I would like to upgrade my Athlon X2 5000+ to a Phenom II X6 1090T with my Crosshair II Formula motherboard (CPU is supported, I verified it).
I currently mount an ASUS Arctic Ice cooler which goes fine for my 85W CPU. I wonder if I have to change my cooler for supporting this new 125W 6-core CPU.
I would like a great modding cooler, possibly with a fancy look. But I don't want to buy another cooler if mine is fine for this CPU.
I own an NVidia-branded case with green-glowing fans inside (7 silent fans + CPU and PSU fans), so green would be a great colour (rather than the blue of my current cooler).
I found Cooler Master V8 cooler which seems to support additional (how many?) 12mm fans, for which I can use my fancy green fans. Do you have other ideas?
My questions are
- Is my current fan good for the new CPU? I don't think I'll stress the CPU too much because I abandoned SETI@Home after it burned me two PSUs (and I also have 3 video cards!!!!!!!!! 9 parallel executions :| too bad), but I'm a hard gamer
- What CPU cooler would you suggest me to buy?