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Originally Posted by systemlayers;13638465 
Really? Because I wouldn't consider a pump a quiet device at all. But i haven't heard the Corsair Hydro series at all. My htpc/gaming computer only have 500rpm fans in it/passive heatsinks so i'm pretty sensitive to noise myself.

Plus asus directCU cards aren't quiet imo

My ASUS Direct CU ENGTS450 it currently at 75% fan and I can barely hear it at all. And I am right next to my case.
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My NH-D14 with stock fans is quiet and very effective. Everything you need is in the box. And, installing it on an AM3 with a backplate is simple and easy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=13-131-363-06.jpg&Image=13-131-363-03.jpg%2c13-131-363-04.jpg%2c13-131-363-05.jpg%2c13-131-363-06.jpg%2c13-131-363-07.jpg&S7ImageFlag=0&WaterMark=1&Item=N82E16813131363R&Depa=99&Description=ASUS%20M4A79T%20Deluxe%20AM3%20DDR3%20AMD%20790FX%20ATX%20AMD%20Motherboard

Looks like your motherboard is on the compatibility list at Noctua:
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#Asus

You can check your ram for compatibility as well:
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#DDR3_G.Skill
Edited by PrimeBurn - 5/25/11 at 8:53pm
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