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I vote nay on the Scythe Ninja 3, lately, Scythe heatsinks have been umm...crap. And this one, is just as crap as the line of Scythe heatsinks. The only low budget heatsink I will ever recommend is the Hyper 212+. Outperforms and is cheaper than the Scythe.
Hmm.... fair enough. Well, I have no problem spending up to say $60-80 on a top-notch heatsink as long as it'll match. I love Noctuas but the brown/tan isn't working for me.
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If you want it to match why not a corsair H series cooler? H80's are good, and like $90-$100 if I recall.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181016

Or even a H60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181015

Or H100 for $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181017

I personally have the H100, and love it so far.

Also I have that same gigabyte mobo, get it. It's great.
 
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Hmm.... fair enough. Well, I have no problem spending up to say $60-80 on a top-notch heatsink as long as it'll match. I love Noctuas but the brown/tan isn't working for me.
Thermalright Silver Arrow?
Zalman CNPS12x (not yet released)?
Phanteks PH-TC14PE?

and Corsair doesn't really match up since the H60 is outperformed and the H80/H100 are easily double the cost and perform at around the same level with the heatsinks (D14/SA) edging them out in pretty much everything but the H100 in push/pull.
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Heres a list of the best performing coolers so far:
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages...review,14.html
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If you can find one, the Prolimatech Megashadow would probably be right up your alley. It's actually almost just like the Megahalem, but with a black nickel finish.
It looks like that should fit for the 2600k, though I use it for my 920.
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If you can find one, the Prolimatech Megashadow would probably be right up your alley. It's actually almost just like the Megahalem, but with a black nickel finish.
It looks like that should fit for the 2600k, though I use it for my 920.
Yes, the Megashadow will fit the 1155 platform.
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I'm liking the N520 mainly because it's cheap and secondly because it looks like it would perform well with a 2600k. It also is a nice compliment to my motherboard and the rest of the rig's theme.
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The N520 is outperformed by the 212+.

The 12x.

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How's the black EVGA cooler? I like that it's black but looks a little too plain to warrant $50. What about the Arctic Cooler? or Thermaltake Frio?
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