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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - what cooler?? please help

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December 14, 2012 12:11:07 AM

i have Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 what is good cooler for this cpu and that don't cost too much? i have soprano tower it's really big so i think every cooler can put in ;)  please help
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December 14, 2012 12:54:36 PM

The hyper 212 is a great cpu cooler.
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December 14, 2012 1:05:55 PM

deepcool gamma archer , good replacement for stock fans and its very cheap ( if your not gonna overclock that q6600 :D  )
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December 14, 2012 6:36:39 PM

The Thermalright Ultra 120 was often considered the best performing heatsink for socket 775.

If you look at review roundups of multiple coolers from around 2007-8 the 120 came near the top of most charts:

Anandtech's review of the 'Extreme' version comparing it to the original:

For my own q6600 i used an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro which in this test actually does better than the Ultra 120: