Xigmatec vs. Arctic Cooling

foges

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Im building a new system in around a month and ive started to do a bit of research on parts. Im not quite sure if the xigmatec (the one everyone keeps talking about) or arctic cooling (freezer 7) would be better suited for me. Ill get either the q6600 or e8400 and plan to overclock it slightly to 2.8GHz respectively 3.6 GHz (Hoping not to have to up the vCore). Now the price difference is over 40$ (here in switzerland) and im not sure if its worth it as im not doing any extreme overclocking. I am however concerned about noise.

So my question is, will getting the Arctic Cooling not allow me to reach the above speeds and will it be louder?
 

akhilles

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If you can find a Noctua for a good price, go with that. Heck, even the stock cooler can do those o/c's.
 

Jakeisbest

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I vote for the Xigmatec, I think it cools a bit better than the AC7. It also looks way better imho.
 

SolMiester

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I have the freezer on my Q6600 and running 9x333 at present for 3Ghz clock, load temps at 46-48, idle 30-32....lots of room for a better oc but not really required at present.....fan spins at like 1000rpm, you cant even hear it....
 

Gillbot

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I had a freezer 7 pro on my Q6600 and it took me to 3.4GHz until I switched to water.
 

aigomorla

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http://www.directron.com/rvt12025.html

OEM Xigma, and cheaper.

You cant compare the xigma to the AF7. The AF7 is a great sink but its old.

Xigma will beat it on a quadcore.
On a dualcore you wont put enough heat load on it to tell the two apart.