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hey everyone. I was looking on newegg for a CPU cooler. This is what i found.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029
It comes with a free card reader, and thats the main reason im interested in it. The cooler looks very decent itself. The only con is im not sure its compatible with my motherboard because it is am2. Ive heard some people can install an am2 cooler on an am3 board. So Can anyone tell me if it will work on the motherboard in my sig? thanks!
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AM2 and AM3 (and even the upcoming AM3+) all share the same mounting system. It will work just fine.
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It works
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AM2 and AM3 (and even the upcoming AM3+) all share the same mounting system. It will work just fine.
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that cooler looks sucky for the same price you could find a way better one
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post
that cooler looks sucky for the same price you could find a way better one
I wont really be overclocking, (i know i know) and i do photography so that card reader is a real plus for me.
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post #7 of 11
you can probably get a 212+ and a card reader for under $50

i got one of these when it was on sale for $14, works great
Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / SATA Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223113

212+ can occationally be found for $15-20
microcenter has it for $30/23ar
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0315397
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post
that cooler looks sucky for the same price you could find a way better one
The "Dark Knight" is not sucky. It cool's very well. there are coolers that are better, but that one will work perfect @ stock clock's on OP's rig, would even handle a mild OC .

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you can probably get a 212+ and a card reader for under $50

i got one of these when it was on sale for $14, works great
Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / SATA Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223113

212+ can occationally be found for $15-20
microcenter has it for $30/23ar
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0315397
Cooler master 212+ is a pretty great cooler. Dark Knight is a little better, but cost's more. Both options would work out great for the OP in my opinion. But I would lean to the Dark Knight, its bigger(not a whole lot, but it is), and has a high CFM fan, get a second fan of the same kind and you'll be rocken with good cooling, and a free card reader
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post #9 of 11
AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ are all the same mounting mechanism, and are backwards and forwards compatible.

As far as the cooler, the DK is an above average cooler, but the CM Hyper 212+ beats it, so I say get the cooler and card reader separately. The card reader is $14 shipped, and a Hyper 212+ can be had for less than $30.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
you can probably get a 212+ and a card reader for under $50

i got one of these when it was on sale for $14, works great
Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / SATA Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223113

212+ can occationally be found for $15-20
microcenter has it for $30/23ar
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0315397
^^ This. Get the 212+ You won't be disappointed.
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