I got the thermaltake frio and if i put it in my case with both fans, the push fan touches the ram stick in slot 1, and I have 4 sticks. I'm wondering if for now, until I can afford to replace my 4 4 gb sticks with 2 8 gb sticks, if I can just get by with using the pull fan on the other side of the heat sink. I also have the corsair 500r case with a 200mm side fan blowing into the case so I wonder if this combined with the pull fan on the frio will suffice for light overclocking. The frio comes with one push fan already attached, my original plan as to attach the pull as well, but now I'm thinking I will just have to remove the push and keep the pull only. Thoughts?
Before you replace the memory modules or the fan, the Frio can be altered to allow moving the fan upward, you will have to remove some of the plastic fan holder bottom, not enough to affect the holders strength integrity, but remove the under hanging lip edge that protrudes under the cooling fins and that will allow the fan to be moved upward, as far as you need to clear the memory modules.
Great idea dude! Thanks for the input. I should have gone with a slim fan.. but I ended up getting an evercool 92mm fan instead, with an adapter bracket. The benefit here is that the evercool 92mm matches same cfm as the existing thermaltake 120mm thermaltake fan (the difference in size is made up for in rpm). This may make it louder... but we'll see. I'll let you guys know how this guys.
Before you replace the memory modules the Frio can be altered to allow moving the fan upward, you will have to remove some of the plastic fan holder bottom, not enough to affect the holders strength integrity, but remove the under hanging lip edge that protrudes under the cooling fins and that will allow the fan to be moved upward.
Hey.. this would require cutting the plastic bracket though right? I'd rather not damage the original product if possible.
Yup you're right, and it's a good idea too. We'll see what works best. I'm going to take a look at the bracket tonight and see how flimsy it is, and how easy it would be to cut. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Yes that's what I said it would require cutting, Well that's your choice.
It is a resolution to your problem none the less that won't cost you any extra money.