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Best Core2Duo CPU Heatsink For Under 40$ ?

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November 3, 2009 2:03:08 AM

Hi,
I am going to overclock my core2 duo E6400. I currently have my stock heatsink/fan but want to buy better cooling to get better results, however im on a tight budget.

I am ordering a bunch of parts already from directcanada.com, they give free shipping on orders over 300$ so i'd like to get my heatsink from there.

here is their heatsink selection : http://www.directcanada.com/category/?minorcatid=1428

I initially wanted to order this one : Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro REV.2 21$
but it has been out of stock for a while now and I can no longer wait to pass my order. I'd like something equally good or better within the same price range, ideally under 30$. For sure I do not want to spend over 40$ ?

I really dont know much about heatsinks, but of course things that come to mind that seems important are:
-efficiency
-loudness
-ease of installation
... Importance goes in that order too i think... something well balanced... I wouldn't mind to sacrifice a little bit of efficiency/performance in order to avoid a constant air plane jet sound in the room when my computer is running ( my brother bought a fan... omg... i swear, the sound is awful )

thanks for your help !

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a b K Overclocking
November 3, 2009 10:26:12 AM

Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

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

You can use the embedded search feature to find information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
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November 3, 2009 12:57:58 PM

BSD , sorry i dont want to get it at amazon.

Thanks Johnny Lucky.

Also guys, I forgot something which might be important :

My computer case is an Antec NSK 6500 this case features a air duct that draws fresh air directly over the cpu... This piece of equipment can be removed but I think it would be best to keep it ?

2 situations :
1. A better heatsink (bigger) but no air duct
2. A less good heatsink (smaller) with the air duct

Which would cool better ?

here is a picture of the air duct : http://tweakers.net/ext/i/productsurvey/3395/2123.jpg

Keep your recommendations coming ! thanks
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