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Christmas PC upgrade

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December 18, 2009 5:39:11 AM

Hi, I recently decided to upgrade my computer due to christmas sales. Right now the problem is I'm afraid that the heatsink will be too large.

Parts I'll be purchasing:

Heat sink: http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/prolimatech-megahalems-c...

Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: OCZ gold

I'm just wondering will I have any space issues with either of the motherboards

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December 18, 2009 11:06:19 AM

Brotha brotha, what case are you using?

There shouldn't be any issues with the motherboards themselves. We need to know what case you have...
a c 248 ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
December 18, 2009 5:21:52 PM

^5 +1 what englander753 said.

There will not be any issues with the motherboard or memory. Just intall the memory before installing the cpu heatsink.

The real issue as englandr753 correctly pointed out is the width of your pc case. That cpu heatsink is one of those 160mm tall tower styles. You'll have to make sure your case is wide enough to accomodate it. A case that is at least 8 inches wide should not be a problem.
December 20, 2009 3:09:12 AM

watch out for side intake fans
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