I'm looking to get a CPU heatsink that fits inside Azza Helios 910 case. After doing some reading, I found that most people had problems fitting tall tower heatsinks due to the large side fan (230mm). It seems there is not enough clearance unless the fan is removed, and I'm looking to keep the fan installed
I've also been looking at low profile heatsinks but also read that some of them are too low and will end up blocking ram slots.
Yeah... the ram is for intel but thankfully it worked fine for my amd board/cpu. The heatspreaders makes them a little bit taller so I'm concerned about low profile heatsinks blocking ram slots.
I was reading some other posts about it and one person said they had a scythe ninja 2 (150mm) in there which seems to be a relatively tall tower heatsink... Other posts have said that a coolermaster hyper 212 (160mm) cannot fit. Other posts suggested scythe katana 3, but I'm not really liking the tilted tower design
I'm leaning towards buying a coolermaster hyper n520 (141mm). Hopefully it will fit.
Any other suggestions for a "sure fit" to avoid restocking fee?
Remove side fan and buy the Hyper 212+. The cooler will benefit you more then the fan will. I have the Salano 1000 and removed the fan to install my Prolimatec Megahalems. I just installed an extra 120mm fan on the bottom. You have the same option.
The Hyper 212+ is a much better cooler.