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June 12, 2012 12:09:15 AM

How much weight the ideal of CPU cooler for motherboard?
I heard that the motherboard can be cracked...

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June 12, 2012 12:14:45 AM

The better cooling performance usually the heavier the cooler. Here is a popular one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... weight 580gram = 20.46oz.
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June 12, 2012 12:16:59 AM

If you have a good backing plate, and most of the best coolers do, it's much less of a risk.
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June 13, 2012 3:20:40 AM

I got a Tuniq Tower 120 strapped to my Q9450. It weighs in at about 800 grams without the fan; that's roughly 1bls 12oz, or 28oz.
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June 17, 2012 3:53:42 AM

Thanks for all answer dude
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June 17, 2012 4:08:09 AM

Yes a motherboard can crack under the weight of a CPU cooler but most have a CPU backplate that helps support the cooler to prevent cracking. As long as you have the backplate installed you shouldn't have any problems with cracking.
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June 17, 2012 4:22:55 AM

Yeah this is the thing that has me saving up for a Corsair H100 right now. I originally wanted to get something like a D14 but man those things are freaking huge!!! Im pretty sure it wont crack my beloved Sabertooth, but man I dont want to take the chance. Plus I dont like my CPU cooler eating up half my RAM slots either. My Hyper does that now so I can only imagine what a monster heatsink would do. Yessir, its H100 or possibly a Kuhler 920 for me. :D 
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June 17, 2012 3:49:44 PM

All in one water cooling kits are IMO not that great. You look at the test done and in the end they don't perform any better than high-end air coolers like the D14. Sometimes they don't even perform as good as high-end air cooling depending on the brand and model of the kit. I would go with a high-end air cooler like the Noctua D14 or if you really want to do water cooling do a custom water loop. To me those all in one kits are a waste of money.
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June 17, 2012 4:10:48 PM

Yeah they can be cause ones like the H100 are $115-120 where a D14 can be had for around $80 I think. The H100 does perform a little better than the D14 but only by 1-3 degrees depending on which website youre reading.

I guess it really comes down to if its worth the extra $30 to save the space inside your case and not have to deal with a super massive heatsink. To me, it kinda is cause as much as I like to upgrade stuff, it would be nice to just reach in and pop out my RAM with no problem. ;) 
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June 27, 2012 12:23:03 AM

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