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Thermaltake Frio

from what ive read the Thermaltake Frio is a big cpu cooler. I want to get a cooler with a lot of airflow and this does the job, but will it cover one of the slots on my motherboard?
Heres a link to the motherboard and Cooler
Cooler >>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
Motherboard >>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621
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  1. the fan will prolly cover up the first ram slot.
  2. does that mean I can use it?
  3. More important is what kind of ram do you have?
    How many dimms are full?
    Ram height guide
    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/venomous-x/memory_compatibly.html
    Cooler guide
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2535-2.html
    The Frio screws your closest dimm
  4. I am going w/ the corasir XMS3, and decided to change the mother board to the MSI P55 GD65
  5. oooen1gmaooo said:
    I am going w/ the corasir XMS3, and decided to change the mother board to the MSI P55 GD65

    Nice choices i would spend another $5 and get the CL7 ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285
    Good stuff and as you know only 33mm tall
    minimum grief when a heatsink is installed
    however the Frio is still going to cause problems if you ever decide to use all your dimm slots.
    Have you considered any other coolers? like the Scythe Mugen 2 which is a better cooler imo,cheaper,and way quieter.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142

    And also what case will you be using?
  6. Case >>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517004
    the only other cooler ive looked at is the 212+
  7. This what I plan on getting soon

    i5-750
    Frio cooler
    GTX 460 SLI GIGABYTE
    MSI p55 gd65
    corasir xms3 (the one you mentioned)
    ASUS blu ray drive (OEM)
    750w corasir PSU (Will this be enough for overclocking, 5 case fans, cpu cooler, and dual 460's)
  8. oooen1gmaooo said:
    Case >>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517004
    the only other cooler ive looked at is the 212+

    Better quality cases imo wider and they have dust filters.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%2050012618&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=7%7C11-119-137%5E11-119-137-S01%2C11-119-215%5E11-119-215-TS%2C11-119-196%5E11-119-196-TS%2C11-517-004%5E11-517-004-TS
    If you get the Azza you'll have to remove the side fan for the cpu cooler to fit and it has no dust filters.
  9. I need a case w/ excellent airflow, I am gonna be running an overclocked cpu and dual 460's. What about the ANTEC 300 illusion?
  10. oooen1gmaooo said:
    This what I plan on getting soon

    i5-750
    Frio cooler
    GTX 460 SLI GIGABYTE
    MSI p55 gd65
    corasir xms3 (the one you mentioned)
    ASUS blu ray drive (OEM)
    750w corasir PSU (Will this be enough for overclocking, 5 case fans, cpu cooler, and dual 460's)

    Looks good so far which Corsair the TX or HX?
    Both are good but the HX is awesome! i have one and it makes cable management much easier.
  11. TX
  12. ive decided to change the memory to G Skills Ripjaws
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
  13. whats the best cpu cooler I can get for $50-75 w/ shipping?
  14. oooen1gmaooo said:
    I need a case w/ excellent airflow, I am gonna be running an overclocked cpu and dual 460's. What about the ANTEC 300 illusion?

    Yep the 300 is very nice but the CM 690/690II are higher quality imo and have very good airflow as well.
    I assume you prefer blue lighting so do i.I own a 690II and an Antec 902.
    I've had a 300 before and i replaced it with the CM690II it has more room,better cable management and toolless features.It's also sturdier.
    I won't knock the Illusion it's very good but i think the CM690II is better.
    Here's something to consider
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.458432
  15. oooen1gmaooo said:
    ive decided to change the memory to G Skills Ripjaws
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Lol! great ram i have some.
  16. Best answer
    oooen1gmaooo said:
    whats the best cpu cooler I can get for $50-75 w/ shipping?

    Honestly the Scythe Mugen 2 is very good but since you changed to 41mm tall Ripjaws they will present a problem if you ever added another set.
    I think the CM Hyper 212+ is very good i have one but the fan is kind of loud compared to others.
    Not a big deal if you buy it somewhere for $30 just add a Scythe S-Flex or Slipstream.
    Plus the 212+ is well known for handling OC's.
    Ok i think i found the best solution before the NH-D14 was released this was their Flagship cooler and is often overlooked these days.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014
  17. Best answer selected by oooen1gmaooo.
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