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Looking for input on my options for a socket 1155 heatsink.

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First a little information:

I'm building a new rig and will likely go with a Ivy-bridge i5 on a Asus Z77 Pro. I'm going to try to get at least 4.5 out of my chip. Memory will most likely be the very low profile Samsung sticks but that's not a certainty. The case will be a gen-1 Silverstone Raven 02.

The heatsinks I've been looking at are:

Thermalright Silver Arrow (SB-E?) -- Currently 85USD but will hopefully go on sale, somewhere, in the next few weeks.
Noctua NH-D14 -- Currently on sale for 60USD. Seems like a great deal.
Thermalright Venemous-X -- I can get this used, locally, for 25USD plus the cost of two appropriate fans.

*How do these three compare to each other? (with two decent fans on the VX).
*If you recommend the VX, what fans would you pair it with? (Note that I don't want it to sound like a jet engine.)
*Would the Noctua or the Silver Arrow be too fat for memory with heatspreaders?
*Do any of them have issues with socket 1155 boards I should know about?
*Is there another heatsink I should be looking at?

Any information would be appreciated.

EDIT: Fixed board-mutilated title.
Edited by Kyoujin - 4/22/12 at 11:53pm
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H80?
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Re: Looking for input on my options for a socket 1155 'sink.

All 3 of them are fine tho thermalright silver arrow sb-e fans look terrible go for an h80 and swap the fans

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Hah, didn't look over the Memory Express site thoroughly before posting. Canada only. That takes the Noctua off the table.

Since you recommended it, how does the H80 compare with the other two options? I've heard that the AIO closed loops are kind of a gimmick at this time and that the top 'sinks not only cool better but are quieter. Certainly looks easier to work with though.
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First of all, anyone recommending a CLC are not figuring cost versus performance and noise---H80's ought to cost ~50 dollars judging by their temps and fans. Paying full price for one and then adding fans means you must have a very, very specific cooling project in mind (to put it nicely). Even the H100 is overpriced.

If you can make purchase for $85 then you can't go wrong with a D14 or SA.

For $50-70 the Havik 140 and True Spirit (or Macho?) are probably the obvious choices, and all have quality fans. Adding fans of that quality to a used Venomous X will total $60 or more (if you are saying it has no fans--otherwise, it's probably the same as the True and the Macho).
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Hah, didn't look over the Memory Express site thoroughly before posting. Canada only. That takes the Noctua off the table.
Since you recommended it, how does the H80 compare with the other two options? I've heard that the AIO closed loops are kind of a gimmick at this time and that the top 'sinks not only cool better but are quieter. Certainly looks easier to work with though.

h80=NH D14 in performace BUT you are wrong Noctua Fans have less noise than CLC fans, but NH D14 has a lot of more wieght, wont let u add some tall memories, but Corsair CLC have a timelife 5 year+/-
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First of all, anyone recommending a CLC are not figuring cost versus performance and noise---H80's ought to cost ~50 dollars judging by their temps and fans. Paying full price for one and then adding fans means you must have a very, very specific cooling project in mind (to put it nicely). Even the H100 is overpriced.
If you can make purchase for $85 then you can't go wrong with a D14 or SA.
For $50-70 the Havik 140 and True Spirit (or Macho?) are probably the obvious choices, and all have quality fans. Adding fans of that quality to a used Venomous X will total $60 or more (if you are saying it has no fans--otherwise, it's probably the same as the True and the Macho).

Yeah, the VX has no fans. I'd have to put thirty or forty dollars into a pair of good fans for push-pull. That only brings it up into the 55-65USD range though; is the Silver Arrow or other comparable 'sinks worth twenty dollars more at their stock configurations? As for the H80...I'm not a lucky guy...I don't need that thing reminding me I'm not a lucky guy by pissing all over my hardware. If it doesn't do at least as well as other solutions in its price range, I don't want to risk it. It takes up less real-estate, which is nice, and it looks good but looks don't mean a thing to me where performance is concerned.
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Thermalright Venemous-X -- I can get this used, locally, for <<<25USD>>> plus the cost of two appropriate fans.

what choice?

people tend to forget a 77watt chip produced this month requires the same amount of cooling as a 77watt chip produced 5 years ago... IF a venemous-x is good enough for overclocking a 125watt chip back in the day... why can't it overclock a 77watt chip today?
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I would go with the Venomus X plus a Noiseblocker or Noctua fan. H80 fans are very loud .
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(Hmm.. I was thinking that the True was $60, but it's more like $40-50 where it can be found.)
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