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I will also throw a vote in for the Kuhler 620, I'm not a corsair fanboy by any means.
Whatever brand you choose I would recommend higher quality fans, and moving to a push pull set up and a higher quality TIM to get the most out of it. I would recommend MX4 or Liquid Ultra.
I know the Kuhler line has had a lot of after market support on ebay. They had 2011 adapter brackets before Antec did.
I know with the 620 you can get one that will have the slight tick. From my experience and some others this happens when you get one that runs over 1400 rpm, they usually run just under. If you get a hot unit (I have one, runs @1478rpm) you can return it, or fan control it until the click goes away (Usually 1350-1390 rpm)
When I first got my 620 for my cpu I benched it, My 2600k@ 4.7 would prime95 out at 72C, after I changed the fans and TIM it now maxes at 59C with fans at 800rpm, 54C with fans at 1400rpm.
They all work about the same and can all be tweaked for better cooling, just depends on your preference and budget.
Last edited by ground_zero298; 01-24-2013 at 16:52.