Which is the best cooler for CPU

Hello guys. I need help to choose which cooler it’s better to OC my CPU . I have a Q6600.
My mobo is asus striker II formula 780i. I need to OC my CPU to maximum performance for games. Thks…
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  1. Here is a link to a web site with the type of cpu heatsink information you are looking for:

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    It might also depend on the width of your pc case and whther or not the side pnael has a fan attached.
  2. JohnnyLucky said:
    Here is a link to a web site with the type of cpu heatsink information you are looking for:

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    It might also depend on the width of your pc case and whther or not the side pnael has a fan attached.

    +1
    Awesome link JohnnyLucky..! I sure learned something from that ranking..
  3. The best one is absent from that list--Thermalright Ultra Extreme.
  4. theAnimal said:
    The best one is absent from that list--Thermalright Ultra Extreme.

    I would disagree lol.. I have read that the xigmatek hdt-s1823 could beat the the Thermal Ultra Extreme.. I could be wrong.. ;)
  5. Ravenica said:
    I would disagree lol.. I have read that the xigmatek hdt-s1823 could beat the the Thermal Ultra Extreme.. I could be wrong.. ;)


    Frostytech is the only site that has the Xigmatech beating the TRUE, let alone the TRUE finishing out of the top ten. I'll stick with the overwhelming majority.
  6. Heh.. That i didn't know.. Well either way both coolers are awesome.. It's still up to jipris19 to choose what cooler he/she wants.. ;)
  7. The reason the TRUE did so bad at frostytech was that they did not lap it (which most kno is needed for it)....

    The S1283 is a great cooler but the TRUE will win with the right fans
  8. How about S1283 vs TRUE both lapped..? I suppose the TRUE would win?
  9. GEEZ! I still have my original ThermalRight Ultra 120 and as old as it is, it is still on the Intel and AMD lists.

    I don't think a difference of 2 degrees Centigrade is anything to get excited about unless you are very hardcore gamer; into some very serious overclocking; with a case that has very bad ventilation, bad airflow, and bad cooling; and you're on the verge of frying the entire pc while trying to destroy alien invaders.
  10. JohnnyLucky said:
    GEEZ! I still have my original ThermalRight Ultra 120 and as old as it is, it is still on the Intel and AMD lists.

    I don't think a difference of 2 degrees Centigrade is anything to get excited about unless you are very hardcore gamer; into some very serious overclocking; with a case that has very bad ventilation, bad airflow, and bad cooling; and you're on the verge of frying the entire pc while trying to destroy alien invaders.

    LOL.. If you live in a very hot humid climate like mine.. Every degree makes a difference..
  11. Actually the best cooler is probably the Thermalright IFX-14.
  12. Saw a user review comparing the IFX-14 and TRUE and it was weird....

    I believe when 2 high CFM 38mm fans were used on the TRUE and 3 on the IFX, there was little difference. Almost negligible.
    But put high CFM 38mmx140mm on the IFX and it will probably win
  13. theAnimal said:
    Actually the best cooler is probably the Thermalright IFX-14.

    Heh.. Saw that cooler.. That's one hell of a cooler.. But the only downside to it.. Was that you needed to get separate fans.. Other than that.. That thing is Amazing..
  14. I use two Scythe S-Flex fans with my Ultra 120. Results are outstanding.
  15. Ravenica said:
    How about S1283 vs TRUE both lapped..? I suppose the TRUE would win?



    Can't speak for the comparison as I do not own the TRUE, but lapping the Xiggy made a major performance improvement, I had compared its original performance to my lapped Tuniq Tower 120, and the unlapped Xiggy and the Lapped Tuniq were almost identical performance wise.

    However after lapping the Xiggy and to be fair used the Tuniq 120 Fan for the comparison, the Xiggy bested the Tuniq by 5C under load, and that was a pleasant discovery.

    Warning: Anyone considering lapping the Xiggy, only lapp to the depth of the deepest existing manufacturing scratches, as you can seriousl affect the strength of the cooling pipes if you cut too deep.

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