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[solvedHelp picking a proper heatsink/fan for asus rampage iii extreme

i purchased a gaming rig just a few days ago, i got an i7 960, 6 sticks of 2 gig Corsair dominator gt ram( with ram cooler on it), danger den tower 26 case, and 2 ati radeon crossfire video cards, and a 1200 watt ultra modular power supply. my question is with my current set up, my processor is idling at about 50-55 celcius on stock cooling, now from what i been reading this is normal for these chips, my question is does anyone have any suggestions on heatsink fan combos that will actually FIT in that motherboard, that damn cpu socket is RIGHT next to those south/north bridge heatsinks, the ram, the ram cooler, everything is so tight im unsure which heatsink/fan i should get that will give me alot more cooling power then that stock one, because i am not comftorable with temps at 55 idle, are these temps really high as it is for stock cooling or?



any help is appreciated it, im just having a hell of a time finding a decent heatsink/fan that will actually fit in that space, thanks so much guys in advance, you guys rock!


-Davey :o
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    you may want this http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NzA0MzcwJjE3
    that case you have is a bit on the slim size to go with some heavy duty air products

    you could have saved yourself a few hundred dollars if you went with a i5 2500K or a i7 2600K,, they are faster and cheaper and you also overshot the ram a little as well,, 6 or 8 gigs is plenty,,

    that case is built for water cooling so using a air cooler will result in high idling temps
  2. monkeysweat said:
    you may want this http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NzA0MzcwJjE3
    that case you have is a bit on the slim size to go with some heavy duty air products

    you could have saved yourself a few hundred dollars if you went with a i5 2500K or a i7 2600K,, they are faster and cheaper and you also overshot the ram a little as well,, 6 or 8 gigs is plenty,,

    that case is built for water cooling so using a air cooler will result in high idling temps


    thank you sir i appreciate that!, i was looking at that antec kuhler 920, i think i will go with that!
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