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Old 10-20-2007, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I am building a gaming system with a Q6600 and I am looking for a good (not too expensive) CPU cooler. I plan to oc the proc up to 3GHz and I know that the stock cooling is a piece of crap so any suggestions will be great.
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Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
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tuniq hands down!!!

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...as long as you have that much cash to spare. The tuniq tower is a great top- end cooler in terms of bang for buck, but you might get away with less. What case are you planning to use? A 3Ghz overclock is unlikely to strain your CPU (temperature wise) to the extent that you need to spend ridiculous amounts on your HSF
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ill be using the antec 900 which has really good air cooling (it has 4 fans on it)
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ill be using the antec 900 which has really good air cooling (it has 4 fans on it)
then the Tuniq is perfect for you.
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Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme with a decent fan is the best air cooling that you can get and Tuniq Tower comes in at a close 2nd. You wouldn't need to worry too much at just 3GHz though. I am using a Zalman CNPS9500 on mine and it keeps it at decent temps while running at 3GHz constantly.
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if you buy now on newegg its 20 bucks off.
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The Tuniq Tower rocks, but I would prefer a Zalman CNPS9700.
My Zalman (9500) does 2.7k rpm and it is 92mm fan , although the Tuniq is 120mm and does 2k rpm, so choose whichever fits you best.
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From what I've gathered, the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is pretty much the top performer, but costs noticably extra because you have to buy a fan seperate.

The Tuniq Tower performs almost as well, as is a good deal cheaper.

I'd recommend one of those two.
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