I ended up getting a Hyper 212 Evo for the cooler but I really want that 200mm sidefan so I could get some more air to my gpu as well. Any suggestions to maybe a new cooler thats just as good or even better than the Hyper 212 Evo that would fit the side panel fan? I'm trying to avoid the closed loop coolings as well
I have a Corsair H50 in a push pull configuration, the fan would be hitting the radiator. I ended up moving the fan to the right and down about an inch in either direction using zip ties. And as for price for performance it really doesn't get any better then the 212 evo, as long as you have fan in all of your other available opening i think the lose of the side fan can be forgiven. Just make sure the rear fan has a pretty good high airflow. BUt if you still want to use it i would try flipping it so the air blows up and out of the case, or i would try another heatsink like the cooler master hyper N520 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057 it is a shorter heatsink and if more money isn't a concern then this would be prefect http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020, anything low profile should work.