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HELP Im building a computer and i need to know if this fan and heatsink are compatible with my processor.

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August 6, 2013 8:00:20 AM

Hey guys im new to these forums but im starting in on building my own MID-ATX desktop. I saw my friend take about 2-3 weeks figuring out what coolers he needed and he just ended up installing water cooling because it was apparently easier. But im not one of those people that likes to take the easy way out nor do i really like the idea of water running through my pc XD. So enough of my rambling. Heres the motherboard and cpu I am getting (Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) (CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) First off I need to know if those two choices are compatible.. From my knowledge they are compatible (hence they are both lga 1150 choices).. next is the heatsink and fan im looking into getting (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). My question is are all of these compatible with one and other?

P.S. This is the case im getting if you need to know that too (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
August 6, 2013 8:08:29 AM

IownaLAPTOP said:
Soloman1234567890 said:
Hey guys im new to these forums but im starting in on building my own MID-ATX desktop. I saw my friend take about 2-3 weeks figuring out what coolers he needed and he just ended up installing water cooling because it was apparently easier. But im not one of those people that likes to take the easy way out nor do i really like the idea of water running through my pc XD. So enough of my rambling. Heres the motherboard and cpu I am getting (Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) (CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) First off I need to know if those two choices are compatible.. From my knowledge they are compatible (hence they are both lga 1150 choices).. next is the heatsink and fan im looking into getting (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). My question is are all of these compatible with one and other?

P.S. This is the case im getting if you need to know that too (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)


as long as the water cooling kit supports the socket type on the cpu ur using. (lga 1150 water cooling with lga 1150 cpu) like ur using. yes they are compatible.


Well uh im not using water cooling... im using a heatsink and fan... i dont want to take the risk of having the water cooling breaking and water spilling on my 1000 dollar pc
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August 6, 2013 8:13:05 AM

yeah they are compatible
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August 6, 2013 8:15:12 AM

also watercooling isnt really necessary for this build as you wont be overclocking it
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August 6, 2013 8:26:41 AM

carowden said:
also watercooling isnt really necessary for this build as you wont be overclocking it


Well i might overclock... just if i need to... and it will be software overclocking like the stuff i do on my stock pc's. So yeah i wont need it
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August 6, 2013 8:30:43 AM

if you get any out of it, it wont be enough to warrant liquid cooling. id get a better air cooler if it were me though. id get a cm hyper 212 evo, but thats just because of personal preference (it might be overkill), and i dont like the looks of the one you picked out. it will work though
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August 6, 2013 8:34:35 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $24.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-06 11:34 EDT-0400)

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Socket K8 / AM2 / AM2+ / AM3, Intel LGA 775 / LGA 1155 / LGA 1156 / LGA 1366, LGA1150 Haswell Compatible FM2 Ready
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August 6, 2013 8:36:53 AM

carowden said:
if you get any out of it, it wont be enough to warrant liquid cooling. id get a better air cooler if it were me though. id get a cm hyper 212 evo, but thats just because of personal preference (it might be overkill), and i dont like the looks of the one you picked out. it will work though


Well uh if you could recommend one that is compatible with lga 1150/1155/1156 that would be nice :)  (i didnt check if the one you told me about is compatible)
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August 6, 2013 9:37:49 AM

yeah its compatible. look under the description on newegg and it gives you a list of compatible sockets. that one i recommended is a very nice cooler and will meet your needs well. the one sr-71 is also a nice option for about $10 less
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