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Good cpu cooler suggestions?

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January 24, 2010 4:01:49 PM

Hello, I was wondering if any of you guys know of any small, quiet, and easy to install cpu coolers. Right now im set for buying the Zerotherm core92 in a few hours. LGA 1156 socket.
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January 24, 2010 4:59:17 PM

here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.

January 24, 2010 5:21:03 PM

Only problem with frosty tech is the majority of their coolers on that list are huge. My motherboard isn't exactly the biggest thing ever made so space is a concern. Would Prefer a bigger height cooler than width or length. Around or under $50 anyways... Im also buying a 120 mm case fan today and would like not to spend a ton on my computer's overclocking ability. Not that I don't have the money....
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January 24, 2010 5:29:02 PM

The hyper 212+ is a relatively small cooler, and it cools pretty well because of the direct touch heat pipes. Maybe see if that would fit.
January 24, 2010 5:30:57 PM

Yeah a lot of my friends have suggested that one but, wouldn't I have to take my motherboard to mount it on my LGA 1156 board?
January 24, 2010 5:35:39 PM

Height isn't a concern....
Width and Length (clearance for all my slots filled with RAM is the concern)
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January 24, 2010 5:54:41 PM

@ Johnny, those are more height specified that width.

@ Mako21
I believe that you will have to take the board out to mount it, but IMHO that is a small price to pay to have nice temps with a small cooler. C'mon man, how lazy can you be?(;

Also, the ones that you attach to the back are less prone to reseating issues and dissipate the pressure over the board reducing the chance of a broken mobo.
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January 24, 2010 5:55:36 PM

You should remove the mobo if you don't have a backplate installed, in fact you have too. Even with the troublesome pins mount, you should inspect the bottom of the mobo to be sure you got it right.

It's part of the doing it yourself thing. It's better than buying a Dell though.
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January 24, 2010 6:00:38 PM

^beat me to it...
January 25, 2010 12:21:46 AM

Actually most 1156 coolers now come with a back bracket or need one so your going to have to do it either way. Since you are looking to save some $$, for $30 you just cant beat the CM Hyper 212+. It even comes with the 1156 mounting hardware where others don't.
January 25, 2010 3:26:03 AM

Well I got the H50 Corsair water cooler. Its doing about 10 degrees cooler than my cheap-o ibp liquid cooling. I get about 55 c under load instead of around 61-62.
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