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I don't think it's that big of a deal about the cooler. From what I've heard, you can overclock the Sandy Bridge chips pretty high and I think any cooler would do.

Any suggestions on TIM? I have OCZ Freeze, but I think there's better stuff out there now.
OCZ freeze us fine, its on par with mx2 and tx2 and better then artic silver 5. Sandy Bridge runes cooler, but still a good cooler is still needed for OCing. Reason I recommend megahalems is because it's a very easy cooler to mount correctly, as more important than the cooler is getting a good mount.
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Yea, that sounds like the best option for now. Is there any real difference between Triple and Dual channel? Would I notice it? I don't think I would. =P

There are probably 1155 brackets out for the Megahalems right? Silver Arrow and NH-D14 seems so big. I might need a new case for those.
No, you will not notice a large difference for right now. It is certainly not a reason to wait for the enthusiast platform if that is what you are asking.

And yes I am sure there are.

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Disagree about ole megahalems, I'm petty sure with good fans you are only going to get about 3 degrees better. Thats not a "whole other class". Read some of the user ehumes posts, he has done very extensive cooling.
The Megahalems out cooling the NH-D14? I don't think so. I know that the actual difference is actually very small and not enough to warrant the extra $20 because sound is where the NH-D14 really shines. However, using the same fans I have absolutely never seen a Megahalems outperform an NH-D14. Yes you can slap some good fans on the Megahalems, though you can do the same to the NH-D14. The NH-D14 has better performance than the megahalems.

The difference isn't very much, but the real reason the NH-D14 is in a whole different class is because it is also extremely quiet while still outperforming everything on the market. When you look at a review of the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow you usually see them compared to each other, that is because they are in their own class. They are the king of air coolers.
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OCZ freeze us fine, its on par with mx2 and tx2 and better then artic silver 5. Sandy Bridge runes cooler, but still a good cooler is still needed for OCing. Reason I recommend megahalems is because it's a very easy cooler to mount correctly, as more important than the cooler is getting a good mount.
I don't really mind the mounting part of the cooler as long as they aren't push-pins, I'm fine with it. =P

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No, you will not notice a large difference for right now. It is certainly not a reason to wait for the enthusiast platform if that is what you are asking.

And yes I am sure there are.

The Megahalems out cooling the NH-D14? I don't think so. I know that the actual difference is actually very small and not enough to warrant the extra $20 because sound is where the NH-D14 really shines. However, using the same fans I have absolutely never seen a Megahalems outperform an NH-D14. Yes you can slap some good fans on the Megahalems, though you can do the same to the NH-D14. The NH-D14 has better performance than the megahalems.

The difference isn't very much, but the real reason the NH-D14 is in a whole different class is because it is also extremely quiet while still outperforming everything on the market. When you look at a review of the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow you usually see them compared to each other, that is because they are in their own class. They are the king of air coolers.
Noise isn't that big of a deal because I'm used to the loudness of 5 Scythe UK 3k fans...

I don't think it would be that big of a problem if I got any of the coolers. If I have enough money for the Silver Arrow or NH-D14, then I'll get them, and if not I'll settle for a Megahalem.

O.O I just put together a 4 GB, 2600k, Gigabyte mobo build for $600... tempted to go buy it.
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I don't really mind the mounting part of the cooler as long as they aren't push-pins, I'm fine with it. =P



Noise isn't that big of a deal because I'm used to the loudness of 5 Scythe UK 3k fans...

I don't think it would be that big of a problem if I got any of the coolers. If I have enough money for the Silver Arrow or NH-D14, then I'll get them, and if not I'll settle for a Megahalem.

O.O I just put together a 4 GB, 2600k, Gigabyte mobo build for $600... tempted to go buy it.
If noise isn't a big deal go with the Megahalems. It can be had for $60 online and I've seen them close to $40 at the marketplace. They will cool pretty close to the NH-D14, it will get you just as far overclocking wise too.

For the 1155 build, I would recommend DDR3 1600 RAM and the UD4 mobo.
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