Hey guys, I'm new here
and I've been reading this thread to learn more about my new MSI mobo. First, I just want to say the mobo is amazing and posted on my first attempt flawlessly.
i do need some help/suggestions though. the stock AMD cooler is too loud and doesn't cool efficiently enough. I've browsed through this thread but still havn't determined the hsf that will work for me. I only plan to do very modest OCing, maybe from 3.0 (normal) up to 3.4 or maybe a little more, but regardless, I need to get something other than the stock cooler.
I need one that is quiet. >30 db ideally. It must, of course, fit an AM3 socket. I want the orientation to be front to back, or east to west, or however it is referred to, because I want the airflow to go with the system, coming in cool from the front and out the back warm to the exhuast.
one problem that makes it so hard to find the perfect hsf is that the RAM slots are very close the the socket.
i am using memory with no heatsinks so if the cpu hsf is above the memory, that should be fine, as long as they don't touch.
any HSF suggestions? Any help appreciated.