Topic Title: Who makes the OEM AM3 cooler?
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Created On: 12/22/2012 08:57 PM
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 12/22/2012 08:57 PM
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I bought a A10 the other day and upon seeing the really flimsy factory cooler decided to upgrade but keep the stock cooler profile.

The logical choice is then to get a AM3+ with copper base and heat pipes.

All the ones I have seen for sale were made by SVC who I will assume is the OEM supplier.

The one I bought that arrived today is stamped Cooler Master. It was in a brown box with no markings.

It looks exactly like the SVC in style besides the base plat not having the 4 copper "feet" sticking out.

The fan also does not  have a AMD sticker on it.

It should work fine but the question is, are the new heatpipe coolers being made by Cooler Master for AMD or did I get an aftermarket that was sold as OEM?

Honestly it looks nice and I am sure will work great but in general when you purchase an item you expect to receive what the seller had as a description.

I don't want to complain if it turns out this is the real deal and look foolish thus why I am asking the question here.

 12/22/2012 10:31 PM
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It's made by whoever offers them the cheapest price, and many companies either license designs or contract out to other manufacturers and just slap their sticker on it.

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 12/22/2012 11:50 PM
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Right, but it can be hard to tell sometimes.

All I know is the cooler I just bought which was labeled OEM is a Cooler Master so either I got a recent one and they switched vendors or I was sold an aftermarket version.

It's petty, it still has the copper base with pipes and rententin mechanism.

It is worlds better then the tin can stock FM2 cooler.

Those who buy a new FX processor might find their stock cooler is made by Cooler Master now, if not then SVC still makes them or they are burning out their old stock.

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