I've been looking at quite a few different coolers. I just want to make sure what I get will work with my e6600. As long as it says its LGA775 compatible it should work with my core2duo correct? I've also looked into liquid coolers as well but i'm not sure I want the hassel or not. Here are the options.
A:) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020 ZALMAN CNPS 9700
Only negative that I can see is its made from aluminum and copper. I thought all copper was supposed to be better. Comes in at $69.99 Could I hook this up to my fan controller?
B:) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019 ZALMAN 9700 LED
Made totally out of copper. Says it inludes a fan speed controller. Blue matches my LEDs in case though not important compared to coolings propertys. $59.99 Why would this be cheaper if it includes a fan speed controller and is made completly of copper?
C:) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835101002 ASUS Silent Square
Combo of aluminum & copper. Lower fan speed than the zalmans & smaller fan. Not sure if it will work nothing said if it will work on a core2duo? $59.99
D:) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835101007 ASUS 90-PN531CE-00100
All copper. Same fan as above asus 92mm. 128 fin + 6 heatpipes. First time i've seen this but it looks really nice plus it should match my Asus board nicely. $68.99 Worth it? Says it works on the core2duo's which leads me to believe the above isn't for the core2duo's.
E:) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061 Thermaltake CL-P0114
Copper base aluminum fins. Most commonly used cooler. Massive 120mm fan however read some comments regarding the support brackets included for mounting this. I'm not getting into a hassel ordering mods to fit this. Can anybody confirm this? $46.99 Cheaper than the rest fan runs lower mostly due to larger fan.
And the simple Liquid cooler system. From reviews i've read the recommend adding a pump internal to the loop because the standard pump isn't that reliable. Anybody provide me a link to the extra internal pump not sure what i'd be looking for.
F:) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835124007 KINGWIN AS-3000 AquaStar
I like that it has the CPU block/ VGA block decent price in at $93.99 Includes everything I need to get it setup. Like the idea of just slipping it in 2 5.25 bays instead of modding my case. 180 liters/hr
My main goal is to decrease overall temps as I said before noise really isn't a concern. Also I have some Asus 80mm fans that came with my board for the NB & SB but i've been reluctant to run these because they have a warning that says only use with passive or watercooled systems. Would I be able to run these with any of the above mentioned air coolers or only with the Kingwin system? How long would these coolers be good for? Relatively new to this if the fan quits working after a year or so can I install a replacement fan or do I need to buy a new cooler? Also that brings up a similar question about fans. Should I buy some extra whats the average lifespan of say the HD Fans or Case fans?
I'm kind of leaning toward the ASUS 90-PN531CE-00100 because its all copper, same manufacture as my board, and it looks good.