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Old December 17, 2007, 03:07 PM
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I want to mount my MB in my case but before I do that I need a decent cpu heatsink ( air), until I get all the parts and put it together to see how good it will oc on air. Later on I will be moving to water cooling but for now it is going to be a air
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Old December 17, 2007, 04:24 PM
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If you dont want to OC a Q6600 then the arctic freezer pro is a great heatsink for the price.

For larger cases the sytheninja rev b is a relatively cheap option.

Some of the thermaltake sinks generally perform the best though although they are more expensive.

I'm not sure what the "best" is though. Take a look at some of the reviews here or the most popular products in NCIX.
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Old December 17, 2007, 04:29 PM
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The kings of the roost are the ultra 120, the tuniq tower 120, and the zalamn 9700- you looking for best, or best budget?
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Old December 17, 2007, 04:37 PM
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Get the Thermalright Ultima 90! It is almost on par with the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme and plus it is much lighter and cheaper!



Thermalright ULTIMA-90 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 AM2 CPU Heatsink *Fan Not Included* - DirectCanada
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Old December 17, 2007, 05:30 PM
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All those HSF suggestions are worthless without knowing which CPU we are talking about. They're all very good choices though.
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Old December 17, 2007, 07:38 PM
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The kings of the roost are the ultra 120, the tuniq tower 120, and the zalamn 9700- you looking for best, or best budget?
I guess I should rephrase this a little I want the best but I am a little worried about clearances and the weight on a P35 DS3L Mother board I heard that there might be some issues with a ultra 120 on some boards . oh and it will be a Quad Core so it will be fairly hot.
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Old December 17, 2007, 08:16 PM
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I run the Noctua NH-U12F with the matching fan....and it performs awesome! Check this out!

Good luck with choosing!
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Old December 17, 2007, 08:55 PM
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Big block of copper


With one of these babies cooling it





Realistically, you are looking at anything with huge
heat dissipation area. Anything in the tower design.
Preferrably Zalman, Scyth, Noctua, Thermalright,
and Sumbeam/Tuniq.
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I am wondering about the clearances on the GA P35 DS3L mother board if I were to use this Thermalright ULTIMA-90 6 Heatpipe Cooler ( using push pull 120 fans ) also would I be able to use a different ( then stock) NB cooler because I have heard that they get pretty hot
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I have a Thermalright IFX-14 on a DS3L with no issues what-so-ever. Also the NB cooler is pretty good for a passive design; if it over-heats due to overclocking, install an Antec Spot Cool on top of it and the problem is solved. That's what I did on all 3 Gigabyte P35 boards I have.
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