I currrently just put an i7 2600 in my Hp motherboard and I was looking to get a new cooler for my system. I was just curious if anyone knew or could help me figure out if a H100 would work on my mobo. I am aware that this mobo sucks but it works for what I need, I upgraded from a gt240 to a gtx 670 instead of replacing my mobo.
Yup it will fit.
Just wondering how your gaming performance is with that HP motherboard compared to other 2600k/670 setups?
Hopefully you have the K, unlocked version, or you will ba wasting your time with the H100.
Edit: If you are having lower than expected results with your current setup a H100 & higher CPU OC might not help. You might require a new motherboard. 2600k with a 670 does not require much of an overclock for 99% of games at 1920x1080.
Also I was looking at the VRMs (mosfets) on that HP motherboard and they look very very weak. The mosfets are what regulate & supply the CPU its power from the PSU. Weak mosfets will limit high overclocks if thats what you are trying to obtain with the H100.
I saw your post in the OC section as well, but even though you gave your reason for the H100 here, I still doubt it's usefulness in your situation.
You can't OC with that system even if you wanted to, so that makes a H100, or any high end cooler, pretty much pointless.
You can do it just for looks if you want, but that just seems strange to me...
Also, will the rad of the H100 even fit into the HP case? Or do you have another case that you transplanted that motherboard into? If you're still using the HP case, I don't think a H100 rad will fit into it anyway.
Nah I'm not much into over clocking right now I just have money to spend and my stock cooler looks like *** in my case lol
So I'm assuming you dont have the unlocked version "K" of the i7 2600. If so the H100 is useless and a waste of money. I could think of other coolers that look great and a lot cheeper. But hey its your money.
No I'm using nzxt phantom 410... Also my PC is downstairs near my coal stove so it gets pretty warm in my room in the winter time..85F or so.
Well, that makes a little more sense anyway...
I'd still go with something like a H60 or H80, if you're dead set on a closed loop cooler, though. A H100 is insane overkill for a board that you can't even OC with.
I should add that I have an intense dislike of closed loop coolers anyway. I just see them as a waste of money for how they perform. They work, but unless you can't use an air cooler for whatever reason (case not wide enough, RAM height, etc.), a cheaper air cooler will out perform them.