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What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« on: October 05, 2011, 05:55:14 pm »
Hello,

I'm looking for a CPU cooler to fit the GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0 with all memory slots occupied. Decent cooling for overclocking and not too pricey. I was thinking a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, but it would extend to fill the case (as it is 16cm high). Any other suggestions?

Thanks,
pilotp2099
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 07:30:48 pm by pilotp2099 »

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Re: What cpu coolerfor x58a-ud3r
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 06:46:51 pm »
If the height is a problem then the selection of proper cooler might be a problem because almost every good cooler has similar height. As for the price, that CM 212+ is excellent choice but I would recommend creating push pull on it (with the same fans).

You should also consider buying low profile memory because you might encounter problem with every cooler on first 2 memory slots (this is especially true for AMD)!
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 06:48:15 pm by Grozdan »
AMD PII X4 955BE feat. CM 212+ Push Pull, GB GA-790XTA-UD4, 2*2 GB Mushkin Silverline Stiletto, GB GeForce GTX 460 768MB Windforce 2, 2* WD 640 GB Black in Raid0, Seasonic SS-620GM, Silverstone Precision PS-05B Black, Samsung P2450H, Logitech G510 + G9 + Z2300 + X-530

Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 07:22:12 pm »
What about a Scythe Shuriken or CM Vortex Plus?

P.S. I already baught my memory and it's not too low either.

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Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 08:09:29 pm »
These coolers aren't that bad but if you have overclock in you mind then I can't recommend them. For more serious overclocking I wouldn't recommend anything below CM 212+ but that's just my opinion... I prefer to have as low temperature as I can get with the money I have!

As for memory (and this is just an example):
1. no problems with any coolers http://www.corsair.com/memory/intel-memory-upgrades/dual-channel-intel-memory-upgrade-kits/vengeance-low-profile-blue-16gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cml16gx3m4a1600c9b.html
2. big problems with most of coolers http://www.corsair.com/memory/intel-memory-upgrades/dual-channel-intel-memory-upgrade-kits/vengeance-16gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmz16gx3m4a1600c9b.html

What kind of memory did you buy?
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 08:10:58 pm by Grozdan »
AMD PII X4 955BE feat. CM 212+ Push Pull, GB GA-790XTA-UD4, 2*2 GB Mushkin Silverline Stiletto, GB GeForce GTX 460 768MB Windforce 2, 2* WD 640 GB Black in Raid0, Seasonic SS-620GM, Silverstone Precision PS-05B Black, Samsung P2450H, Logitech G510 + G9 + Z2300 + X-530

Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 08:16:41 pm »
The memory I baught was Komputerbay 1333 DDR3 DIMM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003OSUU6Y
24GB of it (6x4GB). (I now know it's overkill, although I wish I had when I baught it!)

Judging by the look of the two memory modules on the links you povided me, I don't think it will be a problem.

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Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 08:21:45 pm »
The memory module actual size should be fine but are they listed as compatible with the motherboard ? I take it they were actually purchased as two matching  kits of three modules ?

You will almost certainly have to tweak the settings in the BIOS and up the memory voltage and northbridge too.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 08:24:20 pm »
It is compattible with the motherboard and I purchased 3 sets of 2 modules, all identical.

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Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 08:26:54 pm »
I am not sure that it is compatible to be honest as the motherboard is Triple Channel and the memory that you have purchased is Dual Channel!
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 08:29:31 pm »
Look here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3449#sp

It says:

2. Dual/3 channel memory architecture

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Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 08:30:10 pm »
This is a low profile memory and it shouldn't be any problems no matter what CPU cooler you decide to buy. This might be a "small" overkill :) but you can never have "too much" memory! :D The biggest problem is that you are going to have to reduce quantity of memory when you make upgrade. It's not a big deal if you aren't going to make upgrade for longer time but it might cause you to believe that you wasted some of the money if you decide to upgrade soon (LGA 1366 is now completely outdated even though it still packs a massive performance)...

As for the cooler, I really don't know what to tell you - you can try that Shuriken but see if you can fit 25mm fan (instead of 12mm which comes by def). Some better fan at 1200-1600RPM should ensure better CFM and thus better cooling performance!

EDIT: I just saw that Shuriken packs 100mm size fan which could prove to be a big problem because I don't know any 25mm fans in 100mm size (only 120mm)...
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 08:34:09 pm by Grozdan »
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Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 08:41:10 pm »
Look here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3449#sp

It says:

2. Dual/3 channel memory architecture

Yes I do know the architecture, I am even using the X58A-UD7 for this post. True you can use it as Dual Channel but then you really paid for something that you are not using as the Triple Channel gives an added performance boost. Not only that but you are also filling all the banks therefore making Triple Channel the only option. To run Dual Channel configuration you can only fill DDR3_1, DDR3_2, DDR3_3 and DDR3_4 leaving banks 5 and 6 clear. ;)
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 08:43:23 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 01:29:10 pm »
Thanks everyone! I'll just sell the other two memory modules on eBay. As for the cooler, I'll keep looking for a good one.

pilotp2099

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Re: What cpu cooler for x58a-ud3r
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 01:35:43 pm »
There is a good selection here that you can browse through. Maybe find a suitable style.

http://www.candccentral.co.uk/cpu-heatsinks/
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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