37-43C? You must live in an oven...
About sweating, are you sure you had a liquid cooling system? It looks like you were running a TEC.
If it really was a LCS, probably the issue was with your tubes.
Try Swiftech's norprene tubing and it won't happen again.
If you decide to go for an air cooled system, Ultra120 is great. Spend some extra bucks on AS5 thermal paste.
As you can see, there are a number of coolers that do a better job, though some are definitely noisier. I use a Thermalright Ultra Extreme with a Noctua fan. Adding a second fan is possible with the TRUE, though I haven't needed it. I also live in an area that sees similar temperatures that you have. As to the heatsink/fans available and prices of them where you live, I cannot say, but you can look at the charts and choose from them. I like the TRUE myself, as it does an excellent job and is very quiet with the Noctua fan, though Scythe has a couple of fairly quiet fans as well.
And yes! I live very near the equator! I sweat just as my tubes do ^^
My tubes are a no brand name. I actually made my own block (my father is a machinist ). The local hardware store sold me 1/2" plastic tubing.
By sweat I mean condense i believe... The water forms on the outside of my tubing because the water is kept cool while the air is hot! This water drips on my components >
I have looked at the various coolers you have mentioned, I have found that XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 beats the Noctua products by a considerable margin! However this site hardwarecanucks.com recommends I use a different fan with the Xigmatek!
Does anyone know what type of fan I should use?
Sailer recommended a Noctua fan, these are very expensive though!
The Monsoon II seemed to perform best, however this appears to be heatsinkless?
The "thermal electric" term worries me!
edit : I live in Egypt
July 3, 2008 10:42:09 PM
yeah noctuas are expensive but they have high air pressure which is great for heat sinks
I love my Noctua. I decided on getting it as soon as I read that Anandtech article. I got the heatsink and fan for around $65, if I remember properly. The Noctua fans are great. Quiet and push a lot of air. I bought an extra fan to draw air into my P182, and I'm toying with the idea of completely replacing the Antec fans with Noctua fans instead. The only problem is that they go for $20 each.