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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    Zalman CNPS10X coolers are more compact, the Flex and Performa are ready for dual fan configuration.
    The performa is currently selling at 40.24USD, 30.24UD after mail-in rebate, and free shipping at newegg. With 2 additional quiet fans you can have it at under 50USD.
    You can see the difference between Mugen 2 and CNPS10x Performa here.

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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    The overall width of your case is 210mm (8.27 inches).
    Most tower coolers are about 160mm tall and the only possible problem might be with a case that has a side case fan that could interfere with the top of the cpu cooler. Some cpu coolers let you easily attach a second heatsink cooling fan for a push-pull setup that could provide several degrees (C) of additional cpu cooling.

    I went with the Xigmatek Balder coolers for my systems because both of my systems have top mounted exhaust fans and I could mount the heatsink horizontally so that the heated air from the heatsink can be exhausted out of the top of my case.

    BenchmarkReviews has some of the best cooler reviews. Check out Best CPU Cooler Performance: Intel Q3-2010 for starters. I haven't checked recently to see if they have a newer cooler comparison. There are quite a few outstanding cpu coolers.

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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    Megahalems' dimensions are almost the same as Zalman CNPS10X, but it is more expensive. I think I won't get the Mugen, Megahalems or CNPS10X seems fine to me.
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    @Chike: you think the CNPS10X Performa is as good as the Megahalems if I wanna OC the 2600K on 4,3-4,5 ?
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    Maybe not good as, can't find a review that compare them, but the same league.
    Six Coolers for Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Processor. Page 8 - X-bit labs
    It is made to fit midi-tower cases, so it's a bit shorter than the others.
    It's problem is the noise it makes, that is why I suggested the 2 quiet fans.
    Try to look for similar setup and see if you can get results for 2600k with Performa.

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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    Zalman Performa - [H]ard|Forum

    And see the screen capture of wPrime @ 5.2GHz
    Gigabyte P67A-UD4 Review

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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    Well, if this cooler fits on p67-ud4, it will on my mobo too I think, thanks Chike!
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    I don't know if Newegg ships to Over The Rainbow land, but from now til the end of September you can buy the Performa for $30.24 (after $10 MIR) with free shipping.
    Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa 120mm Long life CPU Cooler
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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    The fab will block at least the 2 memory slots that are close to the CPU, but I think all will do as the memory is closer to the socket on LGA1155 boards.
    Shouldn't be much of a problem if the memory don't have high heat spreader.

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    Default Re: GA-Z68XP-UD3 why not B3 ?

    @profJim: no, they don't ship :) I live in Eastern-EU.
    @Chike: it should not be a problem, my Kingston HyperX XMP modules are regular tall ones, not too high.
    Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P bios ver. F5
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