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What cpu cooler do I need?

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I plan on ordering my system very soon (after Sandy Bridge is released). My system will be built around the soon-to-be-released i7 2600k. I want to overclock my system, and I want a cooling system on the south side of $100. Here's my build: What do you recommend?

Cpu: i7 2600k
Mobo: Gigabyte U5
Gpu: eVGA GTX 570 (Will be adding a second gpu in the near future)
Memory: Undecided
Psu: Undecided
HD: Samsung F3
Cpu Cooling: Undecided
Case: Raven RV02-W

The cooler's I've looked into are the Noctua's, H50, H70, TRUE, and 120 Tuniq.
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Is the socket the same size as 1156 for mounting hardware?
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Is the socket the same size as 1156 for mounting hardware?

I believe so.
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Well then either the silver arrow, DH14, Ven-X or Thermalright Archon.
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Well then either the silver arrow, DH14, Ven-X or Thermalright Archon.

Are all of these able to fit in the Raven? I know the Raven is on the skinnier side.
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The Raven uses a 120mm exhaust fan. Therefore it is wide enough for a SA, D14, VX and Megatron. Can't say about the Archon: it is 1cm taller than the others.

1155 and 1156 sockets are designed to fit the same coolers.

Try to get low profile memory, like this:

20-231-193-TS?$S300W$

This is 1.5v memory, but even 1.65v memory does not need tall heatsinks. Low profile memory allows you your choice of fans, but even moderately tall memory like Ripjaws will allow you to use 120mm push fans on the D14 and the Megahalems. I haven't used the VX or the SA (Silver Arrow).
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