To install a new HSF... Tags: Heatsinks Zalman Cases Motherboards Overclocking Last response: March 4, 2012 1:38 PM in Overclocking Share DISTURBED876 March 2, 2012 10:31:31 PM Do I have to take my motherboard out? I checked the back of my zalman z9 case and the whole mobo backplate is showing (all 4 screws). Does this mean I wont have to take out my mobo? I have an asus m5a97 evo. Which would be the best out of these? http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC5303&v... http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC3711&v... http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC7333&v... http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15210AC3858&v... More about : install hsf skaz a b K Overclocking March 3, 2012 1:08:05 AM Yes, you are correct. You would not have to remove your motherboard to mount a new Heatsink and fan as long as your case has the cut out. In regards to what cooler to get I would go with either the Thermalright Venomous X or Prolimatech Megahalems instead, and get a good PWM fan to go along with it. m 0 l davcon a c 117 V Motherboard a c 183 K Overclocking March 4, 2012 1:57:40 AM Your case is 8.1" wide. So coolers 160mm tall will fit no problem. Rules out the V6GT = 165mm tall. What ram kit do you have? What cpu? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer DISTURBED876 March 4, 2012 1:38:06 PM I have G skill ripjaws. My cpu is an AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE stock (3.4). I'm looking to get to 3.9, possibly 4.0. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Take out Mobo to install new HSF? Forum SolvedEVGA x58. Installed new HSF now no post code :( Forum BSOD Since I installed New HSF Forum CPU running at higher temp after installing new HSF Forum Questions about new hsf prep/installation Forum SolvedDo i need a new HSF? Forum SolvedIntel Socket 775 CPU install and HSF (Heatsink / Fan) Forum SolvedAMD HSF Installation Problem? Forum SolvedCan i use this HSF on my new CPU Forum SolvedMetal backing on motherboard behind cpu socket&installing HSF with retention Forum SolvedNeed Help Installing HSF Forum SolvedUgh New CPU HSF is huge help please! Forum SolvedNeed a new HSF for HD 5770 Forum SolvedInstalled a i5-2500k with stock HSF wrong and can't get it off Forum AMD Phenom II 965 BE -- Good, easy-install HSF? Forum LGA 775 HSF Install ... Bent Motherboard Forum Best HSF for money, ease of install Forum How to clean CPU and install HSF Forum need help w/ thermalright HSF install!! Forum BD7II where to install HSF ??? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !