CPU cooler choice

By bertz
Dec 30, 2008
  1. i have a e8400 which im planning on o/c

    atm i have a AC Freezer 7 Pro but im thinkin of purchasing a Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme LGA775 Heatpipe Cooler

    is it worth upgrading thanks in advance
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,189   +225

    I don't think so...
  3. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 280

    a better choice is to buy two high end fans and mount them in a push-pull configuration on your current (more then decent) cooler

    I see your cooler as supporting 92mm fans; buy two Noctua 92mm fans (NF-B9) and you'll get much better thermals
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    The Freezer 7 Pro, while decent, is no match for the TRUE's far superior cooling performance. Pair the TRUE with a decent fan like the Yate Loon D12SL-12 or the Scythe SFF21F and you'll have a fantastic cooling solution that is also very quiet.

    That being said, since the TRUE is a tad on the expensive side, you can also go with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283. But I recommend buying a Thermalright screw bracket for the latter, the default installation kit isn't that great. But that's just about the only gripe I have with it. Cooling performance is on par with the TRUE.

    It's worth the upgrade IMO.
  5. Drowsiness

    Drowsiness TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Yes, this. Took the words right from my keyboard.
  6. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 233

    Water cool !!
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