Question What cpu coolers are compatible with HP compaq elite 8100 SFF motherboard?

Feb 16, 2019
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Hi, I'm trying to build a super cheap LGA 1156 barebones PC.
Here is what I purchased so far:
HP compaq elite 8100 sff motherboard
intel core i3-550
HP compaq elite sff power supply
8GB ddr3 1600Mhz low density non ECC RAM
Hp compaq elite sff power switch
1TB hitachi 3.5" HDD
(Will be mounted on a homemade case)

I think all I need now is a cooling solution.
I was wondering if I can put any LGA 1156 heatsink or can I only use the OEM heatsink. Could I use an intel stock heatsink like this?

https://www.amazon.com/Connector-Aluminum-Heatsink-3-14-Inch-TronStore/dp/B0751T1ZQ3/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1550308041&sr=8-20&keywords=lga+1156+cooler

Or am I stuck with this?

 
Feb 16, 2019
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Well, it seems that I did something... This is what I did
I found an Intel stock heatsink for free from a local pc repair shop. I found out that hp made the holes too far apart and I need to use their proprietary heatsink.
I decided to try to stretch the plastic mounting and force it as best I could. Each mounting point seemed to be 4 millimeters off.
It seems to make contact, but just for good measure I relaxed the plastic by blowing it with a hairdryer. It's a stretch, but it could be a free solution to my problem, and lower the cost of my cheap PC.
 

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