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if he isnt going to oc it makes no sense to go out and buy a big typhoon. pretty much any aftermarket socket am2 cooler would suffice if thats the case. tell him to get one of those cheaper cooler master hsf:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103011
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okay thank you very much i hope he makes up his mind he's pretty wreid about his pc stuff lol
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Originally Posted by spacegoast View Post
if he isnt going to oc it makes no sense to go out and buy a big typhoon. pretty much any aftermarket socket am2 cooler would suffice if thats the case. tell him to get one of those cheaper cooler master hsf:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103011
not true, even though he may not overclock, if he has poor case airflow, or a hot room he will need a good cooler
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not true, even though he may not overclock, if he has poor case airflow, or a hot room he will need a good cooler
agreed. i didnt take that into account, but he has 2 120mm fans and he doesnt know what kind of case it is and does not mention avg. ambient temps. but you are right thoughj, good call.
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If he's not overclocking, and on an average day the stock cooling works just fine, then I recommend my hot day quickfix: break out the room fan and point it at the case But that doesn't involve any fun tinkering...

By the way, your computer should be able to handle the cantilevered weight of the Big Typhoon if that's what you choose. Just be careful when you're moving the computer, like don't bump into the wall while carrying it lol, as this added force could be bad news. My motherboard is only rated for a 450 gram cooler, but my Zalman 9700 weights 760 grams. It holds, but I handled with care, at least after the Zalman was installed, I almost tripped down the stairs before installation
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