Originally Posted by Teh_Priestman
Im new at computers and building them...but my problem is: I am buying a AMD processor...its OEM...but what are the specifics in getting a heatsinc/fan...or would any one work? I have two extra heatsincs but i dont want to buy the processor and end up not being able to use it...help?
--thanx, Teh Priestman
Will you be overclocking?
The answer to this question, as well as your budget, will determine just which heatsink + fan (HSF) to buy.
For your purposes, the best bang for the buck solution may be the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
. It comes with everything you need; it will even allow some capacity for overclocking that CPU.
However, if you do intend to overclock more heavily... well, there are plenty of good opinions on which HSF to get.
Good luck! And hope this helps you some.