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Hi :)

 

First PC build myself not asking friends to do it and if i dont F it up I will end up with a monster.

 

So massive derp up, I start and Ive forgotten the CPU heatsink/fan. So MSY Ultimo tomorrow. I have the Asus X99 and an i7. Will not be overclocking. What is reliable, good and not too hard for a newb to install?

 

There are like 50 to choose from and reading tech screens on mobile phones sucks (thanks Microsoft anniversary update for ruining my birthday long weekend)

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I had a similar situation a few months ago in that the stock Intel unit was useless for constant 100% busy work so bought another.

 

But as luck had it the local MSY was out of stock until the end of the week and impatiently I hit eBay instead.

During research the Deepcool Gammaxx300 and 400 came into play. Supposedly they're superseded so mighn't be in stock but I found some favourable reviews. The price is under $24/$32 which for an aftermarket unit is pretty good.

Besides that there's also the Coolermaster Hyper types which also rate well but are like $20 or so more expensive.

 

As for ease of installation, it seems with LGA 115x there's 3 main types of mounting system each of which has it's ups and downsides.

There's the stock push-pin type like the Intel ones which is easy to install but also easy to break the plastic split pins if you're not careful.

There's the ones that use a backing plate with threaded hole that installs on the back of the motherboard which is generally more work and can be a pain when changing out when the board is in the case, e.g. for reapplying heatsink paste.

Then there's ones that are sort of a bit of type 1 but the pins hold an adaptor bracket which the heatsink then mounts to, often using a classical clip system like the old Athlon XPs and Pentium 3 used.

 

Personally I think anything that's heavier than the Intel stock (non low-profile) is worthy of using the backing plate mount method for reason of strength and peace of mind.

The other consideration is how much space in the case. If you have a thin case of low-profile horizontal desktop type then your options can be severely limited.

Usually you can find specs for a given HSF setup but if not then the fan size in use is often a good indicator. Assume an extra 20mm over what the fan diameter is as the minimum size of a heatpipe type unit.

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My motherboard is LGA2011-3 so it doesnt look like it fits

The back plate that is. Also MSY Ultimo guys are wonderful - theyre v helpful and explained a bit more what you said Rybags

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Lol... my next problem turns out to be the power supply. From what i can understand it has to be specialised. So unlikely i can get it from MSY tomorrow.

 

Im really regretting this MB right now.

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Yep, LGA 2011 is aimed at the enthusiast and high end gear so anything to do with it is usually less common and more $$$.

 

There's even 2 types of heatsink mounting hole patterns and 3 incompatible subtypes of the socket with different keying and pin assignment.

But on the plus side it supports quad-channel Ram so has potential to be the most kickarse single CPU system you're likely to build at this point in time.

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Power Supply should be no problem.

They have special requiremewnts sure, but if you pick a high end gaming one (like a corsair) you're basically guaranteed to have the connectors.

 

I have a similar board to you, and have an antec 750; all the connectors plus more ar ethere.

 

 

As for heatsink,

http://www.msy.com.au/cooling/12558-coolermaster-hyper-212x-universal-cpu-cooler.html

These have long been the go-to.

 

But your not clocking, so;

http://www.msy.com.au/pc-accessories/12182-coolermaster-hyper-t4-rr-t4-18pk-r1-universal-cpu-cooler.html

or

http://www.msy.com.au/pc-accessories/14217-deepcool-gammaxx400-gammaxx-400-universal-cpu-cooler.html

 

would also be fine :)

Edited by Master_Scythe

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Yeah X99 is IMO way overkill unless you're running Crossfire / SLI and want 2 x 16x. Even then, it seems there's little real world difference between 8x + 16x on z170 boards and what you get on x99

 

Sorry, I don't have any of use to say :p (other than can you swap for a z170 :p)

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