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I've ordered an EVGA 790i Ultra yesterday and it finally came in this morning. My Q9450 is sitting in the slot and I just ordered the rest today and am waiting on it (case, psu, video card) to come in tomorrow.

The main point here is to ask you guys what temps. you're getting on the 790i Ultra's N&SBs with stock and if any of you have had success in changing it to something better such as arctic's.

Is there a space between the stock heatsinks and the actual chips with a pad between or can I change it to some MX? Will it be noticeable?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 EVGA 790i Ultra EVGA 9800 GTX+ 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 @ 1.8GHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x36GB WD Raptors RAID0 Vista Ultimate x64 SyncMaster 245BW G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PCP&P 750 Quad CoolerMaster CM 690 Razer Diamondback None 
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Second System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 EVGA 790i Ultra EVGA 9800 GTX+ 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 @ 1.8GHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x36GB WD Raptors RAID0 Vista Ultimate x64 SyncMaster 245BW G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PCP&P 750 Quad CoolerMaster CM 690 Razer Diamondback None 
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