my comment on "heat issues": new platform comes out with new cpus.... uses a die 3x the size of a 45nm dualcore die and we are throwing coolers designed for 775 chips on them.... OBVIOUSLY there is going to be heat issues. i bet alot of the 775 coolers TOTALLY suck on i7 just because of the simple fact that they werent designed for i7 cpus(quads at least). the heat issues arent that bad really.... you just need a cooler that can keep a quad cool. these i7 quads put out 130w at the least.... let alone OCed, probably alot more. people using Phase and cascade are having to tune their units to hold a heat load between 280-450watts which is massive when compared to 775 chips. IMO, a cheap 775 cooler is NOT going to be worth a crap for an OCed i7 quad.