Originally Posted by ehume
One thing about that vid: the heatsink orientation was not optimal. According to Benchmark Reviews, heatpipes should not be vertical. That causes cooling fluid to pool in the lower arm. Instead, coolers like the Mugen 2, Silver Arrow and NH-D14 should be oriented front-to-back, side-to-side, etc. Apparently they found a 3c difference when they oriented the Megahalems south-north compared to east-west.
I don't think this would fit east to west in an Antec 300 unfortunately, which is what this build is in..at least as far as I can tell from the pictures/video I've seen of his build thus far, it looks air tight running north/south as far as blocking RAM slots
Edit for update: Mount was successful, CoreTemp reads 21C under Prime 95 full load torture test..no crashes..Thanks guys!Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 1/2/11 at 4:36pm