What is the best CPU cooler for under £20

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Found 7th Mar 2010
Looking to change my stock cooler for a aftermarket one but needs to be less than £20.

Also has to fit a LGA 775 Socket for Core 2 Quad.

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May be a couple of quid over your budget, but the Thermalright Ultra 120 extremes are very good, and about £20 second hand, but you may have to pay postage and factor in the costs of a 120MM fan if you don't have one.

The Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is very popular and can be bought new for under £20 (fan included).

I would go for one of the above if I was you. £20 is a good budget for a cooler, as it tends to be that as you spend more and more, you gain less and less.

I have the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and is practically silent ,

tonyg1962;8044818

I have the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and is practically silent ,


+1 :thumbsup:

tonyg1962;8044818

I have the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and is practically silent ,



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I've got Zalman 9700, which you might be able to find relatively cheap on eBay since MSI give them away with their Zilent P45 motherboards, which keep getting punted at £50. I was going to sell mine before I gave into temptation (£20 on eBay for the heatsink, making £30 for a P45 mobo - win!), and am kinda glad that I didn't, since the 9700 ranks pretty highly, and lets me overclock my E6300 to 3.5GHz. Rock-solid, too. W00t!

what kind of cooling solution are u looking for? silence or performance?
i look at silentpcreview.com - silentpcreview.com/Rec…nks
Havent been on it for a while, (and it looks like they havent updated the list either) but a cheap solution is the xigmatek

Original Poster

yes, will will overclocking my Q6600 2.4ghz to push it over 3ghz. The two that i found to be the most popular in that price range are:

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2
ebuyer.com/pro…157

CoolerMaster Hyper TX3
ebuyer.com/pro…684
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