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Cooling for Q6600

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October 8, 2011 10:39:05 PM

Hello,

I would like to clock my CPU to 3.0-3.2 GHz and since I'm new to overclocking I'm having problems to pick an aftermarket cooler. At first I wanted to buy Gaia or CM 212+ but then I found out they won't fit in my chassis (I think). I got Asus Vento A8.
Now I'm thinking I should get Freezer 13 but since I don't have any expirience with buying coolers I would like some suggestions how to get the best cooler for my PC.

My system:

OS: Windows 7 64 bit
Chassis: Asus Vento A8
Motherboard: Asus P5E
Graphics Card: Atm Sapphire HD 5670 512 MB but I'm getting HD 6850 next week.
Processor: Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Memory: 6 GB (667 MHz)
PSU: Asus model A-55GA (550W)

Thank you in advance for your time and suggestions.

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October 9, 2011 12:07:55 AM

Here is a link to a website that reviews and compares CPU heatsinks, pick what you want based on your preference of best cooling and sound, etc. And take measurements of your case and compare to the heatsink dimensions. Though I personally give myself a little leeway to play it safe with the dimensions.

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
October 9, 2011 10:19:04 AM

I'll have a look. I think Freezer 13 should be able to fit but I'll look for something smaller as well. Thanks for your help.
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