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Well if you are still considering the Xigmatek, there will be issues with the NB cooler if mounting vertical. A horizontal mount is the only thing possible with that combo. I recently did a build with a Q9450, Dark T2RS, and this cooler, I had to do a horizontal mount. Fortunately the case had two 120mm exhaust fans on top, so it made sense to mount it that way.
Thanks for that...VERY helpful! I have NO experience with 775 up until this build...so any help is appreciated .

On that note:
Will the Corsair VX 550w PSU's 120mm fan be enough to vent the CPU? Its in an Apevia case, so it also has a 120mm on the rear...but that's it for exhaust. Will that work well enough? Mount it horizontally (I'm assuming the fan will blow upwards)...and just let the PSU vent the air out?
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Thanks for that...VERY helpful! I have NO experience with 775 up until this build...so any help is appreciated .

On that note:
Will the Corsair VX 550w PSU's 120mm fan be enough to vent the CPU? Its in an Apevia case, so it also has a 120mm on the rear...but that's it for exhaust. Will that work well enough? Mount it horizontally (I'm assuming the fan will blow upwards)...and just let the PSU vent the air out?
Should be fine.....BTW what are the temps now on the stock cooler?
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The arctic 7 also has mounting problems, i had to move the fan on mine up a bit because it was catching on the northbridge on my motherboard.
    
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My Freezer 7 Pro touches the NB sink on my DFI DK board.. But it's never hot enough to do any damage so im not bothered.
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Should be fine.....BTW what are the temps now on the stock cooler?
75*C under Prime95 load.....with 1.23v. So its undervolted by 0.12v, and still overheating. Gotta love a stock Intel cooler on a hot quad core. Hence why I need a better cooler for it .
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Xigmatek all the way...HDT technology and newer to boot!
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The xigmatek S1284 is coming out soon, you might want to wait and see how that is.
But yeah, from your two choices, Xigmatek S1283 is your best option.
    
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Check local FRY's if any, I say a EVGA 8800GS for like 89-99 after MIR. In store only. Use leftover for the Xigmatek.

Edit: Better hurry http://shop4.frys.com/product/5592220
Edited by Sonic - 5/14/08 at 4:22pm
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Which would suit my dad better do you guys think?

MSI 8800GTS 320MB (soft modded into a Quadro FX 4600)
Xigmatek 92mm heatpipe cooler

OR

eVGA 9600GT 512MB (would be left as 9600GT since there is no Quadro card)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

One has a better cooler, but worse GAMING video card. The other has a better GAMING video card, but worse cooler. Keep in mind he's BARELY within thermal spec with the stock cooler as well (72*C under load on the Q6600)...so any improvement at all would be fine. But he uses his machine for CAD work.

Would it be fine to use the 8800GTS 320MB for CAD work, even if I can't soft mod it? Another thing to keep in mind is that he WAS running a GeForce 6800 XT....so this is a HUGE step up.

Any help is appreciated...and sorry for the thread CHANGE.
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What res does he operate at?
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