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CPU Cooler vs Fan? Please Help

Poke204

75 months ago

So, my problem is pretty simple. I am by no means a computer designer or anything, haha. I don't know the difference between a CPU cooler and a fan- Er, what I mean is... I want a CPU cooler for my computer, of course. So I picked a decent looking one. Then when I got to video card, I see 'Fan: Yes' or w/e. Would a video card fan work as a CPU cooler or are they two completely different things?

The parts in question are:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/galaxy-video-card-61tps4hx2lnx

and

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rrb10212pg1

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the two are completely dif.The CPU coolers come with fan or fans.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

A fanless GPU is for people who want silent low-end cards. You need good airflow in your case to keep them cool, but there are no GPU fans running. The same goes for fanless CPU coolers. You are better off getting a heatsink w/ fan(s) for both.

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