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can´t mount my Phanteks PH-TC12DX

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December 13, 2013 9:33:23 AM

i built myself a colmputer and when i started to put it together i wasnt able to mount my cooler because of the mounting brackets only let it mount one way but that way my RAM gets on the way and i can´t mount it and the other way its impossible. i hope you get what my problem is here. basically what i need is something that lets me mount my cooler vertically. If you dont understand ask because english is not my native language and its a little hard for me to explain my problem.

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December 13, 2013 9:38:43 AM

That is an often ran into problem with some aftermarket coolers. You need to have ram that doesn't stick up high enough to hit the CPU cooler.
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December 13, 2013 9:43:31 AM

ahnilated said:
That is an often ran into problem with some aftermarket coolers. You need to have ram that doesn't stick up high enough to hit the CPU cooler.

is there any other way ?? i mean i dont want to buy new ram because i just bought them. isnt there any conventer or something?? i bought something but it was only for AMD to LGA775
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December 13, 2013 9:47:53 AM

Nope, the Phanteks have to be mounted a certain way so the air blows towards the back of the case. The one I have (PH-TC14PE) is also huge so you really need short ram to be under the heatsink fins.
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December 13, 2013 9:50:35 AM

ahnilated said:
Nope, the Phanteks have to be mounted a certain way so the air blows towards the back of the case. The one I have (PH-TC14PE) is also huge so you really need short ram to be under the heatsink fins.


wait, wiat. but mine is only mountable like that the air is blown out of the top of the case. i think i didnt say that i have and AMD motherboard :S:S
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December 13, 2013 9:57:32 AM

Look at step 4 on your installation manual. It says you can install yours in either vertical or horizontal orientation.
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December 13, 2013 10:04:55 AM

ahnilated said:
Look at step 4 on your installation manual. It says you can install yours in either vertical or horizontal orientation.


4th step is for the intel :(  but i have amd borad with AM3+ mounting. as i can see from the manual AM3+ is only mountable on way :(  but i cant put it that way because the radiator part goes on the ram.
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December 13, 2013 11:38:38 AM

hence the need to get shorter ram or trim the heatsink fins.
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December 13, 2013 11:43:05 AM

The fans are just clipped on, are they not?

Move them up a couple "notches" on your heatsink. You may lose some performance, but nothing major.
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December 13, 2013 11:56:43 AM

Calculatron said:
The fans are just clipped on, are they not?

Move them up a couple "notches" on your heatsink. You may lose some performance, but nothing major.


i may have to explain myself more proppely. i have an AMD AM3+ motherboard and Phanteks PH-TC12DX cooler. when mounting the fans are not on the way but the cooler itself is. i want the air going trom the front of the case to the back of the case but only way to mount this cooler is that the ari is going from the bottom and out of the top. and there is the deal i cant mount my cooler either way. 1 way the coolers radiator part touches the ram and i cant put it on and the 2 way is just impossible bacause the AMD mounting kit only alows it to be mounted the 1 way which i cant do. So i was hoping there is some othr kit that alows me to mount my cooler vertically that the air goes out from the back of the case.
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December 13, 2013 12:03:31 PM

You should pose this to Phanteks and see if they have a solution for you. Normally when your purchase an aftermarket cooler you HAVE to purchase shorter ram for that specific reason. They have dimensions of the cooler out there for a reason so this type of stuff doesn't happen.
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December 13, 2013 12:13:06 PM

ahnilated said:
You should pose this to Phanteks and see if they have a solution for you. Normally when your purchase an aftermarket cooler you HAVE to purchase shorter ram for that specific reason. They have dimensions of the cooler out there for a reason so this type of stuff doesn't happen.


so there is no way i can install my cooler without changing my ram ?? istn there any other brackets that i could use?? and if no then it would be cheaper for me the buy the new cooler.
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December 13, 2013 12:24:01 PM

Sadly the only people that can tell you that would be Phanteks. These are some of the things you have to think about when building a new PC.
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