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Will heatsink fit?

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Last response: in Overclocking
April 29, 2012 7:37:02 AM

I am looking to buy a new HSF, but I do not know if it will fit inside of my case.
Case:Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
MB: ASUS P6T
CPU: i7 960

(doesn't seem like anything else is relevant)

The HSF i am looking to buy are the following
1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Which is better? Is there another HSF that would serve me better?

Thank you in advance to any, and all who reply :) 

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a c 205 K Overclocking
April 29, 2012 12:25:03 PM

If you check the 'details' tabs there are measurements on those links, then measure your space from Cpu socket to the window, You should be fine with the First heatsink, not sure about the second though as I don't know the clearances in the V3,
use a wooden ruler or fabric measuring tape, not a metal one ok :p 
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April 29, 2012 5:31:16 PM

I measured it and it seems to be about 5 and a half inches of space i can work with (give or take a little)

the product

Fan Dimensions
92 x 92 x 25mm

Heatsink Dimensions
115 x 62.3 x 141mm

it seems to have 2 fans on the cpu, so would i have to add up 2 fans + the heat sink dimensions or is the dimension given accounting for both?

Also, which number is the dimension would be the one i need to worry about jetting out. like the first number., second, or third?
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April 30, 2012 2:29:17 AM

Best answer selected by DeViliShChild.
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April 30, 2012 2:29:56 AM

Thank you for the help.
it really helps me as a newbie in the area.
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a c 205 K Overclocking
April 30, 2012 5:45:33 AM

No probs man, and thank you for B.a.
Moto
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April 30, 2012 6:48:36 AM

Great thread
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