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I got the 1090t stock heatsink/fan (the copper one with the heat pipes) and was wondering just how good they are for OC'in. The reason I am asking is because all the aftermarket heatsinks/fan are really huge and my mobo is mounted vertically and I'm afraid I might damage the motherboard if were to install one.
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They're not much good for overclocking, although you would be perfectly fine with an aftermarket cooler such as the Coolermaster 212+.
    
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if you're afraid of getting a heavy aftermarket cooler, you could buy a corsair H80 liquid cooler?

The backplate for massive tower coolers is made to spread the strain out on the motherboard as much as possible. My cooler weighs 1.3kg with the fans on it.
Just make sure all the screws on your motherboard are tight, and you should be fine.
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Most people at here use an aftermarket heatsink and have their motherboard mounted vertically smile.gif. As stated above, aftermarket heatsink will have a backplate to reduce the strain on the motherboard.

A good budget aftermarket cooler like Cooler Master Hyper 212+ only weigh about 626g so you don't have to worry about it breaking your motherboard
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2923
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The stock heatsink has terrible performance to noise ratio, but is sufficient for most of your every day tasks and a mild OC. I currently have my old 1055T running a 3.6 ghz oc being used as a family computer for light gaming and general web browsing. The noise is the one thing that annoys me more than anything else, as I can hear it from the next room when it is working hard. The other thing to consider is what you actually do with your computer. If you're constantly rendering videos in Sony Vegas, the stress on your processor is going to be much greater than gaming, and you might want to look into a beefier cooler.

If you are intimidated by the top air coolers like the D14, Silver Arrow, Megahalems, you don't have to get those. If you live in a cooler area, you could get by with something cheap and light like a CM 212+/EVO for around $30-$35 USD. The Scythe Mugen 2 is also one of the better budget coolers, but it is a PITA to mount.

There really is nothing to worry about. Your motherboard isn't that fragile and won't break from having a big heatsink mounted. If that were the case, many of us here wouldn't be able to post on this forum with a working computer biggrin.gif
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thanks for your help.
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