44 months ago
I have a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, which, according to the Gigabyte website, has a maximum CPU cooler weight of 450 grams. I was thinking of buying an AMD FX-8370, bundled with a Wraith cooler, but the cooler weighs 455 grams. I'm thinking that a mere 5 grams can do no harm, but I've heard very conflicting arguments when it comes to a cooler's weight.
Would the extra 5 grams affect anything at all? If they do, is there anything that can solve it (other than buying a new mobo)? If it matters at all, my case is a Corsair Carbide 330R.