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Q: Compatable fan/heatsinks?

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October 21, 2011 1:24:57 PM

After browsing the forums i didnt seem to find anything on helping me tell the compatability of a heatsink/fan combo with the mobo/cpu. I was wondering if i could get some help on how to tell which HS/fan combo's would work with what. For a better reference this is the mobo/cpu that im curious about.

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

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

Thanks again guys, and sorry if in advance if i managed to pass over the answer in another post.
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October 21, 2011 1:50:54 PM

first off, i would recommend the AMD Phenom IIx4 Zosma 960T. Its a 3.0GHz potentially able to unlock to a 6-core cpu. Great OC potential, and that is the only thing i would remmend an aftermarket hsf for. Here is the link to the cpu first, then the HSF if you are planning on OC'ing the cpu.

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

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

The EVO is the new Hyper 212+, but has the fan facing toward an exhaust fan on your case, rather than the side panel. Its only an extra $8, but i feel its well worth it.
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October 21, 2011 1:51:02 PM

I'm more worried about the reviews of the HSF that it comes with stock because they all say the fan is comparative to a jet engine :p 
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October 21, 2011 1:53:54 PM

Be wary of MSI boards, an Asrock 970 is SLI capable, and only $110. Much better board, as they are the sister company to ASUS, the leading company in MoBo's i feel. Here again is the link to this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (for no SLI)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (For SLI)

I only recommend these because i know they are quality boards, and also, your MSI board is out of stock from newegg. Not sure what the price difference is, but i will promise you, its worth it if there is!
October 21, 2011 2:08:18 PM

Well basically, after the advice you have given me on the cpu/hsf im definately going with what you recommended. The only question I have is whether or not the mobo you referred will work with the rest of my setup. I've replaced many parts in the comps i've had but this will be the first i've built myself and i designed it around the NZXT Vulcan case which is a mATX and being new to this im not sure if that would work. Here's my setup. Let me know what you think.

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

Sapphire Radeon HD 6770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD Caviar Black 500g HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W - Already have.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The RAM i already have, 4gb x2 of Kingston HyperX 1600

And add in the CPU/HFS you recommended

October 21, 2011 2:13:29 PM

Also i didnt mention the case fans, case speaker, OS, disk drives, etc... but this computer is basically just gonna be something a little over done for playing WoW and eventually Diablo 3. It's not going to be Crisis 2 game machine and I'm trying to keep it at or around 700 bucks, which with already having the PSU and ram, counting them out, im at $640 give or take
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October 24, 2011 10:14:37 AM

OS will run you $99, unless you have a "friend" that has a copy. a disk drive will run you appr. $20, and speakers will run you appr. $40. I recommend Logitech for your speakers. they make some badass 3.1 speakers, as ive had mine for 7 years now, they are still kickin strong!
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