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Can a big cpu cooler fit on an mATX board?

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September 11, 2013 2:33:09 AM

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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September 11, 2013 2:37:54 AM

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)
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September 11, 2013 2:38:37 AM

also, dual posting is a no no.
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September 11, 2013 2:39:27 AM

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?

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September 11, 2013 2:42:12 AM

ryan27968 said:
also, dual posting is a no no.


Oh yea, that was a mistake, how do i delete a thread?
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September 11, 2013 2:46:30 AM

the moderators will handle it. water cooling gives much better cooling performance than air cooling because water cools faster and heats slower.
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September 11, 2013 2:48:18 AM

also, it runs quieter.
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September 11, 2013 2:51:38 AM

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.
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September 11, 2013 2:51:52 AM

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?
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September 11, 2013 2:52:11 AM

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?
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September 11, 2013 2:54:50 AM

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.
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September 11, 2013 2:55:17 AM

and you dual posted again.
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September 11, 2013 2:55:29 AM

Ugh I posted twice again, my connection right now is kinda bad so tomshardware is kinda laggy now
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September 11, 2013 2:58:29 AM

lol i have the same problem ocasionally. did you see my edit?
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September 11, 2013 3:03:38 AM

But remember a slight sharp bend in the tubes can cause it to puncture and will spill coolant in you system and then ....::BOOM::...
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September 11, 2013 3:05:19 AM

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.
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September 11, 2013 3:15:05 AM

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.
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September 11, 2013 3:16:24 AM

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?
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September 11, 2013 3:19:51 AM

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?
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September 11, 2013 3:25:38 AM

i havent seen the seidon before. they are probably fine, but i would still go for a corsair.
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September 11, 2013 3:46:07 AM

Yes it will but check if it will fit in your case or not.
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September 11, 2013 3:51:08 AM

rounakr94 said:
Yes it will but check if it will fit in your case or not.


it will fit in my case alright.
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September 11, 2013 3:55:29 AM

Then you are good to go.
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