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Okay thanks for the help, really appreciated=)
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I just put a Noctua NH D14 in my Antec 900 yesterday until my Sandy Bridge parts come next week and it is awesome. Easy installation really high quality.
    
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He'll be playing a few games, nothing extreme but yea, I guess the 2500k will cut it. The budget isn't really tight, $2200-ish.

I know the h70 will be good for what he needs it for, but won't the tubes be just as far out as a normal tower-cooler will?


The rest of the budget will be used for R0 corsair force 60gb.
yea, the 2500k will be plenty and will allow you to put money into the SSD and GPU, which will make a larger difference than HT.

as far as the tubes being i the way, they will only stick out as far as the radiator does so you can mount it in the case, and the tubes are bendable and can be moved.

the noctua is also a great cooler, but you will have to deal with its size and weight on the the board.
    
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Yea I know the dh14 is massive and probably weighs a lot, if it's a bit too heavy for the board I could just add some strips to it and attach em to the top of the case to reduce the strain
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i still think the H series coolers are more aesthetically pleasing also, but get whatever you think will give you good results. both coolers will do well.
    
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The Best CPU Cooler currently is Thermalright Archon, but may not fit your case if it is too narrow. I recently bought Zalman CNPS-10X Performa after seeing a few reviews that put it in the same category as Prolimatech Megahelms and just a little behind Venomous-X.
    
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