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OK, I think I misunderstood you. Are you saying that because it can fit a Silver Arrow it will also take a Scythe? I first thought you were saying skip the Scythe to get the Silver Arrow. But I noticed you have my motherboard and a Silver Arrow, so I checked and a Scythe SCMG-2100 is 130mm x 100mm x 158mm whereas a Silver Arrow is 147mm x 123mm x 160mm.

So you think the Scythe will fit, right?
Yeah, that's what I meant
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Quick update: Got the Mugen 2 rev B. Installed it. Took about 3 hours. Frankly, it wasn't that hard but it was a bear. LOL.

The problem was that I had to pull the motherboard. I had sort of talked myself into thinking that it was only those Intel guys that had to pull the motherboard and change out the mounting bracket. Nope, AMD needs it as well. So most of the work was in pulling the motherboard and reinstalling it. Plus my case, the Antec P180 is just a bear when it comes to cable management. So the vast majority of time was spent on that stuff.

Actually installing the Mugen was no big deal. The instructions are terrible, but I was still able to figure them out. There was plenty of space, even with the memory in the two slots closest to the processor. Clearance just wasn't an issue. Actually connecting the Mungen seemed daunting, but I found a box about the same size as the Mungen so that I could turn the whole mess upside down and that made it no big deal.

I always freak about how much thermal paste to use, so I watched a couple of videos. Used about a pea size, then spread it thin with a business card as one guy advocated. Seemed to work well.

Once I got the Mugen attached, then just put the motherboard back in and reconnected everything. I will say that I am much happier with the cable runs now. I just took the time to do it right.

It booted up on the first try. So far I am very happy with my choice of the Mugen. It is soooooo much quieter than the stock fan. What was funny was that my first thought was, wow that is loud. But it turns out it is the fan on my video card that is loud. Maybe that is a later project.

So I have been running for several days without incident. The next step is to try overclocking. I need to find good temp monitoring software--that is my today activity. Then we'll try.

I am doing all this to speed up video processing. I am running Handbrake right now with all 6 cores maxed out, and it is still taking a half hour to process 1.5 hours of video. I want to cut that down some.

Will keep you updated. Thanks for all the input.
Edited by pinganswer - 1/9/11 at 7:39am
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1090T Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATI Radeon HD 4850 4GB 800DDR2 
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1090T Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATI Radeon HD 4850 4GB 800DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
1TB WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Professional Samsung SyncMaster T240HD Antec P180 Silver 
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Logitech Gaming Mouse 
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