I'm ordering a q6600 and thinking about getting an MSI K6n Diamond mobo to accompany it. I'd like to OC the sucker to at least 3.0ghz, so I'm planning on getting the zalman 9700 or the thermaltake extreme 120. My question is if there is going to be an issue with space, given how larger these coolers are. Will I be ok, or should I go to plan B for the mobo (asus p5n)?
If you are worried about s[pace yet want similar performance to an 120extreme, I recommend a Thermalright Ultima-90, basically the 120 but with just 2degrees less cooling performance and some 3cm lower height.
Also with the right 92mm fan MUCH quieter then a zalman.