Let me resurrect this thread
I've decided to go ahead and order the new heatsink tomorrow after I get home from class. I've also decided that I'm going for one of the big boys; either a Tuniq or a TRUE or something similar in power and cooling capability. I don't mind the installation and it should be a good weekend thing to do before going out next Friday.
Anyway, I wouldn't mind pulling the trigger on the TRUE (Thermalright Ultra 12 Extreme) along with a Scythe 1600rpm fan that I saw, BUT I read somewhere that the heatsink will push up against my door in the case (I've got a NZXT Lexa Blackline case.)
1. I don't want my heatsink to be pushing against the door at all -_-. I think the reason this happens is because of the fan mounted on the side window of our cases.
2. Jesus christ, is the true THAT big? I love the way my case looks inside....I can't fathom having a huge chunk of metal literally resting up against the window. Is there something with similar power and cooling that might be a *tad* smaller or something? I'm gonna do some more research before pulling the trigger.
I'd consider a Zalman 9700 but my case a subtle red hue with LEDs inside. If I remember correctly the Zalmans are all blue LEDs, and the TRUE/Tuniq might outperform them anyway.