Re: Best Cpu Cooler for E6600
If you're willing to spend $70, why not just up it a little and get water cooling? Water cooling is still the best way to go. It's space saving as far as crap being loaded onto the motherboard bolts and stuff on the CPU. It's also safe, being that most liquids for liquid cooling is completley non electrically conductive or corrosive, and will not harm your computer at all if there happened to be a leak or any kind of accedent.
For $100 on NewEgg you can get a Thermaltake Bigwater SE for the E6600. Although cheap, it will work. The pump will most likley quit by about 8 months, but if you save up every week (8 months times 4 weeks equals 32 weeks, meaning if you saved 2 or 3 dollars a week, you could by the top of the line pump which is all that needs upgrading in the BW SE. (Unless you want to go with a better radiator of course...)
I was originally going to go with either a Scyth or an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro with AS5, but decided to spend a few more bucks and get the BW SE. I get my whole system tomorrow morning via UPS which I'm happy about, so I'll let you guys know.
But in my honest opinion, depending on the mobo, I would go with liquid. If you have a high end mobo like the striker (which with the new BIOS ver. it's pretty stable (As of Apr. 6th 2007) you will be able to OC that thing pretty far, and liquid cooling would be your best route. For lower clocks in OCing, I would recomend the Gemini as Sora said.