CPU coolers?

I am ,in the near future, going to upgrade to a i7 950 CPU and I need some advice on coolers that I should buy.

I was considering something like
-Thermaltake Jing
-Thermaltake Frio(Best in my opinion)
-Coolermaster V6/V6 GT

All 3 are reviewed as being good coolers but my concern now is weather I am going to have clearance issues on the Gigabyte x58a-ud3r motherboard.
I will be using Kingston Hyper-X KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX Ram.
Any advice will help.
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  1. I have the Noctua NH-U12P on my i7 940, its pretty big but seems smaller than others I have seen and its an amazing heatsink / fan combo. Really quiet as well. Check the dimensions on the Noctua heatsinks compared to the ones you have listed.
  2. Kingston HyperX are normal height memory sticks... they shouldn't pose a problem to most coolers...

    Your mobo is compatible with thermalright silver arrow as well as noctua NH D14... go with one of these... the ones you listed are below these two in performance...
  3. if not Overclock your opinion is good ..
    www.frostytech.com
  4. tnx for the replies
    As it stands now I will go for the Thermalright silver arrow
  5. Read this before buying

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=447&Itemid=62

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=447&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=15

    Here's the top bunch:

    Top Performers

    * Prolimatech Megahalems
    * Thermalright Venomous-X RT
    * Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG-2100
    * ProlimaTech Super Mega
    * Cogage Arrow
    * ProlimaTech Armageddon
    * Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
    * Cogage TRUE Spirit
    * Xigmatek Balder SD1283
    * SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA4
    * Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ

    Highly Recommended

    * Noctua NH-D14
    * Zalman CNPS10X-Performa
    * Coolink Corator-DS Heatsink
    * CoolAge CA-X120TF Wind Tunnel
    * Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    * Thermolab BARAM
    * Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384
    * Scythe Yasya SCYS-1000 Cooler
    * Noctua NH-U12P
    * Cooler Master V6 GT Heatsink
    * Thermaltake Contac-29 CLP0568
    * Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet
  6. CoolerMaster hyper 212+ Im at 3.6Ghz running 40c under full load. My buddy is at 4.0 running 45c under full load, and it only costs 30 dollars!!
  7. whats the cpu you using CMI86???
  8. cmi86 said:
    CoolerMaster hyper 212+ Im at 3.6Ghz running 40c under full load. My buddy is at 4.0 running 45c under full load, and it only costs 30 dollars!!

    what cpu's ur buddy got?
    45 degrees full load for an i7 is impossible for air cooling
  9. I run an AMD AthlonII X2 250 and my buddy runs the Phemon 550BE, There not anything super fancy like an I7 but they do run cool : )

    PS: AS-5 Thermal Paste and 3000 RPM CPU Fan speed
  10. cmi86 said:
    I run an AMD AthlonII X2 250 and my buddy runs the Phemon 550BE, There not anything super fancy like an I7 but they do run cool : )

    PS: AS-5 Thermal Paste and 3000 RPM CPU Fan speed

    makes sense then
  11. try the same setup as cmi86
    buy the hyper 212+ (v6-gt is the best cooler CM makes) with either AS-5, Shin-Etsu or Indigo Xtreme TIM
  12. @ rosco1234 - you are running a high volt cpu which the 212+ cant handle when cooked... go for something better even if it means a few dollars more...
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