(First post) I'm building a 6 monitor system with this motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS,
and this CPU: AMD FD6100WMGUSBX FX-6100 Processor - Six Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 6MB L2 Cache, 3.30GHz
How do I determine which CPU cooler will fit? When we built an Intel system the cooler came with the processor...
Most coolers these days fit multiple motherboard platforms.
Just check that AM3 is supported.
And... some coolers are 160mm in height. If you are using a small form factor case, that will be an issue.
If I am not mistaken, the FX-6100 includes a cpu cooler.
You might want a better cooler if you are overclocking, or if you want your cpu to be more quiet under load.
May I ask the purpose of this 6 monitor build?
Typically, it is for a stock monitoring system.
If so, go down to compusa and look at the seiki 50" 4k display demo. The picture is stunning! $1000 or so. The single 3840 x 2160 monitor has about 8m pixels.
One could size each chart individually and move then around on the single display space
Thank you. I just have a lot of inventories and programs open to keep in front of me all day, plus a few email accounts. I've been using 2 monitors for years and just need more, with all the browser tabs it makes sense.
My processor from Tiger Direct was $95 but came in blister pack. Looked hokey No cooler??!!
It also looks like the AS Rock motherboard has somewhat atypical CPU fan mounting holes, but I always had Intel, so maybe that's why?