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What aftermarket cooler will fit in my setup!?

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December 28, 2013 3:41:22 PM

Here is my build:

GB 990FXA-UD3
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition
Corsair Carbide Series Black 500R
SLi Gigabyte 660ti
Corsair Professional Series HX 750 Watt

I bought a cooler master hyper T4 and it does not fit due to the high profile of the RAM. I put the ram in the farthest slots over too, still does not have clearance. Right now im on stock cooling but I was planning on overclocking this CPU to be on par with the 9 series. I was going to liquid cool with a Corsair Hydro Series H50 Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler but kind of talked myself out of it.

any suggestions on a cooler that isnt so wide? I would have no problem if it mounted the other way but the way my board is setup it makes no sense why they have the RAM slots so close to the CPU...
December 28, 2013 3:46:08 PM

You can try putting the fan on the other side of the cooler to make it a pull configuration
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December 28, 2013 3:51:44 PM

Patosai said:
You can try putting the fan on the other side of the cooler to make it a pull configuration


i tried just putting it in without the fan and the heatsink still wont go down with the RAM in the way. Im wondering if the 212 evo would be slightly slimmer profile wise. it literally is like a few mm

this isnt my build but this is how its setup so you can have an idea:
http://img.techpowerup.org/130710/WP_000104.jpg except that my cpu is even closer to the slots so it overhangs on the second ram slot.
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December 28, 2013 4:12:36 PM

Try to put in the cooler sideways so the fan faces to the left/right.

edit: like this: http://static.hardwaremx.net/reviews/CMHyper212EVORevie...
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December 28, 2013 7:14:54 PM

Patosai said:
Try to put in the cooler sideways so the fan faces to the left/right.

edit: like this: http://static.hardwaremx.net/reviews/CMHyper212EVORevie...


Wait, how can I turn it sideways? The brackets only go in one way right? If I turn the cooler sideways, the tension bar doesn't have anything to latch to
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December 28, 2013 7:50:25 PM

Interesting, I guess with the T4 you can't turn it sideways. But with the Hyper 212 (EVO) you can.
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December 28, 2013 8:08:22 PM

Yes you can turn it east/west and it's a lot slimmer then a 212+/Evo.
The steel clips that should have come with the cooler are Amd retention clips.
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December 28, 2013 8:22:20 PM

I'm really not understanding how it can turn sideways. The bracket on the board can't turn so how can I turn the cooler to clip into the board?
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December 28, 2013 9:37:32 PM

this review of both the T4 and 212 show that the 212 is not as wide. The author states that you cant install the T4 if you have high profile ram. I wish i would have seen this before I bought the cooler, how the heck can anyone install it with hi pro ram? I am still trying to figure out how you can turn the heatsink 90 degrees and still be able to mount it to the bracket....

http://dvtests.com/?p=11083
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