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what are people cooling their CPU's with? I've heard suggestions for:Thermalright Ultra120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835109125(do you need to buy a fan separate for that?)Zalman CNPS 9700 120mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835118019Zalman CNPS 9700 110mmhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N%2bCNPS%2b9700andTuniq Tower 120http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...k=tuniq%2bT-120Planning on installing it on a ASUS Rampage Formula LGA775 Q6600 or Q9450 in a Coolermaster Cosmoshttp://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...42115&mode=full

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The Thermalright Ultra 120 is an excellent choice based on several reviews I've seen, the only issue being physical height. It's also heavy which may present problems in a 90 degree mount (vertical mb) setup. Some have had improved results with two fans instead of 1 for noise and equivalent cooling - not sure about that one. Just make sure you use a quality ball bearing fan with variable speed.I personally use a Swiftech hi-flow water system going back to an AMD chip I could fry a few eggs on with no problems, adapted via a new Intel socket 775 Apogee cooler. My second choice would be the Thermalright.Cheers,Etienne

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I agree with Etienne. The Thermalright is top of the line quality but it's a monster. You'll need to add a fan to it as well to exploit its' potential. I use the Zalman 9700. Works great, copper fins, 120mm fan, and it's dead silent. The highest temp I've ever seen is 48c and that was in an 80f+ room. My core temps have never exceeded 58c. Size may be an issue here too though. If you have a small case, it may be a tough fit. Best Regards,Jeff*EDIT* Oh, CoolerMaster case, no problem there with size then. The Zalman will work nice with the system you're building. One of the really nice features of the motherboard you chose is that it's designed to wick heat through the whole board. Makes cooling alot more effective and it should OC really nice.Nice system.

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i'm kinda wondering what ever happened to TMD fans... good concept... guess they never caught on?

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