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Will this cooler fit?

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August 23, 2011 4:09:48 PM

I'm thinking of buying the Scythe Mine 2, because I want to overclock my CPU (Intel Core i5 2500k). I was wondering if this cooler will fit into my case (Cooler Master Elite 310). My ram is G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4 GB), so I'm only using 2 ram slots (but will the other slots still be accessible) My motherboard is ASUS P8P67 LE.

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a c 280 K Overclocking
August 23, 2011 8:35:40 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

Your case is 191mm wide while the cooler is 161mm high, so, you can install it without problems inside your case.
August 23, 2011 9:20:30 PM

Thank you for your reply. Is 30 mm difference in size between the cooler and the case enough? Because the motherboard isn't directly on the bottom (and the socket/cpu isn't flat of course). Also this cooler is good for overclocking, right? I want to get the cpu (Intel Core i5 2500k) to run at 4 (or 4.5 if possible) ghz. There aren't much reviews about it, but the ones I found were positive about it. Sorry for asking so many questions, I just want to be sure before I order it (this pc is my first custom build pc).
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a c 280 K Overclocking
August 23, 2011 9:27:17 PM

It's a good cooler and can give you good temps plus those SB overclock very easy with low temps. Regarding the space, the 30mm are enough.
August 24, 2011 3:45:15 PM

Thank you very much for your replies.
August 24, 2011 3:45:29 PM

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August 24, 2011 4:46:41 PM

That's a MASSIVE cooler!
How can you be sure the motherboard won't bend under all that weight?
a c 280 K Overclocking
August 24, 2011 6:33:03 PM

All those cooler comes with a solid backplate for the mobo.