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LGA 1155 Coolers

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January 28, 2011 5:18:43 AM

hey peeps im looking for a cooler that will just pop straight on iv seen that some coolers have adjustble mount so i don't have to take my mainboard out anyone know of any that do such things?

my friend told me some can give u a kit that u got take MB out and put in but i don't wanna do that it will avoid my warranty so i want a cooler that just CLIp straight on with out any hassles

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a b V Motherboard
January 28, 2011 6:49:40 AM

Clip-on coolers are a no-no. They put too much stress on the motherboard and they can cause crappy seating on the CPU, making it less effective than the stock cooler.

Any LGA1156 cooler will fit on the LGA1155 socket as well (same size and layout, so I've heard). Also, as far as I know, you void your warranty not when you remove your motherboard, but also when you remove your side panel from your case. You can overcome this issue by taking the PC to an authorised installer, and have him install the cooler for you.

I'd recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus cooler for the LGA1155 socket. It cools very well for it's price, and doesn't weight much.

The only thing you could probably upgrade from stock cooling is a more efficient fan (higher speeds), which wouldn't be a very cool solution at all, as that would mean (in most cases) more noise.
a b V Motherboard
January 28, 2011 7:00:18 AM

EDITED POST (FOUND SOME COOLERS):

There are options: Thermaltake TMG i3 seems to be the best one. It's a small cooler, thus making it light, and whilst being LGA1156 (for the standard i3 CPU), it will fit on the LGA1155 (new Sandy Bridge) sockets and CPU's.
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January 28, 2011 3:35:29 PM

Void the Warranty? On what the Board? Is this cooler going in a hand built system?
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