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Topic # 185233 15-Nov-2015 11:30
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Building a couple of Pcs for the first time in several years.

I'm kinda hornswoggled to find that many CPUs now DON'T appear to come with heatsink\fans.

These are the two CPUs and boards I intend to use:

Intel Core i5 6500 skt LGA1151 (65 watts TDP) in Asus Z170M-Plus mobo
Intel Core i3 4170 skt LGA1150 (54 watts TDP) in Asus B85M-E mobo

Both motherboards appear to have provision for crucifix-type heatsink mounts, ie, 4 holes in the board.

Anyone able to suggest some suitable coolers and or sources (NZ)?
Note that neither machine will be subject to high stress or overclocking, so I don't think that mini refrigeration plants or water towers are warranted :-)

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  Reply # 1428269 15-Nov-2015 12:05
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Noctua - great.
Cooler Master 212 - good.

All heatsinks are a PITA to get on, but they're better than they used to be.

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  Reply # 1428294 15-Nov-2015 13:46
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CPU's have for years come in two types.

OEM (tray) and retail (Boxed)

The vast majority of product in NZ available for purchase by end users should be boxed retail product with a fan.






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  Reply # 1428302 15-Nov-2015 14:22
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Yep, CPU with heatsink and fan was what I was expecting, because that's the way it always used to be.

But in the case of the two CPUs I've quoted, I don't think those items are included.

I may be wrong: I'll check with PBTech tomorrow. I sure don't want to spend at least another $100-$150 if I don't have to :-(

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  Reply # 1428356 15-Nov-2015 15:15
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Heatsinks can be had for less than $50, and $80 gets you a good one. Or just buy the retail boxes.




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  Reply # 1428370 15-Nov-2015 16:06
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looking at the part number through other retailers for the I5 it seems to come with a cooler, but yes checking would be benificial



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  Reply # 1428380 15-Nov-2015 16:35
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Jase2985, thanks. Yep, see what you mean about the Part designation.

PBTech shows this part number - BX80662156600 - and a search here:
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i5/Intel-Core%20i5-6500.html
seems to indicate that the package should include the fan\sink combo.

Good call, I wouldn't have thought to check that. Now I feel like I've just saved 100 bucks :-)

 

 

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  Reply # 1428382 15-Nov-2015 16:38
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Enthusiest grade CPUs dont come with one, so that's the unlocked ones generally. Because people that are into that will be putting their own solutions on for low noise or more cooling to get more overclocking etc.

The locked cpus usually come with the functional but not quiet intel stock cooler.

I havent seen a CPU cooler that hasnt used the 4 holes in the board for a very very long time. There are still some issues with some coolers that need a back plate and how that clears other components on the backside of the motherboard to look out for. Not seen a clearance problem for a while now. And some cases dont have enough space under the board for a really thick back plate to fit either. One I have is just touching it so it has a horrid rattle untill I jammed some double sided foam tape into the gap to hold it apart and adsorb vibrations.




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