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Looking to replace Stock CPU Fan & Heatsink

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My sig rig needs a new CPU along with an after market fan & heatsink, but I am not quite sure where to start. I heard Zalman is reputable, but after looking at some threads here, I'm not so sure everyone thinks they are too great for the price. Anyway, If you guys can recommend a good upgrade that is compatible with the ASUS Crosshair IV formula AND my corsair Dominator RAM (hopefully without having to remove anything) it would be greatly appreciated. I am very interested in the Noctua NH-D14 and the Thermalright Silver Arrow, but am worried about clearance with my RAM. I know that the Noctua won't fit. Thanks for anything you can offer
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AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6Ghz AM3 CPU ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX AM3 MB PNY GTS 250 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) CMD8GX3M4A1333C7 
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WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G HP 24X DVDRW SATA Windows 7 Dell and LG monitors 
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Dell Corsair TX650W ANTEC 900 Death Adder 
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Hyper 212+ is the best price/performance.
NH-D14 is something I'd choose, but as long as you don't have super high heatsinks on the RAM.
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Thanks for the response mbudden, went ahead and got the Hyper 212+, very excited.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6Ghz AM3 CPU ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX AM3 MB PNY GTS 250 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) CMD8GX3M4A1333C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G HP 24X DVDRW SATA Windows 7 Dell and LG monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Corsair TX650W ANTEC 900 Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
Rocketfish 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6Ghz AM3 CPU ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX AM3 MB PNY GTS 250 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) CMD8GX3M4A1333C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G HP 24X DVDRW SATA Windows 7 Dell and LG monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Corsair TX650W ANTEC 900 Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
Rocketfish 
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