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CPU cooler big enough?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Morania, Jun 28, 2013.

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  1. Morania

    Morania Thread Starter

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    So I'm doing another big rig build. I have my Intel i7 processor on the board and a honkin' big cooling fan and fins to help it run cool. But now my memory won't fit.

    My plan now is to use the cooling fan and heat sink that came with the processor. It's considerably smaller but it was included with the processor. I usually go big with the CPU cooling but it seems to me that if Intel put the fan in the package, they are satisfied that it will do the job.

    The case has lots of space and HUGE fans itself so, I'll go this route until I find a suitable replacement. Or maybe this can work indefinitely. Any thoughts?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    As long as you do not overclock the processor, the stock intel fan does fine.

    With some of the large hsf, you have to do some engineering to get it to fit. I had to grid some material off of the bottom of a coolermaster 212 to get the memory to fit. Another option is to use low profile memory like this;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148660
     
  3. Morania

    Morania Thread Starter

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    I run all my machine stock. They last for years that way.

    This is my first Intel build. "Why would they supply a fan that couldn't keep up with the heat?" I know, but it's nice to hear from another techy.

    I already have my RAM purchased. Next time I'll include "low profile" in my queries.
     
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