Sisco22 wrote:I got the stock fan on it and it is amazingly quiet! I've never heard a fan so slient!
Adam, Quick suggestion: don't use the thermal pad that comes with the stock heat sink. I am not sure if Intel ships those thermal pads with their CPUs anymore, but they are horrible and lead to overheating issues down the road. I recommend some thermal paste that looks like it is in a syringe. I had an Intel CPU overheat due to the thermal pad less than two years after I bought it. Luckily, with the help of others here I was able to quickly find the problem and fix it before it caused any real damage to the processor.
Have fun with the i7. I don't have one, yet, but I am sure you will like it.