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Need help finding a fan/heatsink for an am3+ board.

Im building a new pc and i need to get a good fan and heatsink to go with these parts:

- ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX
- AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
- Cooler Master Storm Scout Case Mid Tower

I've been reading alot about clearence issue with regards to the memory height and certain heatsinks. I need a fan and heatsink that will clear the height of my memory (I plan on go full 16gb later) and not be too wide for my case.

Thanks in advance.
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  2. Will you be doing any overclocking?
    I heard AMD chips get pretty toasty when OC'd.

    I'd personally recommend this:

    Fantastic air cooler and more or less silent when the fans are turned down. Comes with a second fan for a push/pull config. Not very pricey and will last you a while.

    Keeps my i5 2500k under 65C OC'd to 4.5ghz under load on prime for 8 hours. Rock solid when installed. looks pretty sweet to :)
  3. I'm using a Cooler Master V8 in my Scout case. There is plenty of room for memory with heatsinks underneath it. It has a nice high profile. In fact, it barely overhangs the first two memory slots.
  4. Is it possible to give best answer to all three of you :) ... these are great suggestions. I am leaning towards GeminII S524 ....

    Thank you guys so much for the help.
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