New I7 Cpu Cooling

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on this build but I havn't heard any info on the stock cooling on the I7 cpu. I don't plan on overclocking so do you think the stock cooling will be sufficient? If I do OC it in the future I will go to liquid cooling. I hope this rig will be fine for a few years thats why I am going to the new chipset. Also the only thing Im not sure on is the monitor what are your opinions?


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  1. I am wondering the same, but cooling seems to be noticeably absent from most of the i7 builds on this forum.
  2. the stock cooler is fine if you dont plan on ocing
  3. Not to hijack the thread, but if one wants to OC, or just be extra safe, what would you recommend?
  4. Check out www.moddersmart.com for some nice Noctua coolers with LGA1366 mounting kits.
  5. I guess the Kicker is the new chipset we don'y have the options yet on this one. I don't plan on OC until I see some more options on cooling. Im sure there will be new stuff shortly. I am reading about Flashing the Bios on these new boards, I have no Idea what that is. How prevalant is this? I may hold off for a while until the bugs are worked out, or just build a Q9550 machine, what do you think? I may start a thread about this.
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