It's that time of year again--I need upgrades!

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  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic US

    @mertesn said:
    For an air cooler I'd recommend the Noctua NH-D15 if your budget allows.

    That's a bit overkill if there isn't any overclocking being done.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX

    Hyper 212+. Best deal.

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK

    @Sonorous said:
    That's a bit overkill if there isn't any overclocking being done.

    You're telling me everyone doesn't overclock? Madness.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA

    @Thrax said:
    Hyper 212+. Best deal.

    Yep.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth

    So this plus some thermal paste? Does it matter what thermal paste I get?

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA

    I've always gone with Arctic Silver 5. Just get a tiny tube.

  • Make sure you have a motherboard with a rear cutout that will allow you to access the backplate. If not, get the GAMMAXX 300. CoolerMaster packages their coolers with some paste. You don't need to purchase Arctic Silver on top of it.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth
    edited July 2015

    Oh, I don't know that I have a cut out in my mobo.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX

    You don't. He was referring to the metal tray that the motherboard attaches to inside the case.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth

    So the issue is that the heatsink is too heavy to attach to my CPU without a bracket attaching it to the mobo, right? Are there any heatsinks I can use that are decent and don't have that problem?

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA

    Most of the ones I know about use backplates, but here is one that is from a nice fan company and is toolless.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6503166670

  • The one that I suggested the first time. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856006

    Uses a standard AMD Clip. Extremely quiet. Should not interfere with RAM. Performs reasonably well. Not priced out of the park. I use these on AMD builds all the time.

    SonorousGnomeQueen
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth

    Hey guys! I installed my new heatsink yesterday and OMG EVERYTHING IS SO QUIET THIS IS THE BEST EVER. Thank you for explaining everything to me like I'm five!

  • KarmaKarma Likes yoga

    @GnomeQueen said:
    like I'm five!

    GnomeQueen
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