I am running an Intel Q6600 quad core with the oem cooler. It's not overclocked, but I am looking to get into that with this machine very soon. I was looking at some CPU coolers on newegg...ones that had really good user ratings, and I came up with two:
Apparently, according to the reviews, the Rosewill is not an actual copper heatsink (it claims to have a copper base), and some have complained about the noise level. The ASUS on the other hand seems to have slightly more solid reveiws, but it is bulkier and may pose a size issue. I did measure and according to my measurments, it should fit, plus the antec ninehundred is a roomy case, but I have a feeling i wont know for sure till i actually have one in front of me and am installing it.
These are the two I came up with and am having trouble deciding between them. If anyone can suggest one that they think is better, I am definitely open to checking other ones out. I just want to make sure I get a solid, well designed product for this machine. Thanks in advance.
I use a Tuniq Tower to cool my Q9450 and E6600. The fan's RPM can be manually controlled, of course the higher the RPM the louder it will be. I actually spent some extra money to buy quiet 120mm fans (Yate Loons) and simply let them run at full speed.
ok i briefly looked at thermalright's website and checked out the ultra 90. I will most likely go with that, although i'll check the others out when i get home. and yea, you had me until u said put lots of thermal grease on. i mean, i trust u have a reason for that, but like mi1ez said, u wanna put the thinnest layer on...