Hey guys, thanks for the input so far! Anyways, I already have a Xigmatek ST-1283 cooler and if I went i5/i7 I planned to get a bracket mounting kit for that.
However, I recently tried install the ST-1283 onto an AM3 motherboard with a 1090T and the ST-1283 blocked the first two RAM slots on the particular Asus motherboard. So my question is, what kind of cooler fits AM3 without blocking the RAM slots on those boards?
Also, just for kicks, it's a possibility I may be willing to spend the extra ~$150 to go i7 LGA-1336. So, if that were the case what parts would you guys pick?
I know LGA-1336 socket is in limbo and that AM3's bulldozer may support AM3 which might just make AM3 a more attractive option for future proofing.
What are your thoughts?