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    Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    Hey guys,

    I've just ordered my pc build. I have gone with a core i5 2500K CPU with a Corsair A50 CPU cooler. I was just looking at the cooler now and I've just realised it doesn't say anything about the 1155 socket. Is it going to be compatable with my CPU. ;L I'm a tad worried.

    Here is the link to it:-

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ef=oss_product

    Thanks.

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    It should be fine as they list socket 1156.

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    Yes it's fine - 1155 is the same fitting as 1156. Cheaper at SCAN though

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    Exactly what kalniel said!

    1155 is the same fitting as 1156

    oh and....Cheaper at SCAN though

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    Bear in mind the fan isnt PWM...it does have a reducer included, but it will be at a fixed RPM.

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    Quote Originally Posted by modd1uk View Post
    Bear in mind the fan isnt PWM...it does have a reducer included, but it will be at a fixed RPM.
    Ooo that one passed me by, you're right it's not a PWM fan, for me that removes it off my list for low cost coolers.
    It's a shame as the plastic shroud with rubber plugs is a much better way to mount a fan than the wire clips more coolers use.
    when the A50 first came out it was way too expensive, (£35+) now it's down to a reasonable price but lack of a PWM fan makes it a non-starter to me.

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Ooo that one passed me by, you're right it's not a PWM fan, for me that removes it off my list for low cost coolers.
    It's a shame as the plastic shroud with rubber plugs is a much better way to mount a fan than the wire clips more coolers use.
    when the A50 first came out it was way too expensive, (£35+) now it's down to a reasonable price but lack of a PWM fan makes it a non-starter to me.
    Fit a PWM fan on there and its a very good cooler.

    Tbh, even with the fitted resistor its a good cooler, kept a 955 tame for a recent customer of mine. I had originally opted for the 212+ as its excellent value for money, but it was out of stock. Build quality on the A50 seemed very good too.

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    PWM isn't usually needed on CPU fans as motherboards usually offer voltage fan control - which works fine for the supplied fan with the A50.

    But I swapped out the fan for a TY140 anyway

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    I know it's different for everyone, but what sort of overclock could I get with the i5 2500K and the Corsair A50 cooler? Is 4.5GHz pushing it?

    Thank you very much. I've already ordered the A50 and am a bit disappointed that it's not very good. ;L
    Last edited by WhyHelloThere; 23-08-2011 at 09:00 PM.

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    Re: Corsair A50 Cooler Help Please. ;L

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    PWM isn't usually needed on CPU fans as motherboards usually offer voltage fan control - which works fine for the supplied fan with the A50.

    But I swapped out the fan for a TY140 anyway
    Hey,

    This is the mobo I ordered:-

    Asrock Z68 PRO3 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/267316-asrock-...board-z68-pro3

    Does this mobo offer voltage fan control? (please ;L) Also if it does how do I control it? BIOS? Is it really awkward?

    Thanks.

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