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Hey guys! I am looking for a budget am3+ cpu cooler and I don't really want the hyper 212 evo or tx3 because my case (the rosewill ranger m) doesn't have a motherboard cutout so I would need to unwire evreything and then take out my gpu and front panel connectors etc... and wiring again isn't too bad to me, just the actual screwing in of my motherboard and installing the cooler seems a bit hard, and my case is so small I don't think the cooler would properly fit. I was looking on amazon at the arctic alpine 64 pro rev 2. My temps idle at high 30's and under load in high 50's to mid 60's and thats not that bad, just noisy. In the reviews everyone says it's quiet, and my temps are great even at 4.2ghz (what i'm running now). I have a ga78lmt-usb3 and a 2gb asus 7770 dcu2. I also have 8gb ram and cx430 v2 psu. I just cleaned my pc, did tons of wire management all throughout my room, and cleaned everything out, so I just wan't everything to seem awesome.
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  1. Pcbuilder123 said:
    Hey guys! I am looking for a budget am3+ cpu cooler and I don't really want the hyper 212 evo or tx3 because my case (the rosewill ranger m) doesn't have a motherboard cutout so I would need to unwire evreything and then take out my gpu and front panel connectors etc... and wiring again isn't too bad to me, just the actual screwing in of my motherboard and installing the cooler seems a bit hard, and my case is so small I don't think the cooler would properly fit. I was looking on amazon at the arctic alpine 64 pro rev 2. My temps idle at high 30's and under load in high 50's to mid 60's and thats not that bad, just noisy. In the reviews everyone says it's quiet, and my temps are great even at 4.2ghz (what i'm running now). I have a ga78lmt-usb3 and a 2gb asus 7770 dcu2. I also have 8gb ram and cx430 v2 psu. I just cleaned my pc, did tons of wire management all throughout my room, and cleaned everything out, so I just wan't everything to seem awesome.


    I don't understand your issue. With AMD, you just hook it in, no screws or cutouts required. You just have to lock the latches and it will be in.

    Hope that helps!
  2. Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Hey guys! I am looking for a budget am3+ cpu cooler and I don't really want the hyper 212 evo or tx3 because my case (the rosewill ranger m) doesn't have a motherboard cutout so I would need to unwire evreything and then take out my gpu and front panel connectors etc... and wiring again isn't too bad to me, just the actual screwing in of my motherboard and installing the cooler seems a bit hard, and my case is so small I don't think the cooler would properly fit. I was looking on amazon at the arctic alpine 64 pro rev 2. My temps idle at high 30's and under load in high 50's to mid 60's and thats not that bad, just noisy. In the reviews everyone says it's quiet, and my temps are great even at 4.2ghz (what i'm running now). I have a ga78lmt-usb3 and a 2gb asus 7770 dcu2. I also have 8gb ram and cx430 v2 psu. I just cleaned my pc, did tons of wire management all throughout my room, and cleaned everything out, so I just wan't everything to seem awesome.


    I don't understand your issue. With AMD, you just hook it in, no screws or cutouts required. You just have to lock the latches and it will be in.

    Hope that helps!

    The issue is that if I get a hyper 212 evo I will need to screw in the black plate, but if I get the arctic alpine I will need to just clip it in. I am trying to achieve quieter noise levels and lower temperatures, so I am asking if upgrading to the arctic alpine 64 pro will achieve this.
  3. Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Hey guys! I am looking for a budget am3+ cpu cooler and I don't really want the hyper 212 evo or tx3 because my case (the rosewill ranger m) doesn't have a motherboard cutout so I would need to unwire evreything and then take out my gpu and front panel connectors etc... and wiring again isn't too bad to me, just the actual screwing in of my motherboard and installing the cooler seems a bit hard, and my case is so small I don't think the cooler would properly fit. I was looking on amazon at the arctic alpine 64 pro rev 2. My temps idle at high 30's and under load in high 50's to mid 60's and thats not that bad, just noisy. In the reviews everyone says it's quiet, and my temps are great even at 4.2ghz (what i'm running now). I have a ga78lmt-usb3 and a 2gb asus 7770 dcu2. I also have 8gb ram and cx430 v2 psu. I just cleaned my pc, did tons of wire management all throughout my room, and cleaned everything out, so I just wan't everything to seem awesome.


    I don't understand your issue. With AMD, you just hook it in, no screws or cutouts required. You just have to lock the latches and it will be in.

    Hope that helps!

    The issue is that if I get a hyper 212 evo I will need to screw in the black plate, but if I get the arctic alpine I will need to just clip it in. I am trying to achieve quieter noise levels and lower temperatures, so I am asking if upgrading to the arctic alpine 64 pro will achieve this.
  4. Best answer
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Hey guys! I am looking for a budget am3+ cpu cooler and I don't really want the hyper 212 evo or tx3 because my case (the rosewill ranger m) doesn't have a motherboard cutout so I would need to unwire evreything and then take out my gpu and front panel connectors etc... and wiring again isn't too bad to me, just the actual screwing in of my motherboard and installing the cooler seems a bit hard, and my case is so small I don't think the cooler would properly fit. I was looking on amazon at the arctic alpine 64 pro rev 2. My temps idle at high 30's and under load in high 50's to mid 60's and thats not that bad, just noisy. In the reviews everyone says it's quiet, and my temps are great even at 4.2ghz (what i'm running now). I have a ga78lmt-usb3 and a 2gb asus 7770 dcu2. I also have 8gb ram and cx430 v2 psu. I just cleaned my pc, did tons of wire management all throughout my room, and cleaned everything out, so I just wan't everything to seem awesome.


    I don't understand your issue. With AMD, you just hook it in, no screws or cutouts required. You just have to lock the latches and it will be in.

    Hope that helps!

    The issue is that if I get a hyper 212 evo I will need to screw in the black plate, but if I get the arctic alpine I will need to just clip it in. I am trying to achieve quieter noise levels and lower temperatures, so I am asking if upgrading to the arctic alpine 64 pro will achieve this.


    Those Artic coolers look like crap. It doesn't look any better than a stock cooler.

    I have this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064&cm_re=hyper_tx3-_-35-103-064-_-Product

    It doesn't need the backplate
    . It isn't as good as the 212 EVO, but it is an okay cooler and should reduce your temperatures pretty well.
  5. Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Hey guys! I am looking for a budget am3+ cpu cooler and I don't really want the hyper 212 evo or tx3 because my case (the rosewill ranger m) doesn't have a motherboard cutout so I would need to unwire evreything and then take out my gpu and front panel connectors etc... and wiring again isn't too bad to me, just the actual screwing in of my motherboard and installing the cooler seems a bit hard, and my case is so small I don't think the cooler would properly fit. I was looking on amazon at the arctic alpine 64 pro rev 2. My temps idle at high 30's and under load in high 50's to mid 60's and thats not that bad, just noisy. In the reviews everyone says it's quiet, and my temps are great even at 4.2ghz (what i'm running now). I have a ga78lmt-usb3 and a 2gb asus 7770 dcu2. I also have 8gb ram and cx430 v2 psu. I just cleaned my pc, did tons of wire management all throughout my room, and cleaned everything out, so I just wan't everything to seem awesome.


    I don't understand your issue. With AMD, you just hook it in, no screws or cutouts required. You just have to lock the latches and it will be in.

    Hope that helps!

    The issue is that if I get a hyper 212 evo I will need to screw in the black plate, but if I get the arctic alpine I will need to just clip it in. I am trying to achieve quieter noise levels and lower temperatures, so I am asking if upgrading to the arctic alpine 64 pro will achieve this.


    Those Artic coolers look like crap. It doesn't look any better than a stock cooler.

    I have this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064&cm_re=hyper_tx3-_-35-103-064-_-Product

    It doesn't need the backplate
    . It isn't as good as the 212 EVO, but it is an okay cooler and should reduce your temperatures pretty well.

    Oh! You are correct! I am so glad I don't need to remove my motherboard, and it looks like it performs great. Was it simple to install. Do you just put a dab of thermal compound in the middle? Thanks so so so much! I will be getting this soon.
  6. Pcbuilder123 said:
    Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Hey guys! I am looking for a budget am3+ cpu cooler and I don't really want the hyper 212 evo or tx3 because my case (the rosewill ranger m) doesn't have a motherboard cutout so I would need to unwire evreything and then take out my gpu and front panel connectors etc... and wiring again isn't too bad to me, just the actual screwing in of my motherboard and installing the cooler seems a bit hard, and my case is so small I don't think the cooler would properly fit. I was looking on amazon at the arctic alpine 64 pro rev 2. My temps idle at high 30's and under load in high 50's to mid 60's and thats not that bad, just noisy. In the reviews everyone says it's quiet, and my temps are great even at 4.2ghz (what i'm running now). I have a ga78lmt-usb3 and a 2gb asus 7770 dcu2. I also have 8gb ram and cx430 v2 psu. I just cleaned my pc, did tons of wire management all throughout my room, and cleaned everything out, so I just wan't everything to seem awesome.


    I don't understand your issue. With AMD, you just hook it in, no screws or cutouts required. You just have to lock the latches and it will be in.

    Hope that helps!

    The issue is that if I get a hyper 212 evo I will need to screw in the black plate, but if I get the arctic alpine I will need to just clip it in. I am trying to achieve quieter noise levels and lower temperatures, so I am asking if upgrading to the arctic alpine 64 pro will achieve this.


    Those Artic coolers look like crap. It doesn't look any better than a stock cooler.

    I have this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064&cm_re=hyper_tx3-_-35-103-064-_-Product

    It doesn't need the backplate
    . It isn't as good as the 212 EVO, but it is an okay cooler and should reduce your temperatures pretty well.

    Oh! You are correct! I am so glad I don't need to remove my motherboard, and it looks like it performs great. Was it simple to install. Do you just put a dab of thermal compound in the middle? Thanks so so so much! I will be getting this soon.


    It was kind of hard to install... You have to push down the cooler until it "links" into both latch things, all while trying not to break the thermal paste seal you are creating (you don't want air bubbles in the seal). I called over someone to help push down one side while I latched the other, and that helped a ton. If you don't understand now, re-read this once you do it.

    The method with thermal paste is to stick a dot right in the middle, smaller than a BB or a frozen pea, and then squish it by applying the heatsink on top of it. It has been proven to be an excellent method. Remember, less is more.

    Anyway, good luck and have fun!
  7. Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Zircoben said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Hey guys! I am looking for a budget am3+ cpu cooler and I don't really want the hyper 212 evo or tx3 because my case (the rosewill ranger m) doesn't have a motherboard cutout so I would need to unwire evreything and then take out my gpu and front panel connectors etc... and wiring again isn't too bad to me, just the actual screwing in of my motherboard and installing the cooler seems a bit hard, and my case is so small I don't think the cooler would properly fit. I was looking on amazon at the arctic alpine 64 pro rev 2. My temps idle at high 30's and under load in high 50's to mid 60's and thats not that bad, just noisy. In the reviews everyone says it's quiet, and my temps are great even at 4.2ghz (what i'm running now). I have a ga78lmt-usb3 and a 2gb asus 7770 dcu2. I also have 8gb ram and cx430 v2 psu. I just cleaned my pc, did tons of wire management all throughout my room, and cleaned everything out, so I just wan't everything to seem awesome.


    I don't understand your issue. With AMD, you just hook it in, no screws or cutouts required. You just have to lock the latches and it will be in.

    Hope that helps!

    The issue is that if I get a hyper 212 evo I will need to screw in the black plate, but if I get the arctic alpine I will need to just clip it in. I am trying to achieve quieter noise levels and lower temperatures, so I am asking if upgrading to the arctic alpine 64 pro will achieve this.


    Those Artic coolers look like crap. It doesn't look any better than a stock cooler.

    I have this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064&cm_re=hyper_tx3-_-35-103-064-_-Product

    It doesn't need the backplate
    . It isn't as good as the 212 EVO, but it is an okay cooler and should reduce your temperatures pretty well.

    Oh! You are correct! I am so glad I don't need to remove my motherboard, and it looks like it performs great. Was it simple to install. Do you just put a dab of thermal compound in the middle? Thanks so so so much! I will be getting this soon.


    It was kind of hard to install... You have to push down the cooler until it "links" into both latch things, all while trying not to break the thermal paste seal you are creating (you don't want air bubbles in the seal). I called over someone to help push down one side while I latched the other, and that helped a ton. If you don't understand now, re-read this once you do it.

    The method with thermal paste is to stick a dot right in the middle, smaller than a BB or a frozen pea, and then squish it by applying the heatsink on top of it. It has been proven to be an excellent method. Remember, less is more.

    Anyway, good luck and have fun!

    Do you think a fourteen year old with oversized hands will be able to do it? Also, I am not sure how this would work, because the clips you plug in are vertical, and I want it to push hot air through the back of the case. I don't want it facing down like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYyqe4N1ZT4
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