Question fan for Ryzen 5 2600x

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We are intending to upgrade my sons computer to a Ryzen 5 2600X with the stock Wraith Spire . We know the mother board etc is compatible, however we are wondering if its possible to install the Wraith Spire Socket AM4 4 pin, Led fan instead ? On the packaging says it's for Ryzen 7 . Is it even possible to install this for the Ryzen 5 2600X and is it beneficial ? We don't intend to overclock . We are new to the world of upgrading and changing so any advice would be greatly appreciated .
 
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The mounting for the AM4 fans are (mostly) all the same. The R7 cooler comes with a Red (by default) LED ring that will be on. If you have the capability you can attach the little header cable and control the color to some degree, as I recall. (I didn't use mine)

The bigger, square fan would also work so long as you kept ahold of the little latch blocks that came with the mobo.
 
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A wraith spire LED is going to be the same performance as a non LED wraith spire. Now the Wraith Prism/max, is a much better cooler. For $30 you can get a great cooler, that looks nice too. I am using this on my 5800x, currently.

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Nov 30, 2021
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The mounting for the AM4 fans are (mostly) all the same. The R7 cooler comes with a Red (by default) LED ring that will be on. If you have the capability you can attach the little header cable and control the color to some degree, as I recall. (I didn't use mine)

The bigger, square fan would also work so long as you kept ahold of the little latch blocks that came with the mobo.
thank you for the reply. I was just concerned the Ryzen 7 Wraith Spire would damage my sons computer, that was all . Is the only difference between the Wraith Spire stock over the Wraith Spire LED just the LED addition ? Is the fan stronger ? and is having a stronger fan better for the CPU ?
 

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thank you for the reply. I was just concerned the Ryzen 7 Wraith Spire would damage my sons computer, that was all . Is the only difference between the Wraith Spire stock over the Wraith Spire LED just the LED addition ? Is the fan stronger ? and is having a stronger fan better for the CPU ?
I am aware that the block between some of the models to be a bit more robust, IE the R3 vs the R7. Having a bigger block isn't going to hurt at all. So far as I am aware the fans are the same, but not sure if the stealth is slower/quieter than the spire models.
 

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