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The money I spend on fans could have gotten me a better air cooler. Why spend ~$50 on a pair of fans when I can just buy the heatsink and get better results?
Yup. Wasn't going to argue with you about your choice of heatsink, but I generally recommend the Silver Arrow or the D14. Each comes with two fans.

The SA is more flexible because its fans are PWM, which you can control with any mb. Also, they're quieter. The D14 OTOH can only be controlled with Voltage, so only a Gigabyte board can do auto control. The RAM clearance is better with the D14. Both cool about the same (the best), and quietly.
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Yup. Wasn't going to argue with you about your choice of heatsink, but I generally recommend the Silver Arrow or the D14. Each comes with two fans.

The SA is more flexible because its fans are PWM, which you can control with any mb. Also, they're quieter. The D14 OTOH can only be controlled with Voltage, so only a Gigabyte board can do auto control. The RAM clearance is better with the D14. Both cool about the same (the best), and quietly.
The problem I have is that I have really tall RAM. It won't even be able to fit under the D14. On the other hand, the Ven X has no clearance issues. I really don't want to spend unnecessary money on my rig.
    
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Mega is 100x better then the crap H50.
Sucks for you does not mean the product it self sucks, I thought we went over this a couple threads back...

I wouldn't trade it simply because there's less strain on the motherboard.
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The problem I have is that I have really tall RAM. It won't even be able to fit under the D14. On the other hand, the Ven X has no clearance issues. I really don't want to spend unnecessary money on my rig.
How many volts on your RAM? If they're 1.6v, you can replace the tall heatsinks with generic low profile heatsinks.

But a VX is a fine heatsink. Look at item 1 of my sig for some fan suggestions.
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I already have 2 Yate Loon mediums to cool the heatsink so I believe it will be okay.

Edit: The RAM voltage is 1.5-1.6.
Edited by NguyenAdam - 6/6/11 at 9:19pm
    
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I already have 2 Yate Loon mediums to cool the heatsink so I believe it will be okay.
Yup.
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