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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo cooler for my asus M4A88M motherboard and FX6100?

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May 29, 2013 11:10:47 PM

I have fx6100 on asus m4a88m motherboard. no over clocking. Just want to buy the cooler master hyper 212 evo cooler to lower the cpu temperature (currently: idle-45 degrees c, gaming-72 degrees c max ever). Will it fit in my motherboard without blocking any space for RAM or any other hardware? I've heard that it's a pretty bulky an often eats up one RAM slot. And also I'd like to know which fan should I use with it to get the best push & pull airflow? Please help. Thanks in advance.
May 29, 2013 11:41:51 PM

Make sure you check your clearance. Those 212's are amazing, but they're big. (when my machine was running it ran at 26*C under load)
That out of the way, the only issue I'd remain concerned with is the huge sink on your NorthBridge. It won't get any of the airflow that it would normally get (by design) from the sad stock coolers, so make sure you've got ample flow for that as well.

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...as for the ram concern, it depends on what you're using. mine sits (tightly) over top of my Crucial Ballistix ram just fine. and you can always just flip the fan around and have it pull air through, rather than push.
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May 30, 2013 12:11:03 AM

RonanFrost said:
Make sure you check your clearance. Those 212's are amazing, but they're big. (when my machine was running it ran at 26*C under load)
That out of the way, the only issue I'd remain concerned with is the huge sink on your NorthBridge. It won't get any of the airflow that it would normally get (by design) from the sad stock coolers, so make sure you've got ample flow for that as well.

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...as for the ram concern, it depends on what you're using. mine sits (tightly) over top of my Crucial Ballistix ram just fine. and you can always just flip the fan around and have it pull air through, rather than push.


Can you please explain what you meant by "the huge sink on your NorthBridge. It won't get any of the airflow that it would normally get (by design) from the sad stock coolers"? I am sorry it went over my head! Btw I use plain DDR3 1333MHz RAMs without any heatsink on it! I have options to add two fans on one side and probably one fan in the back of my cabinet. should I engage them all with fan?
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May 30, 2013 9:25:37 PM

sorry for going over your head. that big blue heatsink you have in the middle of your board, is your northbridge. normally, with the silly stock heatsink and fan that come with a processor, you have air that blows down onto the sink and out in all directions. about 25% of that air would blow across your northbridge providing cooling for the northbridge.
what case will you be putting this in?
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June 2, 2013 1:01:57 PM

RonanFrost said:
sorry for going over your head. that big blue heatsink you have in the middle of your board, is your northbridge. normally, with the silly stock heatsink and fan that come with a processor, you have air that blows down onto the sink and out in all directions. about 25% of that air would blow across your northbridge providing cooling for the northbridge.
what case will you be putting this in?

Okay I am using an iBall Elegance cabinet
You mean if I add this cooler then my mobo heatsink wont be able to get air to cool the northbridge? I guess I'll not use this cooler then. But it really seemed a very good one! :(  I don't wanna spend alot in cooling.. I wanna spend money on my new GPU so .. :/ 
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