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. davcon a c 109 V Motherboard a c 179 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? 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumTake out Mobo to install new HSF ? ForumEVGA x58. Installed new HSF now no post code :( ForumCPU running at higher temp after installing new HSF ForumLGA 775 HSF Install ... Bent Motherboard ForumPCProbe vs. CoreTemp... new HSF ? ForumBest HSF for money, ease of install ForumQuestions about new hsf prep/installation ForumHSF Install ForumIntel Socket 775 CPU install and HSF (Heatsink / Fan) ForumCPU 70c on idle after new PSU.. how to easily clean CPU/ HSF ? ForumBD7II where to install HSF ??? ForumEffective, easy to install HSF for e6750? ForumNew i5 2500k build, SSD/PSU/ HSF questions ForumNew AMD 955 build with HSF and Top fan running hot!!! ForumRotated HSF , should I reapply thermal compound? ForumCPU fan clicking? Forum[BSOD][Install][freeze] ForumI have NO idea how to install the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ on my mobo. ForumWhich HSF for Phenom II x4 980 ForumInstall xp on windwos 7 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !