I plan on running an Intel Duo 2 2.66 ghz (E6700) but am not planning to OC it. I'm hestitant to use the stock cooler since their normally sub par but I also don't have a need for a top of the line cooler.
Does anyone have any suggestions on a decent cooler that would do better then the stock without the risks that the higher end coolers have(such as weight over top of the conroe restrictions etc)?
It will even foster a fair OC on your CPU if you ever wanted to.
Otherwise, the stock cooler will do just fine on the E6700, Core 2 Duo run very cool for their performance, at stock speeds it should stay nice and cool.
If you decide to go with the AC Freezer 7 Pro, you can probably run it at 30-50% fan speed and be just fine, at those speeds it is literally silent. I can hear my slow spinning 120mm case fans over it.
I just checked the AC Freezer 7 pro out and it seems like its over the weight restrition for the clips. I'm a novice at this and am not sure if that's a concern or not. Will it be fragile with the additional weight or doesn't it matter?
I am putting a ~1kg cooler in mine. No biggie!
From my experience, don't get the zalman =), and the AC freezer is well within the weight your motherboard can support.
Only thing that you want to be careful is when you move the computer around, let the computer rest on its side, not upward, as to remove any stress a bump or whatever could do.