So I've been reading up for 12+ hours today, and doing searches on this forum an' while I bet the answers are here somewhere I'm just striking out at finding them. Here's the question as it stands.
What after market cooling solution would be optimal for a Phenom II X6 1055T?
Now the context, I am not currently planing to do any overclocking on it but I would like to be able to the in future (when I'm a bit more savvy and know what I'm doing). I also want to make sure I have space for the addition of a second GPU and most likely sound card later on as well (although I am willing to compromise on space if it means a cooling system that will better answer my points 1&2 below).
Also the area my computer is in has two major restrictions that make it harder
1) a child sleeps a few feet away so sound matters
2) the tower is in a bit of a confined space so air flow is somewhat less than optimal.
Here are the newegg links to the components I have so far for this build:
Yep, if you need dimensions of the cooler (most notably height) so you can check fit, let me know (might take me a little while to get back though). Also, if you live in the US, look into Microcenter and Amazon, as Newegg is (or was last I checked) a bit overpriced.
Yes dimensions would be most welcome, thanks
I'll check out the pricing at those retailers as well (I am indeed in the US) every little bit that can be saved without sacrificing performance/durability is a plus.
Again I really applicate your help
First, here is a technical drawing (from cooler master) that confirms what I found. Note this is a little outdated, they've changed the metal clips to (still pretty good) plastic ones, so their depth with fan isn't quite right: