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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by rampage, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. rampage

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    a real n00b question

    1156 and 1336 coolers are they compatiable ??

    i wouldnt asume so but thought i would ask

    a local e-talier here in OZ has had well lest say a glitch in there online caculator and its pricing me at just over $600 AU for the folowing rig

    - Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6
    - i7 860
    - 2x 2gb 2000MHz G.Skill F3-16000CL9D-4GBRH 9-9-9-27

    and i thought thats a steal - expecialy when i sell off my current rig

    im only asking because i have a water loop and im trying to work out what block to get
     
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    they CAN be, but they have different mounts.

    kinda like 939 and AM2, add a new mounting kit and they'll work
     
  3. lemode New Member

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    as long as there is a bracket for 775 you should be golden
     
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    gahh hit the thanks button first..

    what exctly doy you mean?

    775 and 1156 use the same brackets/ mounts ?
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    he means that some of the boards accept 775 coolers
     
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    1156 and 1366 are not compatible.

    I think the EK Supreme LT is your best bet. AFAIK the 1156 mount is smaller than the 1366 but larger than 775 - and the EK supreme has a mount that fits both extremes and something in between.

    Otherwise I would wait for manufacturers to come out with mounts for the 1156.
     
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    yeah ok thanks, ill check and see if my block 775 will work with the GB board

    but as mussels said to me in a pm grab it if its going cheap and just run air for now
     
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    The EVGA p55 boards I was looking at had mounts for 1156 and 775 brackets meaning they planned ahead for allowing more coolers to be added to their p55 lineup. I was looking at your board earlier due to the 6 memory slots and switched the 2. After looking over the GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD6 manual, and looking at the board itself you need a cooler specifically for 1156. So yeah air is the best way to go right now. In a few months more and more 1156 coolers will come out or manufactures will release brackets for 1156 (more than likely).
     
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    ek supreme LT is $40 - cheaper than most air. I say that this would be the best IMO.
     
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    i was coming here to put up a post asking about the EK-Supreme LT series of blocks and would they work, given the the hole spacing of 1156 is between 775 and 1136


    so now i have found a water block that is decent and cheap what varien of the block is best ?

    the EK-Supreme LT Acetal+Nickel or the EK-Supreme LT Acetal

    i will be buying the water block from here

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=207_160_878_879_917
    note these are AUS prices
     
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    Just to share.

    I just received an Intel i5-750, MSI P55-GD65 and Gigabyte P55-UD6.

    Now the thing was that Intel reps handed me just the processor, no stock heatsink. bummer.

    Good thing was that Tuniq's Tower 120 Extreme just arrived - it came with bracket for 775 and 1366.

    After getting acquainted with the P55 boards and the heatsink, there just seem to be no way to install it.........or so I thought. :D

    Just clever adjustment of the bracket and using 2 out of the 4 available holes, the heatsink was mounted. It's not the best way but it works for now, or at least I can get the entire system up and running!

    The bracket is of course, not in the SUPPOSED position so one should be careful when attempting to mount it. Modifying mounts to fit heatsink wasn't something new to me, so with a little care and all - I assembled the rig and it's now up and running.
     
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    Buy just the normal Acetal... its one of the best blocks on the market for the money - The plexi is also money (I used to own one) - great block.
     

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