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Recommended Heat SInk and Fans for my PC

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March 14, 2010 5:14:36 AM

Hello All,

Currently running a AMD Phenom II x 3 720 BE with stock fans in cm 690 Case with a;

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am looking to start some overclocking and unlocking the 4th core.

I was hoping to get some cooling suggestions such as what heat sink to get and what about fans for the case, are the stock ones good enough or should I look into replacing and or adding more?

The heat sink I am looking at is the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
a b K Overclocking
March 14, 2010 8:05:42 AM

Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but just about all of them are also compatible with Intel LGA 1366 cpu's

Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:

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.
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