What fits FM2?

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googalabosh

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trents

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I think as far as cooler mounting goes, socket FM1/FM2 are the same as AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ boards. Just make sure you don't choose a cooler too tall for the clearance to the side panel of your case which if it's the case in you Sig that should not be an issue.
 

googalabosh

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Ok. For anyone else that has this same question I can officially confirm what trents said. I e-mails Cooler Master and this is what they said:

"Hello,

AM2/AM2+/AM3/ AM3+ and FM1/FM2 socket dimensions are the same. The only difference in these sockets is the actual CPU itself. Not the cooler mounting.

It will fit

Jeremy DeLong
Support Specialist
Cooler Master USA, Inc.
1-888-624-5099 ext 142
4820 Schaefer Ave
Chino, CA 91710"

Now I still have a follow up question. Which is better? Hyper N 520 or V6 GT? I like the look of the V6 GT but cooling is my goal. Below is the planned build:

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119257

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

CPU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113281

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-UP4 FM2 AMD A85X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128566

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544
 

ssjwizard

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V6 review
N520 review

They use 2 different CPUs for the tests so they aren't directly comparable. They both look like capable coolers Id go for either :shrug:. I assume that the PSU is a carry over from your other system?
 

ssjwizard

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That 600W PSU is super overkill. The APU even with a discrete card + accessories is like 300W max. I run my wifes A8 + 6670 setup off of a 450W unit and the fan never even turns on because its underloaded.
 

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Are you planning on OC these? If not, why not use the stock heatsink and fan? I guess I would ask that you give us more info on the build. Are they gamers? If not, I would think you could get a much smaller, cheaper case, use the stock HSF, smaller PSU, etc...But we would need to know more about the build first.
 

googalabosh

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Are you planning on OC these? If not, why not use the stock heatsink and fan? I guess I would ask that you give us more info on the build. Are they gamers? If not, I would think you could get a much smaller, cheaper case, use the stock HSF, smaller PSU, etc...But we would need to know more about the build first.

My goal is to make sure this computer lasts as long as possible. The last build I did for my mother (with a friends help) made her computer last for 10 years. This is my goal again. So dust filtering and lower temps are my goals to make these computers last as long as possible.

The case was choses for high air flow for lower temps and easy to clean fan filters. The PSU was chosen so that I know if anything is added to these cases later than a new PSU will not be needed.
 

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Shoot for a CPU cooler with a 120mm fan as opposed to a 92mm or smaller. It'll be quieter.

AMDs APUs really like fast RAM for the gfx. Not sure if your mom and grandpa need that, but...

This 1600 RAM is known for it's ability to OC to 2133 and higher with good timings and low voltage requirements. It's $45 at Newegg right now, but you can get it for ~$40 if you wait on a Newegg coupon code (MEM106 just expired) or look elsewhere on the net.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096


Here is a good G.Skill DDR3-2133 kit for $40 after you use the promo code HARDOCP1X1XF.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468
 

GoD_tattoo

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Personally, I think the stock HSF would be more than adequate considering there will be no overclocking. As long as it keeps it within the limits of the processor, then it will last as long as the cpu will last. As long as it is within the range, a few degrees cooler won't make it last any longer. I also wouldn't spring for a 600watt modular PSU. No need for 600 watts or for it being modular. But it is your money, your build.

That being said, if you are dead set on getting an aftermarket cooler, I would look at the Hyper 212 Evo.
 

googalabosh

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Personally, I think the stock HSF would be more than adequate considering there will be no overclocking. As long as it keeps it within the limits of the processor, then it will last as long as the cpu will last. As long as it is within the range, a few degrees cooler won't make it last any longer. I also wouldn't spring for a 600watt modular PSU. No need for 600 watts or for it being modular. But it is your money, your build.

That being said, if you are dead set on getting an aftermarket cooler, I would look at the Hyper 212 Evo.

Ok I have dropped to a 500W. The OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016) I'm not going to go any lower though. Saves about $15.
 

trents

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I second the motion for the Hyper 212 evo, or even the Hyper 212+ which is essentially the same except the base isn't machined quite as well which makes very little difference. NewEgg has been offering the Hyper 212+ for $20 with rebate lately.
 

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I dont know if they have fixed issues yet, but I would look for a better quality unit over the OCZ. Check out the link in my sig. The OCZ models you seem to like havent recieved the best reviews. Like i said, things may have changed but I trust our recommended list.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4989

Those recommends are out of my budget. The PSU's I have chosen are 80 Plus Certed and have been recommended to me before. These comps will not be OCed and not doing any gaming at all. If you can specifically recommend a PSU that is under $60 after mail-in-rebate than I will deffinately consider it.
 

googalabosh

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I guess i should have specified I was looking for modular. I guess there is a price for being needy. LOL. Thank your your help. I'll keep those in mind.
 

SysCrusher

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Shoot for a CPU cooler with a 120mm fan as opposed to a 92mm or smaller. It'll be quieter.

AMDs APUs really like fast RAM for the gfx. Not sure if your mom and grandpa need that, but...

This 1600 RAM is known for it's ability to OC to 2133 and higher with good timings and low voltage requirements. It's $45 at Newegg right now, but you can get it for ~$40 if you wait on a Newegg coupon code (MEM106 just expired) or look elsewhere on the net.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096


Here is a good G.Skill DDR3-2133 kit for $40 after you use the promo code HARDOCP1X1XF.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

Make sure the ram is compatible. I've run into issues with a corsair set that just doesn't want to work well with the on board GPU. Using a discreet card, it's fine. I got a set of patriot sticks that play well with it. Seems they can be picky with memory.
 

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The V6 is a noisy bugger. It might have some looks, but if you want quiet, i'ld go for a more conventional "tower" cooler.. Prolimatech or something