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Putting this combo together in an Antec 902 case. No need for balls-out overclocking, but my last build was nearly ten years ago with an AGP card so I've had a lot of catching up to do on this forum. To be honest, 4GHz would be awesome, but I'd be ecstatic with making 3.8 and likely wouldn't want for more.

By my measurements this mobo is pretty tight on the first RAM slot with the big air coolers. The Zalman 9900 Max should clear, but I don't think I can stuff a big Noctua in there. I can't see my needs demanding a water cool kit, but I'd be open to something like the Corsair H50. I'd consider H70, but reports seem to point to having to mod the case pretty hard. I am, however, darn good with a Dremel.

What says the Hive Mind?

(mods please move this if it better fits in another subforum)
 

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You don't need to go balls out with a dual fan cooler on a huge heatsink to get that CPU to 3.8ghz without overheating. Something like a Corsair A50 or OCZ Vindicator have smaller footprints than say a Venomous X, or a Noctua cooler and still provide very good performance.
 
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