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Can a big cpu cooler fit on an mATX board?

I want to know if a big cooler like a Thermolab Baram 2010 fit on the Gigabyte Z87M-D3H. Cause if it doesn't fit I'll have to get a liquid cooler.
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    it probably would. but you should rather get a water cooler in any case. a good one is the corsair h50, h55 or h60.(whichever you can afford)
  2. also, dual posting is a no no.
  3. ryan27968 said:
    it probably would. but you should rather get a water cooler in any case. a good one is the corsair h50, h55 or h60.(whichever you can afford)


    If it would fit, why should i get a water cooler? wont the thermolab be enough for a 4.5ghz 4670k i'm planning to use?
  4. ryan27968 said:
    also, dual posting is a no no.


    Oh yea, that was a mistake, how do i delete a thread?
  5. the moderators will handle it. water cooling gives much better cooling performance than air cooling because water cools faster and heats slower.
  6. also, it runs quieter.
  7. It will fit but make sure CPU fans are faced towards the back exhaust of the case or else it will heat up your GPU.
  8. ryan27968 said:
    also, it runs quieter.


    But I'm concerned about how reliable a water cooler is, since on a heatsink it is just a block of metal and the only thing that can break is the fan and if the fan breaks ill just buy a new one cheaply while a water cooler has a pump which cant be replaced if it breaks down. How long do these water coolers last?
  9. ryan27968 said:
    also, it runs quieter.


    But I'm concerned about how reliable a water cooler is, since on a heatsink it is just a block of metal and the only thing that can break is the fan and if the fan breaks ill just buy a new one cheaply while a water cooler has a pump which cant be replaced if it breaks down. How long do these water coolers last?
  10. OWEN10578 said:
    ryan27968 said:
    also, it runs quieter.


    But I'm concerned about how reliable a water cooler is, since on a heatsink it is just a block of metal and the only thing that can break is the fan and if the fan breaks ill just buy a new one cheaply while a water cooler has a pump which cant be replaced if it breaks down. How long do these water coolers last?


    corsair water coolers are pretty darn reliable. i think they have a 2 yr warrantee if im not mistaken.

    EDIT: I checked and they have a FIVE YEAR warranty.
  11. and you dual posted again.
  12. Ugh I posted twice again, my connection right now is kinda bad so tomshardware is kinda laggy now
  13. lol i have the same problem ocasionally. did you see my edit?
  14. But remember a slight sharp bend in the tubes can cause it to puncture and will spill coolant in you system and then ....::BOOM::...
  15. ryan27968 said:
    OWEN10578 said:
    ryan27968 said:
    also, it runs quieter.


    But I'm concerned about how reliable a water cooler is, since on a heatsink it is just a block of metal and the only thing that can break is the fan and if the fan breaks ill just buy a new one cheaply while a water cooler has a pump which cant be replaced if it breaks down. How long do these water coolers last?


    corsair water coolers are pretty darn reliable. i think they have a 2 yr warrantee if im not mistaken.

    EDIT: I checked and they have a FIVE YEAR warranty.


    Well I live in Indonesia, and I don't think I'll get warranty coverage here.
  16. i don't think location matters. those tubes are very durable, and don't "just break" that easily. if they did, corsair wouldn't give a 5 yr warranty with them. besides, afaik, the coolant in those are non conductive meaning even if they did leak, it wouldnt matter.
  17. rounakr94 said:
    But remember a slight sharp bend in the tubes can cause it to puncture and will spill coolant in you system and then ....::BOOM::...


    That's the thing I'm scared will happen with a liquid cooler, and when you say the thermolab baram 2010 fits on the gigabyte z87m d3h you mean it also doesn't cover the first pci slot right?
  18. ryan27968 said:
    i don't think location matters. those tubes are very durable, and don't "just break" that easily. if they did, corsair wouldn't give a 5 yr warranty with them. besides, afaik, the coolant in those are non conductive meaning even if they did leak, it wouldnt matter.


    If i were to get a liquid cooler, cooler master's seidon series are cheaper than corsair's and in review perform better on some tests. are the seidon any good?
  19. i havent seen the seidon before. they are probably fine, but i would still go for a corsair.
  20. Yes it will but check if it will fit in your case or not.
  21. rounakr94 said:
    Yes it will but check if it will fit in your case or not.


    it will fit in my case alright.
  22. Then you are good to go.
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