Q6600 LGA775 780i Mobo heatsink


I have a Q6600 LGA775 CPU with a XFX 780i Mobo.

I am looking for a new heatsink for overclocking. I currently have a thermalright passive heatsink wich is keeping my CPU cool @ 2.9GHz at around 42c idle. I want to overclock to 3.2 or 3.4ghz however it gets too hot above 2.9GHz, around 55c idle. So my question is what is the best heatsing for this setup?? I cannot afford watercooling and budget is around $120. I also have a Antec DF-10 Mid tower case so i need one that will fit. Please help.
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  1. I'd head to newegg and search for socket 775 heatsinks .

    The scythe Ninja is large and relatively quiet . But there are plenty of others
  2. One of the Antec DF-10 owners at NewEgg said the 159.5mm tall Corsair A70 cooler fit in his case.

    Can you add a fan to your Thermalright .... HR-02?

    Thermalright HR-02 Passive Processor Heatsink Review - tested with 120mm fan added.
  3. Do you still have the rest of the accessory pack that came with your cooler?
    It should have a couple of clips to add a fan.

    In this review they also used fans and show the accessory kit contents
  4. Hyper 212 Evo will keep a Q6600 o/c'd cool and its cheap.
  5. Best answer
    If you still need to find a replacement cooler here are a couple good deals ATM:

    158.5mm tall Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $20 after rebate and free shipping.

    159.5mm tall CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler $15 after rebate and $4 shipping.
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