Need Help with CPU fan/heatsink purchase...

Hi All,

Well I put together my system a week ago to find out that I can't install my new Zalmon CPU fan because the clamp could not fit within all of the heatsinks surrounding the CPU on the motherboard I have.

I currently am using a:

Asus Rampage Formula mobo (tons of heatsinks all around the CPU)
Antec 900 Case.
Zalmon 9700 (This is the fan I had purchased but can't install without jacking up one of the heatsinks about the CPU)

Does anyone iwth this setup, or atleast with this motherboard have any suggestions on some CPU fans I could check out. This Zalmon one will just not fit without tearing up one of the motherboard heatsinks, which I would rather not do. I would prefer one that has the mount that I can screw into the other side of the motherboard. Those push pin cpu fans are horrible.

-Thanks guys
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  1. I have a Rampage Formula and an Antec 900 case. I used a TRUE, but depending on how far you overclock, you can also use a standard Thermalright Ultra or even a Thermalright Ultra 90 for a bit less money and a bit more case clearance.
  2. Arctic cooling freezer pro 7 will fit just fine, it's not screw in, but properly installed will work well.
  3. jbrels76 said:
    Hi All,

    Well I put together my system a week ago to find out that I can't install my new Zalmon CPU fan because the clamp could not fit within all of the heatsinks surrounding the CPU on the motherboard I have.

    I currently am using a:

    Asus Rampage Formula mobo (tons of heatsinks all around the CPU)
    Antec 900 Case.
    Zalmon 9700 (This is the fan I had purchased but can't install without jacking up one of the heatsinks about the CPU)

    Does anyone iwth this setup, or atleast with this motherboard have any suggestions on some CPU fans I could check out. This Zalmon one will just not fit without tearing up one of the motherboard heatsinks, which I would rather not do. I would prefer one that has the mount that I can screw into the other side of the motherboard. Those push pin cpu fans are horrible.
    -Thanks guys

    I have the same mobo
    Installed TRUE wit no hassle
    Mine needed lapping
    Cooling fan Scythe s-flex sff21f
    Look at my sig
  4. I appreciate all of your responses. I will look into these suggestions and figure out what I can afford/need.
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