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Old 07-15-2014, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need to buy a new heatsink.. Newegg is a good site to buy parts off right right? I'm just going to need my mother board info to get the right heatsink.. Do I find a model number on my gigabyte MB or how do I go about this

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Use CPU-Z and check the motherboard tab. You also need to post up what kind of case you have.
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Need to buy a new heatsink.. Newegg is a good site to buy parts off right right?
Yes.

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I'm just going to need my mother board info to get the right heatsink.. Do I find a model number on my gigabyte MB
Yup, find the model number, google it, and you'll find the socket.

Easiest way to find out your motherboard model is Speccy (it's free).
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CoolerMaster makes a good cheap heatsink that'll fit any board, but you'll have to have a case that's at least 7.5" wide to install it because it is tall
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - Newegg.com

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Old 07-15-2014, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That one looks good Joe.. Cheap n seems like it'll solve my issue... 7.5 holy.. I think mine in there is like maybe 4 or 4.5.. I'll check the width of my case but I think I'll be good.. It's a aftermarket gamer case

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Yup...that heatsink is bigger than it looks at the Newegg web page
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So my case is 8 inches wide.. And my motherboard is a gigabyte Ep45-ud3p.. So my question is if this heatsink will work in my PC

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sounds like it'll fit
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Thx for the info.. I'll have it by Friday so I'll let you guys kno the outcome.. Hope this solves my problem

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Why do you need a new heatsink?
Are you going to attempt to O/C your computer?
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