What heatsink should I get for my AMD FX-8350? Answered
I built a computer octoboer 2013, I used an AMD FX-8350, the default heatsink is terrible and often gives me the BSoD when playing games or rendering things in Cinema 4D, What heatsink should I get? I don't know much about heatsinks, especially seeing that I used the stock heatsink. My motherboard is an ASUS M5A99X (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131874) and my case is a RAIDMAX Seiran ATX-902WB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156269). My budget is about $60 or so. I don't want to spend more than I need to though. The most demanding thing that gets me the BSoD is rendering things like on Cinema 4D 100% CPU. When I render, however, I usually set the affinity of Cinema 4D to only 5 cores instead of eight. So here are some of my questions: Do I need an extra wire from my PSU to run the fan? Or does the fan on the heat sink simply have a wire to plug into the CPU fan socket? Also, do I need to take my motherboard off in order to put the heatsink in? Thanks!