I'm looking for an after market cooler cause the stock one idles way too hot (53c) at about 3500 rpm, and it's really loud at full speeds, which it kicks into while maxing out call of duty or something
Was looking at some Arctic Cooling ones, I can get the 64 LP locally which would be easier than Newegg'ing it.
I'm more concerned about 1) noise > cooling 2) losing my ram slots, cause I'm using all four right now and don't want to compensate
You could also look at, i think its called the Scythe Mugen 2, its a great CPU cooler i heard, and if you think the fan is too loud, just buy a quieter one, like the cooler master fans that move 69cfm and at 19dba.
Yeah in fact I did use that XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler on a Phenom II X4 955 BE system on an ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard.Let me tell you about it.It works quite well and is pretty easy to install.However you have to install your 2 sticks of RAM in the closest slots first before installing that heatsink/fan.If your RAM has very tall heatsinks it won't work though.