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Imo, then, look into a megahelms or an Archon. Both of those with fans MIGHT slightly overhand your 4th slot, but you can push up that ram side fan (I'd suggest running two fans on either of those coolers, one in one out). Unless you're really intent on trying for 4.8-5 ghz on your chip 24-7, you're probably more than set with that.
 
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Great looking build. looking foward to the finshed project.

I was thinking of upgrading my stock Thermaltake 200mm to Bitfenix 200mm. Let me know how you like them.....
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What about this one? Anyone use it before?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118046
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I had a zalman's on my last computer. I personally don't like them that much, although some people say they work okay.
 
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Great looking build. looking foward to the finshed project.
I was thinking of upgrading my stock Thermaltake 200mm to Bitfenix 200mm. Let me know how you like them.....

I actually like them a lot. Very, very quiet and they definitely move some air. Probably not enough air to put on a heatsink but definitely good for case fans. Can't really compare them to the stock fans in the 600T since I pulled them out right away. The LEDs are also very good. Not too bright and a deeper shade of blue. Look very nice in the case. Make sure you get the Spectre Pros. Way better specs than the regular Bitfenix fans.
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What about this one? Anyone use it before?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118046
Poor performance, especially for the money. I always check this list when I'm building/upgrading a box - http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm . Anything in the top 10 has always been great for me, so it's more about choosing silence/look/etc. since the performance will definitely be there. That said, it's interesting to see someone else in the same boat as me on those Corsair coolers, I think the pumps are too loud as well.
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Poor performance, especially for the money. I always check this list when I'm building/upgrading a box - http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm . Anything in the top 10 has always been great for me, so it's more about choosing silence/look/etc. since the performance will definitely be there. That said, it's interesting to see someone else in the same boat as me on those Corsair coolers, I think the pumps are too loud as well.

Cool, I'll check that link out. As far as the H100 goes, I definitely like it for performance. I may try this fix first before exploring any air-only options. If I can get this thing quiet it would be perfect IMO.
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200mm to Bitfenix 200mm. Let me know how you like them.....

Oh, one thing to mention about the Bitfenix fans. I have one minor gripe about their design. The mounting holes are not "open" like most fans. By this I mean there is a plastic tube that goes from one hole to the other so you need to use long screws to mount them in some configurations. So far I've managed to work around it without any serious issues, but it's worth noting.
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Oh, one thing to mention about the Bitfenix fans. I have one minor gripe about their design. The mounting holes are not "open" like most fans. By this I mean there is a plastic tube that goes from one hole to the other so you need to use long screws to mount them in some configurations. So far I've managed to work around it without any serious issues, but it's worth noting.

Ya that is the same design as the thermaltake ones. I used some long SS bolts I had in the garage.
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Okay, finally have time to post a few more pics...

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Locked and loaded. Why is it that my heart rate doubles when I put the processor in?

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Definitely a nice looking motherboard.

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Am I forgetting something? With 32GB of memory? I think not smile.gif

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Insert motherboard here.

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Nifty Gameblaster soundcard at no extra charge. Methinks this Gameblaster is the "GB" in Extreme6/GB.

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H100 configured for push/pull. Dealing with this thing has been the biggest PITA so far. Tubes are very stiff, making it difficult to keep the pump out of the way while you're handling the radiator. Had to deputize the wife for some assistance.

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Bottom fans barely clear RAM. Will make it difficult to swap out memory without removing radiator. Of course, this is a moot point when I discover that I cannot insert the CPU power cable with the radiator in place. Hmm, I guess we're only doing a "push" config on this one. Obstructed RAM I can live with. No CPU power cable... that's a tough one.

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Lots of RAM clearance now. Oh well. We don't need no steenking push/pull.

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I felt like a tool getting these colored power cables, but I have to say they're great to work with. Very pliable and easy to maneuver around the case. Plugging the Seasonic cables directly into the MB would have been a monumental pain.

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Not sure what I'm going to do to conceal this unsightly mess.

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So far, so good.
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