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They are all 120mm. The front intake on a cm 690 doesn't do crap cause of the HD shell in the way. The rear fan has a pretty good amount of airflow. The side fans might be cheap http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103022.

The heatsink had preapplied TIM. Im thinking I accidentally moved it while mounting it. Would moving it a bit or doing anything to it right after it is put down, will that cause a bad thermal paste transfer?
Depends on how much you move it. Generally, I'd say it isn't a big deal. The preapplied TIM on the Arctic is actually pretty good stuff.

Given a restricted airflow in the case (lack of decent front intake), you might need a better cooler. However, the Zalman is out for sure. The Zalman CNPS 9500 as well as the CNPS 9700 rely heavily on an excellent front-to-back airflow. If you have a case that provides such airflow (or if your caseless), they are a good (CNPS 9500) respectively excellent (CNPS 9700) cooler. However, once airflow falls below excellent, the performance of the cooler drops like a brick. And I know that from experience, since I used to have the CNPS 9500 a couple of years ago, and I currently have a CNPS 9700... (other coolers I have/had are the Thermaltake Big Typhoon, and the Tuniq Tower... my favs. right now are the Tuniq and the CNPS 9700).

Thus, if you decide for a new cooler, stay away from the CNPS 9500... given the fact that it needs the excellent airflow your case lacks.

Recommended coolers other than the Tuniq Tower would be:
Both of these have the 120mm fan necessary to overcome a lack of good airflow, and they're both just excellent coolers. The Vendetta 2 is a little better, but also a bit pricier. No lapping needed
    
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Wow thanks! Great choices. Never would of guessed my front intake fan really screwed me over lol. Well im getting another job soon hopefully. So $50 shouldn't be much of a problem.

Do both of these fit in my case? The MoBo? and can work with the e6750?

Touch choice between these 2.
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I fit an Tuniq Tower on a GA-P35-DS3L inside a Coolermaster Cavalier case on an E6750 without any problems. The airflow management in the Cav. is even worse than in your case (single 80mm intake fan anyone?), hence the need for the Tuniq...

Either cooler will be just fine and work great with your hardware.
    
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Alright thank you so much! Glad you helped me, excellent advice.

Ill go buy some AS5 if no body has any extra. If reseating doesn't work Ill think about 1 of those HSF.

Thanks! +rep (mentally)
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Alright thank you so much! Glad you helped me, excellent advice.

Ill go buy some AS5 if no body has any extra. If reseating doesn't work Ill think about 1 of those HSF.

Thanks! +rep (mentally)
Thanks for the rep

With three rigs up and two more coming soon, and only half a tube of AS5, I unfortunately cannot help you out sorry
    
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lol thats ok, Just tired of spending like $15 for AS5 on newegg. (State Tax + Shipping)
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xOxide has AS5 for $6.99 + $2.55 shipping (at least to my address). Even with tax, that's probably less than Newegg.

http://www.xoxide.com/arcticsilver5.html
    
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$9.54 thats better. Thanks.
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I have an E6750 @ 3.6 and a CM690. If you need any tips on modding the case for better airflow, or just general questions on the case just ask. Or you can hit up this link:http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...-690-club.html or the link in my sig.
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