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Need suggestions for a cheap CPU cooler that will fit in a Asrock H61M-DGS ASAP!

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November 14, 2013 12:58:16 PM

Okay, here's my issue. I was trying to put my i3 in the Asrock H61M motherboard. But then I realized that the HP OEM cooler did not want to fit.

No matter what I do, it won't fit.

So I need suggestions for a CPU cooler that will fit...

It has to be within the $40-$50 range and be able to fit in the board.
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November 14, 2013 1:46:00 PM

Dear Mike2012,

Do you which computer case you have?
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November 14, 2013 2:00:46 PM

A i3 will come with an adequate stock intel cooler. It should fit your motherboard.
Otherwise, look for a cooler with socket 1155 mounting capability.
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November 14, 2013 2:05:28 PM

geofelt said:
A i3 will come with an adequate stock intel cooler. It should fit your motherboard.
Otherwise, look for a cooler with socket 1155 mounting capability.

Oh, I may have forgot to mention. This isn't the Intel Stock Cooler that comes with i3's, this is OEM one that uses a custom cooler by HP.

This cooler will not work without the backplate on the OEM board(Which I cannot remove), so I'm looking for a new one.
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November 14, 2013 2:16:02 PM

mike2012 said:
CM-Patrick said:
Dear Mike2012,

Do you which computer case you have?

The Cooler Master HAF 912....

I did a little looking of my own and I found the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 for $21.99 at my local Microcenter. After spending money on the mobo and PSU, I don't have too much money left to spend on the cooler.

Will this fit?
http://www.microcenter.com/product/312368/Hyper_TX3_92m...

Here's the mobo:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-DGS/


Yes, the Hyper TX3 is a excellent cooler and it will fit in your HAF-912.

Please let me know if you have any more questions


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November 14, 2013 7:42:34 PM

Hmm, upon further inspection the tx3 just doesn't seem to fit in this mobo.

2 of the pins will snap, but 2 on the other side won't fit.

Perhaps the tx3 is just not standard sized?

I don't know, but I'm just looking for a standard sized cpu cooler; that I can easily install without doing any fidgeting...

Also are there any coolers that use screws instead of pins?
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November 15, 2013 9:38:09 AM

Dear Mike2012,

All four of the plastic push pins have an arrow at the top of them. Please make sure that each of these are fully rotated clockwise before snapping them into the motherboard. If they are rotated counter clockwise they will not snap into place.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/download.php?action=Vie...
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