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Old 01-07-2010, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Motherboard: Newegg.com - ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Desktop Memory

Since I will be doing some non-serious overclocking, I would like an aftermarket cooler for this rig, but I'm
pretty unfamiliar with 1156 Coolers. I don't want anything HUGE (not half the size of my case), I don't plan on overclocking this thing to 4.5 Ghz or anything, but I would like something thats better than the stock. I'm using a medium-tower Antec Sonata 3 Case for a reference of how much size I have to work with.

Any suggestions and feedback on this build would be appreciated :-).
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I'm not familiar with P7H mobos but I'm an Asus fan so everything seems good to me
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Any opinions on what cooler I should get? That really is my main issue.
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Well, I got the NOCTUA NH-U12P SE2 one and I'm happy with it but I guess it's too big? Don't have any experience with other coolers.
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Would that fit on my microATX motherboard and case? I'm not familiar with the cooler so I'm not sure how grotesquely big it is .
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Are you sure it's a microATX? Newegg doesn't mention it.
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previews on that mobo say that its an matx.

pretty sure it is, i mean just look at it, what else would it be?

for a cooler, you could look at this one, its not too big.
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I've used that one in the past and had good results, but I don't know much about coolers. Do I need to buy anything extra to fit it on that motherboard? I don't know anything about brackets, etc.

Also, how is this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

Does it look small enough? Would it need a bracket or anything as well?
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My bad. I haven't looked at the photos.
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I would go with the Arctic Cooling Heatsink over that Cooler Master.
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