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Hey all,as i posted in the other forum i must have fried my mobo and newegg is returning both my mobo and cpu...This all happened after installing my new heatsink cooler.

this brand Scythe SCSMZ-2000 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler


i dont know what happened but it took forever to install,it wasnt user friendy at all as far as the install andi think it may have flexxed the board too much

Then the pc wouldnt boot even with the original stock cooling from intell

SO, can someone please recommend in this order

Easiest to install
The most popular/ favorite
medium to excellent cooling
price less than 65$


For my Msi X58m Mobo w/i7-950


i dont do gaming so i may even use msi's overclock tool for like 20%
a lower oc...

But i would like to have it cool real nice....

I heard good things about the cooler master v8..

SO whats the BEST all around heatsink cooler for my x58m board??
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post #2 of 18
Lol CmV8...
CM 212+.
    
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post #3 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Lol CmV8...
CM 212+.
Sorry im new..... Are you saying laugh out loud,that the v8 is a bad choice? And what i need is a cm 212 +? Is that the model number? Pardon my inabilty to understand...
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post #4 of 18
CM 212+ is a Cooler Master Hyper 212+
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post #5 of 18
HYPER 212+ Is exactly what you want. Unless your cooling a dual core, you do not want a 92mm fan cooler. Not worth it, this is coming from a 6 core user.
post #6 of 18

Cooler Master Hyper 212+


$29.51 Shipped

The SCMG-2100 will give you better performance for $10 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185142

Installation:


Edited by PowerTrip - 6/3/11 at 10:49am
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post #7 of 18
CM 212+ FTW. Great Value
    
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post #8 of 18

@dove sorry to hear your troubles with your system. Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is an excellent choice for a cheap cooler. You need patience in installing it though, and it takes a while to install the retention bracket.

Here is a very good video on how to install 212+


If you decide to use a different cooler, try to do a search on YouTube for visual instructions. They help a lot.
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post #9 of 18
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oh wow,sounds def like the one to get... i wonder why its so cheap?i kindof was thinking the more money,the better.. I know,very naieve of me..but i am newbie!
Anyways,i really hope its an easy install,i was freaking out with the scythe,it was so hard to install,my fingers were too fat to get under the fins,and couldnt line up the holes,and wasnt sure which way to position,so in the end i ended up using too much force and i thinki that is when something happened to the board and it fried...let alone the fact that i wayyyyyy overdid it on the thermal paste...it poured all down into the side of the cpu holder thingy...way too much...oops!
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180GB SATA III Corsair Force Series GS ,750 6GB... LG LITESCRIBE BD-RW Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Win 7 x64 
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post #10 of 18
Not saying you did, but you may have scratched off a trace on the mobo when you were trying to install the HSF. That would cause it to not work.

The Corsair H-50 self contained water cooler is easy to install. (They provide great instructions)
Cools my i7 920 at 4.1Ghz to 70*c Folding 24/7 at 100% load. (granted I have 2 AP15's but still cools very good for what it is, and is quiet with the stock fan)
It is very Popular.
and is only $61 after rebate on newegg.com
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