I am also getting Q9550 but im not sure whether I should
buy Arctic Freezer 7 Pro or buy something else.
it looks like Arctice Freezer 7 Pro works almost perfectly with dual core cpu such as E8400. At newegg, there are some heavy worshipping going on. On the other hand, I can rarely see any quad core users in the reviews.
So how is Arctice Freezer 7 for Q9550 assuming that I am going to overclock it to 3.4? Should I stick with it or should go for more expensive cooler?
It's a good cooler if you have space constraints, but if you can fit a 120mm fan tower in your case it will be better. The freezer pro 7 will probably accommodate that OC with that processor, but it will definitely be warm. I'd spend just a few more dollars on a xigmatek s1283, or the s963 for a 92mm solution. Those, I think, are the best bang for the buck.
hmm.. I will definately consider those big coolers. But how about Antec 900 case ( heard that it offers very good cooling system ) + arctic freezer 7 pro?
Will it still be worm with antect 900 case's massive cooler?