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Easy E6700 Aftermarket Cooling

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Alright I'm new to these forums so gimme a break.

Here's the deal: I helped my girlfriend build a nice gaming rig for her grad present from her parents. But what's the point in buying an expensive computer if you're not going to overclock it? Here are the specs:

Processor: Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz stock)
Motherboard: P5B Premium Vista Edition
Case: Antec Nine Hundread
GPU: EVGA 8800 GTX KO ACS^3 (basically a pre-oc'd 8800gtx)
Ram: Mushkin HP2-6400 DDR2-800 (2x1GB)
Sound Card: X-Fi Fatal1ty (the one that comes with the drive bay panel + remote)
PSU: Ultra X2 550w
Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB S-ATA
Optical: LiteOn 20x DVD RW/etc S-ATA

I don't think I'll be attempting to overclock the GPU as it's already been done and while the Antec Nine Hundread has a lot of fannage, I don't have watercooling.

I do however want to overclock the processor & ram. I believe all I'm missing hardware wise is a new heatsink for the processor. I don't know much about them at all, but I was reading that sometimes you have to remove the mobo to install them? I am much too lazy for this. Can any of you reccomend some good aftermarket HSF's for my current setup that won't require me to pull out the mobo to install?

Also, do I have to worry about the pci-e (for 8800 gtx) and pci (for soundcard) ports being overclocked too much when increasing the FSB (I have no previous CPU overclocking experiece so that is as n00b of a question as possible).

P.S. Kind of off-topic but if anyone knows why the computer hangs and requires a manual restart after running games like Oblivion or NWN2, please let me know. Temps are all normal, if not lower than average. Might be a problem with nVidia drivers...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019
I don't think you have to remove the motherboard for the Zalman.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001
Removing the motherboard gets you much cooling though.
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1st OC the PC for your girl...she will love you for it...buy a Tuniq Tower or a Thermalright Ultra 120Extreme, they are the best aircoolers, dont worry about the PCI-e they are locked and wont increase unless you manually increase them
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Thanks for the reccomendations so far. To the previous posters and any following ones. Keep in mind the Antec Nine Hundread is a mid-tower...I'm not sure if that makes a huge difference space wise for a heatsink, but just in case...

These are the qualities I'm looking for in the HSF:

- Will fit in the Antec Nine Hundread.
- Will not require me to remove the motherboard to install.
- Will help me overclock the E6700.
- Blue LEDs are bonus to match with the case.
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