So I'm going to pick up my 212 evo sometime this week and get to overclocking my new 3570k.
I am a bit confused with some of the things I've been reading regarding the installation of it though. I've seen some people saying that they've had to actually take out their mobo to install it. Is this typically the case? I was under the assumption that I'd be able to just easily install it in like 5 minutes with only having to take out my GPU to make some space to work with.
I've looked for videos of somebody installing one but can't really find any good ones. Does anybody know of any?
Whether or not you have to take your MB out will depend on your case. If you have enough room to work and the motherboard tray has a good size hole in it where the cpu is so you can get at the screws for the heatsink bracket then you can install it without taking the MB out of the case. I would think that you should be able to do it without taking the MB out of the case.
You want cool air in, hot air out and you want the the fans to work together.
Most cases have a fan at the back so having the212 fan move air toward the rear fan helps move the air along and get it out of the case. If you have fans on the top of your case to pull air away from your 212 fan facing up, that will work too.
I have a fan at the back of my case, and a fan at the top. The fan at the top isn't exactly in line with the fan attached to the heatsink however...which is why I'm thinking turning the heatsink around to have the fan face the fan in the back is probably my best bet