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And this: http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...1-AX&family=20

Mobo?

I know it's measured in millimeters, but what size do I need?
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It all depends on the layout around the the socket (cluttered or not so to be clear for larger after market coolers) and you case size (height wise to clear cooler). There are many coolers that will fit on the 939 mobo. My fave's are made by Thermalright. I use their XP-90 (90mm fan) and Si-120 (120mm fan) and Ultra 120 (Tower style with 120mm) and many of their older models in the various build I've done in the past. Thermalright coolers do not come with a fan, they leave the choice up to you (performance IE loud or quiet with slow fan)

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Well, its a mid-tower and there is plenty of room around the processor.

I mistakenly ordered an OEM processor so I didn't get a heatsink or a fan.
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If you have at about 6" between the mobo and the case then I would get the SI-120. Great HS and you can customize the fan to what you require. For HTPC I've used SilenX 14dba 120mm fans, decent air flow and quiet. In gaming rigs I use very powerfull panaflo 120mm but with fan controllers to quiet them down when not gaming and for less demanding loads. Overall one of the best HS for the 939. But you do have to remove the mobo stock bracket to install the P4 like bracket that is used to mount the HS. Simple as long as the mobo bracket is screwed on and not push pin in.

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I went with this one from Thermalright

with the Tornado fan.

I learned a hard lesson a couple years ago. My motherboard died on my old PC and I got a CPU/Mobo combo and took it to Best Buy to have it installed.

When I ran 3-d games, the comp would lock up and crash. After a while I realized that when the "expert" installed the processor, he never used any thermal grease.

Thank God the chip didn't fry up and I caught it in time.
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Tornado's ..... hehehehe..been there and deafen....use to use 3 of them in my old gaming rig...when powered up to max, they were like having 3 min vac's in the case... :D

You will still have to remove the stock bracket. It uses the mod'd P4 bracket to mount the HS.

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You can get something like this to control the speed/noise:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/donald...cs/ZM-MFC1.jpg

I vote 92mm HSF from Zalman or Thermaltake for the CPU.

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I'd pay some attention to the case. The case design is much more important than all the fancy fans people put into them.

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I'd pay some attention to the case. The case design is much more important than all the fancy fans people put into them.
The case I got is an Antec Sonata 2 ATX QUIET Mid 450W. http://www.ajump.com/ajump/product.a...dept%5Fid=2005

I'm crossing my fingers that everything will fit.
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Newegg has it cheaper here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129155

I have the same case, it's pretty good for its size, not as quiet as they market it out to be but decent. Make sure you add another 120mm fan on the HD cage, it helps a lot with cooling.

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I bought it 2 or 3 weeks ago, and at the time, Ajump.com had it cheaper than Newegg. I got 3 or 4 components from newegg though.
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The case I got is an Antec Sonata 2 ATX QUIET Mid 450W. http://www.ajump.com/ajump/product.a...dept%5Fid=2005

I'm crossing my fingers that everything will fit.
Cool, it looks quality and I'm sure Antec has done some tasting on the design. I just see a lot of people buy $30 cases with very poor air throughput and expect expensive fans to keep their components cool while they are really just pushing air around.

Another thing mentioned about was thermal compound. Arctic Silver 5, is 99% silver and only costs a few dollars for great thermal transfer from your processor to the fan heatsink. Ive seen a good enough improvement to use it on all the boxes I've built lately. Just be very careful not to drip any on the motherboard because it can jump a circuit.

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