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I need to upgrade my heat sync/fan. But..

I have a AMD fx 8320 cpu and the stock cooler for it is just horrible. It sounds like a jet plane half the time.. So i'm going to upgrade it. However, I need some help finding out what coolers will fit on my motherboard, etc. And what are some good upgrade options.

My otherboard is GA-78LMT-USB3 gigabyte mobo.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4305#ov
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  1. Scycron said:


    Those should all fit on my motherboard without my ram or anything else being in the way?
  2. yes, the will be tall enough to go over the ram
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    There are millions of possibilities out there, to recommend a few:

    For Air:
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    ("Plus" edition is cheaper)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    Noctura NH-D14 (Maybe ugly and a little pricey, but cools like a beast.)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

    Water:
    Corsair H60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181030
    Corsair H100i (if you can fit it in your case)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032

    Thats just to name a few of what I have worked with in the past, they all cool well and allow you to OC to some extent. I personally have a Corsair H100 and have loved it from the moment I installed it. I hope this kind of puts things into perspective a little bit.
  4. Scycron said:
    yes, the will be tall enough to go over the ram


    How many inches of depth does my case need to be? My case is almost 8 inches in width
  5. Jslopk926 said:
    Scycron said:
    yes, the will be tall enough to go over the ram


    How many inches of depth does my case need to be? My case is almost 8 inches in width


    you are good to go, 8 inches is enough, you only need 6.5 inches
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