New build help plz! Tags: New Build Heatsinks Fan New Build Systems Last response: January 25, 2010 11:17 PM in Systems Share presse1 January 25, 2010 10:47:44 PM I'm midway through my new system build and am attempting to install the fans to the heatsink and am having problems. I have a Prolimatech Magehalems Rev. B heatsink and bought 2x Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 fans for it. These fans are 38 mm wide and only came with screws. The fan clips that came with the heatsink dont reach the end of the fan. Are these fans to wide to use with the Megahalems? Are they meant to be something else like a case fan? Sorry if this is dumb, I'm new to this. Fans url: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6441/fan-378/Scythe_U... More about : build plz | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove presse1 January 25, 2010 11:04:07 PM I think I realized what was wrong, the clips are for a 25 mm fan. I believe I need to buy clips that will fit a 38mm fan ? Also I installed the heatsink in suck a way that the air will blow through it up to the top of the case which is a HAF 922 and has a top mounted fan sucking air out. I looked on the website and it said that the heatsink should be mounted facing the back of the case. Does it make a difference that I mounted it the other way facing the top of the case instead of the back? Will it make a difference? thanks! ps: is it a bad idea to try to bend the 25 mm clips and rig the 38mm fan to fit or should I just wait, not overclock now, and find some 38 mm fan clips? | Report abuse fafner January 25, 2010 11:05:55 PM presse1 said: These fans are 38 mm wide "Standard" fans are 25mm thick. If you get those they will fit. | Report abuse presse1 January 25, 2010 11:07:39 PM fafner said:"Standard" fans are 25mm thick. If you get those they will fit. thanks ! I'm thinking I might remove the 25 mm thick fan that came on the back of the HAF 922, attach it to the heatsink, and then take the 38mm fan and put it where the 25 mm fan was. | Report abuse fafner January 25, 2010 11:17:14 PM presse1 said:thanks ! I'm thinking I might remove the 25 mm thick fan that came on the back of the HAF 922, attach it to the heatsink, and then take the 38mm fan and put it where the 25 mm fan was. Yeah, that should work. Also it doesn't matter much which way your heatsink face since you have both a top and a back exhaust fan. However, if I were you I would exchange the 38mm fans for something else if you still can. They spin at 3000rpm and are gonna be noisy as hell. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>New build help plz!> Related ressources: ForumNew Build need conferming and Some advise PLZ help ForumNew Workstation Build 1000$-1200$ Plz help ForumNEW PC Build (Super confused with parts) NEED Help PLZ !!! ForumNew build decisions decisions plz help ForumHelp with new build plz ForumNew gaming wireless HELP PLZ ~noobie ForumHaving problems with new build plz help !!! ForumNew system build plz help ForumFirst Build , Help Plz ! haha ForumHelp me build a computer. plz ;p ForumHelp me build a computer. plz ;p ForumHelp me build a new PC.. Plz ForumBuilding new Workstation Plz Help ? ForumI need a new graphics card plz help Forum1st gaming build plz help ForumGoing to build new rig. for b-day need help plz ForumFirst Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) ForumNeed Help & Advice On New PC Build Forum[Solved] New Build Help :X Forum[Solved] New i5 build need a little help More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !