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On the site I use to buy from, they only list socket 1156, and not 1155?

Good news is the lga1156 & lga1155 share the same HSF mounting bracket diminsions
http://hw-lab.com/lga-1155-and-lga-1156-share-the-same-screw-hole-design.html thumb.gif
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silver arrow will probably be the quietest cooler you will find without going passive cooling
   
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The Quietetst is the one that performs the best with no or very slow fans obviously!

If you want to use two 140mm fans with rpm around 400-800 rpm the Genesis is definately your best choice.
If you want to use one 140mm fan with rpm around 400-800 rpm, than the Thermalright HR-02 is the best choice.
If you want to use two 140mm fans with rpm around 800-1500 rpm than Thermalright Silver Arrow or the Thermalright Archon is a good choice.
The Phanteks and the Noctua D14 work good with all fan speeds and a bit better wih lower rpm fans than the Silver Arrow (due to wider fin spacing) but not quiet as a good as the Genesis...


http://www.hardwaremax.net/reviews/kuehler/381-test-prolimatech-panther.html?start=7

here you have a lil list of how several coolers perform with different fan speeds, the first graph witth two Prolimatech Vortex @1000rpm, the second @700rpm, the third @400rpm.


So basically it depends on how quiet you want to have it and depending on your Overclock you dont necessarily need a high end cooler for quiet operation. At a relative modearate overclock something cheap like a cooler master hyper 212 or a gelid tranquillo would be enough!
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