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CPU Cooler/Fan

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July 14, 2010 6:21:56 AM

Ok I'm gonna try to explain this the best I can, I dont know much about cooling, but my video card keeps over heating and shuting down my computer and I'm sure its because my cpu fan stopped working. and I have no fan in the back of my case, only the fan that came with the case on the side.

Ok, so my cpu cooler can with the fan attatched to it I believe. Here is a link to it . So I'm guessing i'll need a whole new cooler as well? In which case I would appreciate some good suggestions for a cpu cooler and fan. Also I want a fan for the rear of my case, but I don't know what size it is supposed to be, if you could please let me know. here is a link to my case

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July 14, 2010 6:25:09 AM

oh also I forgot to ask, will I need paste also since i'll be replacing the cooler? and if so what kind of paste do you suggest?
July 14, 2010 6:50:50 AM

What is your budget on aftermarket coolers?

Common recommendation for paste that you will need, Arctic Silver 5.... Second IMO is Tuniq TX-3.
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July 14, 2010 7:01:30 AM

No budget, whatever is the best that is worth it, and ya I wanna get a fan for the video card issue but I wanna get a new cpu fan because well the one I have don't work lol and I don't currently overclock but I will if I need too in the future. I'm thinking of just buying the exact same cooler I currently have to make life easy
July 14, 2010 7:22:35 AM

Get a Thermaltake SpinQ Heatpipe CPU Cooler :

and place a good quality exhaust adjacent to it.

and if your running an high-GPU fix some more fans out there or get a new full tower case. btw...what Gpu are you running??it will be easier to suggest a cooler that way....