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Cooler for I5 and cooler master Elite 343

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March 10, 2012 5:13:09 PM

Hi everyone,
Thanks for all the help.

So, I built my new pc and everything went together smoothly but I want to add an aftermarket cooler. So, I can do some over clocking.

I have a corsair H50 from a previous build but I don't know if it will work with it.
The front of the case has a 120mm fan but I don't know if the tubes will reach that far.

I'm willing to do air cooled as long as it isn't rediculously loud

I want to add a few storage harddrives once the prices come down a little.

Case: Cooler Master Elite 343 - max height of cooler 148mm
CPU: I5 2500K1
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68MA-D3H-B3
Ram: Corsair Vengence 8GB - these are really tall!!!!!
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB
VGA: Zotac 560 Ti
PSU: Corsair GAming Series 800w

March 10, 2012 5:36:08 PM

The Hyper 212 is a very popular air cooled choice. Depending on which memory slots you have your RAM in you may have clearance issues though with the finned RAM.
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March 10, 2012 5:41:54 PM

I have 2 of the ram slots filled but want to eventually fill the other two.

I thought the Hyper 212 was too tall, for this case???
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March 10, 2012 6:03:09 PM

Hyper 212 is 160mm it won't fit in the case. Case max size for cooler is 148mm. I would like something even shorter if I add a side fan.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 10, 2012 6:21:21 PM

The 212 should barely fit the case. If I remember correctly davcon has the exact same case and his 212 fit it.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
March 11, 2012 11:32:28 AM

amuffin said:
The 212 should barely fit the case. If I remember correctly davcon has the exact same case and his 212 fit it.

No bud! i have a 430 with a 212+ in it.
OP i would seriously consider a better case for your level of gear.
Your components are high-end mid level and the case is budget.
Cooling options are terrible = 3 fan mounts one 120mm and two 90mm
Be good for Granny but sub-standard for a gaming build.
If that case is what you're going to stick with the best you can do is a CM TX3.
You can overclock to 4.0GHz easily and safely with the stock cooler btw.
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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 11, 2012 3:11:19 PM

Oh well! Too many model names to remember :D 
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March 11, 2012 3:27:20 PM

Mmmm, well I was going to go with the thermaltake a30 but they were out of stock at microcenter and I was buying all the parts at once so I needed a case.

Can you recommend me a case about the same size. Or another cube one. I wanted the smallest case imcan get. And still be able to sli later on and add a few hard drives. Something I can use my older h50 in would justify a new case

Perferably the case is in stock at the Cambridge www.microcenter.com

Thanks for all the help. Should have spend a few more minutes on case selection. But I could still return it.

And if a case has esata in the front that would be cool. When I go sli I'll have to remove my esata card which is attached to my sans disk tower raid

Thanks again,

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March 12, 2012 12:50:26 PM

Not a bad case but to big. It's a full size ATX.

Need to find just a slightly wider mATX case. If possible
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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 18, 2012 11:57:17 PM

atx cases can fit matx mobo's.
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March 19, 2012 12:01:10 AM

I no the mobo will fit but just want something smaller. Don't need all those extra slots and the case I have now will hold everything plus more hdd. It's just not quite wide enough for the 212 cooler
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