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Old October 23, 2009, 09:28 PM
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If you are looking for one of the best "bang for your buck" coolers check out the OCZ Vendetta or Vendetta 2. I have 3 of them and the performance is within a degree of coolers costing 3 times as much. Highly recommended.

My Q9550 (basically 2 of your E8400's in one package) running at 3.8GHz and 1.224V on the core only barely goes over 50C with a Vendetta 2 (and Qfan is enabled so it isn't even full speed). With an E8400 you probably would be in the low 40's.

The Vendetta 2 can be found for $31 and the original Vendetta even cheaper (would run a few degrees hotter).

OCZ Vendetta 2 Triple Heatpipe CPU Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S939 S940 S754 120MM Fan 800-1500RPM 20-32DBA - DirectCanada
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Rig1: Q9550 @3.8GHz Vendetta 2, P5Q-PRO, 6GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500. 5870 1GB, GT240 Physx, Ultra LSP 750W, 2TB internal + 2TB external, 3X23" 5760X1080 eyefinity + GT240 Physx, HAF22 case 3X200mm : Win7 Pro
Rig2: E8200 @3.6GHz Vendetta HSF, DFI P45 LP-JR, 4GB 900MHz, 4870 512MB, X203W 20", Ultra Gladiator Case
Rig3: Q6600@ 3.5GHz H50, P5Q-PRO, 8GB, 8800GTS512, OCZ GameXStream 850W, Samsung 245BW 24" + 19" dual: Snow Leopard + Parallels Win7
Rig4: MAC mini Snow Leopard
Laptop: Macbook Pro 15"
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