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post #111 of 28467
Hey guys, Im deciding if i should get the H50 or a high end air cooler (thinking of the vigor mongoose III) Or a different air cooled. Im going to be using it for AMD phenom X3 and Asus M4A79XTD EVO mobo.
Can someone please help me decide? Ive been seeing mixed reviews of both of these.

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, if it is please let me know where i should.

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You're pretty much going to match a high end cooler with this setup. In the public eye it seems to rate slightly above a TRUE and slightly below a megahalems. It depends a lot on the setup, but this cooler will certainly do you no wrong. You also get more cool points in my opinion
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Oh okay. Does this work well with the cpu being OC'd and such? Im gonna have the Antec 902, which has a side fan mount, now... couldnt you mount the system on that instead of the back rear exhaust? Also, ive read with upgrading the fans on it, would it be recomended doing that?

Thanks for the quick response and help Ya i was interested in the megahalems.
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I use an antec 902 too, personally I use the antec standard fan and the corsair fan. Seems fine. Mounting on the side panel would interfere with my GPU, so I didnt try that. And yeah, its good to go for OCing.
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Ahh okay. Thats good to hear. Do you have it so it still pulls air out of the case or did you reverse it so it blows air into the case? Im geting a little ahead of myself. lol.
After looking at the megahalems, upgrading fans for it would cost more and the bracket for the AM3. So the H50 will be a little cheaper.
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I keep it set as antec have it, exhausting out the back.. Didnt want to blow hot air all over the motherboard Nothing else to say really, except make sure you buy an H50 with an AM bracket included and post a pic when its up!
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post #117 of 28467
So it should say what brackets it includes on the box?
Ya, ill definitely make sure to post pictures. This is my first build. I should be getting everything in the mail monday-tuesday.
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post #118 of 28467
Yeah it should say. I'm not sure if they all ship with AM brackets by default now. Good luck with the build - you picked a great case and a great cooler
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did anyone else end up not using the back plate and weirds screws that came with it
? min came with the plastic back plate and everytime i tried screwing the brackets down the pop in threads would always fall out. >.< i ended up using some washers and the screws from the thermalright AM2 bolt thru kit as well as the metal back plate.
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8 screws come with it, half of them are one size and half of them are another - you really have to look closely to find the smaller ones which you need. I dont know what the other 4 are even for. Spent a few minutes baffled by that one. xD

But no, I used their backplate and their correct screws in the end.
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