What kind of Cooling For E8400

Hey guys. just got a E8400 and a DFI P45-T2RS

Any sugestion on what cooling is good for it?

Planning on OCing it to 4.0 ish

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  1. I put the zalman 9700 on my E8500.

    Tom's did a big test of coolers recently. They rated them as to cooling efficiency, ease of installation and noise. You can pick the one that fits your needs.
  2. Might try the TRUE 120... aweome cooler... or the Ninja 2, too big for my case tho... I use a Scythe Ninja Mini on my CPU.
  3. I have a TRUE. Coupled with an S_Flex SFF-21 fan, it keeps my OC'd Q6600 temps to 61 - 65 C.

    If I were shopping now, I'd look at the Xigmatek HDT S-1283 now. By all reports, it's very nearly as effective as a TRUE, but it's about one half the cost.
  4. TRUEs are overpriced and hard to find these days. I forgot about the Xigmatek lol... I only focus on low noise, passive and small CPU coolers.
  5. Try a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle, I got that on my E8500. Works like a champ.
  6. i also have a zalman 9700 cooler, and would definitly recommend it.
  7. There are lots of good aftermarket coolers available. Check out frostytech.com for comprehensive reviews of lots and lots of coolers.
  8. fullmetall said:
    Try a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle, I got that on my E8500. Works like a champ.

    +1. Don't forget the bolt in kit for the S1283!
  9. Its rubber lock screws, and they come with the cooler if im not mistaken
  10. ^ No I'm talking about this:


    Much better than the cr@ppy push pin set up.
  11. zalman > xig any day of the week.
  12. hmm, yea, the rubber push pins are really sucky, there a pain. i would know cause i have them = S

    i idle at 20c load at mid 30 to 40c
  13. werxen said:
    zalman > xig any day of the week.

  14. Go for the xig...its half the cost of the zalman 9700 and cools just as well if not better. You can probably look around and find the xig on sale for about $25-30 shipped after rebates, it works fine on my e8500..idle temp for the not-stuck core reads 30c, regular load temp about 45c and the fan is set at 1000rpm (barely notice it)
  15. Yeah... listen to them.
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