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Budget air cooler thats compatible with AM4 and LGA1156

Dark_Llama
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So I currently have an i5 650 (LGA1156) CPU with the Intel heatsink, simple enough right? But the tricky part is I want to upgrade to a Ryzen (AM4) system in a wee bit. I don't want to buy parts that I will have to replace when I do that, but I would like a better heatsink because I am rendering on it and don't want to leave my PC at 100% load for several hours on the stock heatsink.

 

I am also on a bit of a budget, so cheaper options would be preferable, I am thinking tower cooler right now, as to stay on a budget but also allow mild overclocking later on.

 

TL;DR Is there a tower cooler that is compatible with LGA1156 and AM4?

 

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Dark_Llama

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13 minutes ago, Dark_Llama said:

 

Intel hasn't changed their socket design in like forever so basically everything should work with 1156

The freezer 13 is popular right now, wouldn't go below a 120mm 4 heat pipe cooler.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186201&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Intel hasn't changed their socket design in like forever so basically everything should work with 1156

The freezer 13 is popular right now, wouldn't go below a 120mm 4 heat pipe cooler.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186201&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

What about a CRYORIG M9 Plus or a DEEPCOOL Gammaxx 400 as the latter will match my white aesthetic I hope to go for.

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2 minutes ago, Dark_Llama said:

What about a CRYORIG M9 Plus or a DEEPCOOL Gammaxx 400 as the latter will match my white aesthetic I hope to go for.

If it has a 120mm fan and 4 heatpipes it's going to be basically the same

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Just now, Streetguru said:

If it has a 120mm fan and 4 heatpipes it's going to be basically the same

Ok, might pick one of those up then.

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2 hours ago, RaiderzNation said:

Definitely get the hyper 212. It has room for second fan if it is still too hot. 

Does it have a white version? Would prefer it to match future colour scheme. 

 

EDIT - I see it doesn't might get it and paint just the top.

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24 minutes ago, Dark_Llama said:

Does it have a white version? Would prefer it to match future colour scheme. 

 

EDIT - I see it doesn't might get it and paint just the top.

If you buy a 120mm white fan you can mount it to the cooler I think.

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12 hours ago, Dark_Llama said:

What about a CRYORIG M9 Plus or a DEEPCOOL Gammaxx 400 as the latter will match my white aesthetic I hope to go for.

M9 comes with 2 variants, not with both brackets as most coolers. Just something to keep in mind. I don't know if variants are intercompatible aka if Cryorig can supply another bracket later.

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