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EVGA 8800GTX Air Cooler and fan?

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Im trying to build a nice quiet air cooled system. Besides the northbridge fan on my motherboard, the noisiest fan is from the graphics card. And it runs friggin hot.

I have read that the Thermalright HR-03 Plus is THE cooler for this card. But its not carried on newegg anymore! Anyone know why? Is there something better now?

If not, I will find it someplace else (I found it on endpcnoise.com). And I wanted to get a nexus real silent 92mm fan to go with it. Can anyone verify if this is good or not?

And lastly, do the heatsinks that come with the TR HR-03 really stick with the manufacturer sticky or should I replace with some thermal adhesive? Seems a bit permanent but oh well

Would love to hear people thoughts on this.
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1: Performance-PCs and FrozenCPU both stock the HR-03 Plus last I checked. They're good companies too, I've ordered stuff from both of them and they were very prompt with my order, and Performance-PCs even fixed up a part of the order they screwed up within 24 hours (I ordered four sets of four fan screws, but only received four screws - three more sets were in the mail the morning after I had emailed them).

2: Nexus has a good reputation for silence, but they move a pretty pathetic amount of air, and I believe they're sleeve bearing, something I don't really care for. I'd look into the Scythe Kama Flex 92mm fans, or the older Mineba series. Or even the Panaflo M1, which should be a good balance of silence and performance.

3: I've heard that the pads that come with the HR-03 plus aren't very good. I wouldn't go for adhesive though, just some different pads.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
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BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
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vf 1000 with unisink
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does it come with all like 100 heatsinks you need thou
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