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If I have a CPU cooler, will that get rid of need for heat sink

May sound stupid! but for example http://www.ebuyer.com/411328-corsair-hydro-series-h60-2013-model-high-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler-cw-9060007-ww

Will that mean I will not need the heatsink?
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  1. That's a water cooler and sort of replaces the heat sink.
  2. I know but surely the heatsink cannot go on top of the CPU if the CPU cooler is there
  3. Kavster001 said:
    I know but surely the heatsink cannot go on top of the CPU if the CPU cooler is there


    Yes, it replaces the stock heat sink.
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    Kavster001 said:
    I know but surely the heatsink cannot go on top of the CPU if the CPU cooler is there


    I think you are just getting confused with your terms. a CPU cooler can be a air cooler with a heatsink and fan, and also a liquid cooler with a heatblock, pump, radiator and fan.

    To answer your question, with the H60 you no longer need your stock heatsink and fan.
  5. Does it use the thermal compound
  6. If you were to buy the water cooler that you linked to, you will not need any additional heat sink. There is a small water-block that mounts directly on top of your processor, and cools it through the closed loop radiator.
  7. Kavster001 said:
    Does it use the thermal compound


    Yes, but it will come with some pre-applied to the heatblock.
  8. Thanks, I am a noob with coolers... Are they are to fit?
  9. They are easy, assuming your case has the hole in the motherboard mounting tray, so you can fit without taking the mobo out. (some cheap or older cases dont have the cut out).
  10. You also need to check that the radiator will fit in your case.
  11. You won't need a stock cooler on top with an aftermarket CPU cooler. That corsair hydro series will go on top of the CPU itself. Anyway not really in to liquid cooling, I think air cooling can get you a perfect temperature too with overclocking!
  12. yeah that is what I thought... I am worried as I had 2 fans brake and just wanted an option just incase :)
  13. Liquid coolers still use fans ;)
  14. I know I had 7 but 2 broke and they are not ideal fans. What is better, Coolermaster evo 212 or the CPU cooler I put in first comment?
  15. The H60 will be a bit better, but its much more expensive.
  16. I cannot thank you enough :) You are a beast and I wish I could select all your answers as solution
  17. No worries, good luck with your new cooler.
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