Wow, quick responses! Thanks guys. I gotta say, I was pretty shocked when I saw how really damn big that heatsink was. I can't even get my (admittedly crap) case closed, and have to cut some holes in it where the tips of the heatpipes come out the top of the hs... or, time to get a new case
I picked up some additional case fans when I bought the Vendetta, and they are Scythe, but I'm not sure which model (bought one 120 mm, and one 80 or 90 mm (can't remember). Crappy thing is I couldn't install them because my case is too small. Yep, definitely gonna be getting a new case asap.
On a somewhat related note, I also bought the Corsair PC8500 RAM + fan combo, and I'm using an 680i LT board, so basically the RAM slots are too close the the CPU area, and with the RAM fan installed, it pretty much blocks about 1/3 of the CPU fan. I'm thinking it might be best just to remove the RAM fans, wouldn't it? Or do you guys think it's ok to leave it?