Originally Posted by [Ion]
Something like this
has the advantage that it would fit in a smaller case like the Elite 120 or the Sugo SG05. But for the Prodigy, the H40 is a solid choice
The newer Intel coolers aren't that bad, really. At idle, the CPUs put out so little heat that the fan spins very slowly, and they don't ramp up all that much even under load. Yes, it will be noticeable, but not really annoying like the AMD stock fans @ load.
Ok, I think I may still go for the Prodigy. I don't really like to be working with small cases with my massive hands
And the person who will be using the computer prefers the look of the Prodigy. I may be buying the parts tonight.
Thanks for all the advice and help.