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Originally Posted by z0so View Post
Amazing. You found a Mugen 2 for $30. Great work. It's cheaper because it's a Rev A, which is fine because the Rev A was designed for 1366 sockets.

In general, Archon > Silver Arrow > D14 > VX/Mega > Mugen 2/Tt Frio > all the rest.

That big HAF will accept any of those. The Gigabyte MB is the best choice because you can choose to use Voltage-controlled fans or PWM-controlled fans through a BIOS setting.

The only issue is your memory. Just what kind of G.Skill are you using? I've had no problems with Ripjaws with Megahalems, D14 and Mugen 2. If you have very tall RAM go with an Archon rather than a Silver Arrow - buy a second TY-140 and you'll get even better cooling with hardly any increase in noise.

If you're going with a Mega, go with a Super Mega rather than a Megahalems: the Mega has tall screws that limit you to 120mm fans. The Super Mega have low profile screws that allow you to use a pair of TY-140 fans - the best.
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Noctua might or might not fit. The Meglahelms is nice.
Fit in what? His massive HAF 932? I have mine in and there is more than an inch and a half between the top of the heatpipes and the side panel.

I also nominate the NH-D14 as one of the best.

It's quiet, efficient and fills up the space nicely in my case.
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It's also discontinued at that price...
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post #15 of 15
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You can not go wrong with this cooler. My 920 is oced to 4ghz, idling at 38c, loads to 68c during linx test. The Megahalems is one of the best. $62.99 free shipping! You won't regret it!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20CPU%20Cooler

You'll need a couple of good fans as well!
My i7-950 sits pretty at 4.0ghz at 63c under load with my Noctua d-14
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