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July 17, 2012 10:57:45 PM

What heat sink should i buy for AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor. I have Corsair memory which has some tall fins. Was wondering if you could tell me what aftermarket heat sink you propose i use?








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July 17, 2012 11:00:59 PM

Or water cooling.

Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
27 reviews
- Corsair H60 Hydro Liquid Cooler
- Multiple Socket support
- Cold Plate Material - Copper
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$49.99 after mail-in rebate card

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July 17, 2012 11:02:42 PM

But, for that Cooler master 212,

u need to get low profile RAM, so it fits under.
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July 17, 2012 11:03:59 PM

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.

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July 18, 2012 12:24:27 AM

Seeing what kind of mobo and case you have is also a good idea.

The hyper 212 is a tall cooler 160mm or so and needs a good width case. It has a good chance of blocking your first memory slot, but should be ok if you plug them in the 2nd and 4th slot if you have 4.

The water cooling kits above will not give you issues however but are of course more expensive for similar performance sans the H100
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July 18, 2012 12:35:38 AM

ohyouknow said:
Seeing what kind of mobo and case you have is also a good idea.

The hyper 212 is a tall cooler 160mm or so and needs a good width case. It has a good chance of blocking your first memory slot, but should be ok if you plug them in the 2nd and 4th slot if you have 4.

That's why the low profile RAM recommendation.
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July 18, 2012 4:30:56 AM

Yes, it would not fit, unless u can use the 2nd and 4th slot for the RAM's dual channel.
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July 18, 2012 4:38:15 AM

Well, with this mobo u are fine. It needs the 2nd and 4th slot to boot.

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July 18, 2012 4:38:53 AM

So u are good.
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July 18, 2012 4:40:12 AM

As u can see here, the RAM don't fit under, if the CPU cooler is large.

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July 18, 2012 4:43:36 AM

Thank you all for the quick answers, I appreciate the help i'll let you know when i get the processor, and i'm going to go with the hyper 212.
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July 18, 2012 4:44:14 AM

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July 18, 2012 5:00:19 AM

if you are going to get 212, get the 212 evo. it is only $10 more and the latest and greatest.

Will it make a difference in practical usage? Maybe not, but you'll feel warm and fuzzy knowing you are getting the newest of the line.

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

newegg compares and shows the "improvements" in their video
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July 18, 2012 5:21:52 AM

raytseng said:
if you are going to get 212, get the 212 evo. it is only $10 more and the latest and greatest.

Will it make a difference in practical usage? Maybe not, but you'll feel warm and fuzzy knowing you are getting the newest of the line.

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

newegg compares and shows the "improvements" in their video

I recommend the EVO too, but only if the price is the same : )

Few degrees for $10.
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July 18, 2012 5:22:31 AM

Good luck djjones : )
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