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CPU cooler compatibility recommendation

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February 21, 2011 3:35:38 PM

I currently have the following configuration
Athlon II X4 620
asus M4N68T-M motherboard
I am planning to purchase coolermaster v8 cpu cooler for my current system.I am also planning to buy a Phenom II X6 1090t and will overclock it to 4Ghz.
My question is that will I will be facing compatibility problem with that cooler with my motherboard.I have RAM installed on both slots, will that create any problem considering the size of the cooler and the positioning of RAM slots too close or too far. I also want to squeeze out most out my current processor.

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February 22, 2011 12:14:49 AM

You're far better off going with a 212+.(120 x 79.7 x 158.5 mm)
The V8 is bigger(120 x 128 x 161.1mm) cost more and doesn't outperform the 212+.
The width of the cooler determines ram clearance.
Also make sure you have a case that has good airflow and can fit the cooler.
February 22, 2011 9:43:22 AM

As from previous posts coolermaster n212+ and Zalman CNPS10X.
How is coolermaster hyper n520 and OCZ Vendetta compared to them?
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February 22, 2011 7:55:20 PM

Mudit Sathe said:
As from previous posts coolermaster n212+ and Zalman CNPS10X.
How is coolermaster hyper n520 and OCZ Vendetta compared to them?

The only other coolers beside the 212+ worth consideration are the Zalman Performa,Gelid Tranquillo,Scythe Mugen 2 for price and performance under $40 U.S.
The 212+ offers the best price and performance.It's usually the cheapest.120 x 79.7 x 158.5 mm
The Gelid Tranquillo is very quiet and cooling performance is excellent. 74 (l) x 125 (w) x 153 (h)
The Zalman Performa is also excellent 132(L) x 100(W) x 152(H)mm
Scythe Mugen 2 is also excellent but is tricky/harder to install and can have ram height issues.130 x 100 x 158 mm
It's hard to go wrong with any of these coolers as far as price and performance is concerned.
As for the N520 it has 2x92mm fans and is a good cooler.122.35 x 102.5 x 141 mm
I don''t think the OZC is even produced anymore..
The 212+ would still be my choice it's easy to install and offers the best ram compatibility.
Especially on an AMD platform which has less spacing between the cpu socket and dimms.
February 22, 2011 8:11:27 PM

Xigmatek makes heatpipe coolers like the 212 and they're rated really well.

The 212 does get loud but keeps my i5 nice and cool; installation was very easy.
February 23, 2011 4:02:53 AM

How is hyper n620 compared to hyper 212+.It has dual fan configuration but I think only one fan comes with 212+.