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Old 02-24-2008, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

So I'm finally in the process of building a new system (it's been a VERY long time since I've done this).

I was just curious on what is the best Heat sink and fan to use for a Q6600 CPU?

I'm running it on a P5K E mobo in a P182 Tower.

Ultimately looking for a quiet and efficient cooling system. Obviously the "easier" it is to install the better.

While I'm at it, does anyone know of a relatively quiet HD? I'm just running an old IDE drive currently and want to upgrade to a SATAII any recommendations on quiet HDs?
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would use the tuniq.
Hard drive wise, they all are about the same noise level. Get a seagate or a wd (seagate ftw)
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I would use the tuniq.
Hard drive wise, they all are about the same noise level. Get a seagate or a wd (seagate ftw)
I believe the TRUE is recommended over the Tuniq.
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Tuniq is loud, big and a PITA to install.
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ya go the extra few dollars to get the TRUE
seagate is the best...
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The Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is regarded as one of the top (if not the top) heatsinks on the market I believe. Getting that with a quiet fan (such as a Scythe SFlex) will give you pretty decent cooling and it won't be too noisy. I can't really help you with HDDs, I've only had 2 and they're both Seagate ones, I wouldn't know if they're loud compared to others or not.
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Well im using a Zalman 9700LED when i make my rig in a few months.
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I have a tuniq right now and I would recommend the true over it. Its huge, loud, and a bit of pain to install.
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Once you have mounted the TRUE a few times, you learn how to do it. Its actually quite easy to mount, compared to the tuniq. The true will cost you about 85 or so including a fan and shipping, but its well worth it.
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Well im using a Zalman 9700LED when i make my rig in a few months.
why exactly?
when the tuniq and TRUE perform better
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