before I didn't. :) 
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