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cooler for overclock on a Q9450

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May 24, 2008 11:23:36 PM

Hi all, need some advice im planning to do my 1st OC on a Q9450 to around 3.2ghz Could you suggest a good air cooler to make sure i dont set my house on fire. thanks

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May 24, 2008 11:36:38 PM

how about the thermalright ultra eXtreme?? or a artic freezer 7 pro?
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May 25, 2008 12:01:30 AM

Thermalright 120 Extreme aka TRUE is regarded as the best by many people only when lapped. Without lapping, the Xigmatek performs better.

The Arctic cooler is a decent cooler for the price, but it's nowhere near the best. It has low operating noise and makes it ideal for a moderate OC.
May 25, 2008 8:54:29 AM

Xigmatek HDT-S1283 this the 1 you mean?
Looks good if it is however im worried about the noise it says about 20~32 dBA compared to this i was looking at its pretty noisey how does this compare?
or do you think this is overkill and a waste of money?