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[AMD] Replacing fan on stock cooler?

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April 20, 2013 11:33:08 AM

Hey there, got another quickie.

The only gripe I've got about the stock cooler for my 965 BE, is the fan; it's mega loud. It's also not that big. I have bigger case fans.

Would it be possible to attach a bigger fan (Bigger than the HS) without removing the heatsink? I'd rather not seperate the HS, due to a lacking of thermal paste.
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April 20, 2013 11:58:58 AM

Just buy a $30 Hyper 212+ or EVO. They'll come with thermal paste and be much, much quieter. (And will use larger fans; the small fans that'll fit on a stock cooler aren't going to ever be that much quieter than the stock fan.)
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April 20, 2013 12:02:15 PM

^what he said. The problem is more the heatsink than the fan anyway. A larger fan on that heatsink would likely be WORSE because it would block more if the center and pull air AROUND the heatsink and not THROUGH the heatsink
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April 20, 2013 12:26:28 PM

Eugh. I'd have to splurge on a new cooler, huh? Dang. Is there really no way? I'd like to avoid removing my motherboard and all the connected cables; it'd be a PIA to re-connect everything.
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April 20, 2013 1:00:26 PM

MajinCry said:
Eugh. I'd have to splurge on a new cooler, huh? Dang. Is there really no way? I'd like to avoid removing my motherboard and all the connected cables; it'd be a PIA to re-connect everything.


It'll be just as cheap as finding a quiet fan that small.

That being said, does your case have a hole in the motherboard tray? A lot of them do, and it's specifically so you can install a new cooler.
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April 20, 2013 1:04:14 PM

DarkSable said:
MajinCry said:
Eugh. I'd have to splurge on a new cooler, huh? Dang. Is there really no way? I'd like to avoid removing my motherboard and all the connected cables; it'd be a PIA to re-connect everything.


It'll be just as cheap as finding a quiet fan that small.

That being said, does your case have a hole in the motherboard tray? A lot of them do, and it's specifically so you can install a new cooler.


You, my good sir, are awesome; I did not know that you could take off BOTH sides of a case *Facepalm*. Can't believe I didn't know that.

But a motherboard tray? I don't have a clue as to what that...Well, is. Is that a pully-outy thing?
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April 20, 2013 1:09:30 PM

Hehe, good job. :p 
(Don't worry, we've all seen worse.)

The motherboard tray is what your motherboard is actually MOUNTED on - often it's a piece of metal between the back case and the rest of the case that you put the motherboard on so that you can hide cables behind it and install coolers. (Many of them have holes where the CPU sits so that you can do that.)
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