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Will a Thermaltake Frio fit?

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February 21, 2013 6:54:41 PM

Does anyone know if a Thermaltake Frio will fit on a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 with Corsair Vengeance high profile RAM, or will I have to remove the heat spreaders or go with low profile RAM instead?

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a b K Overclocking
February 22, 2013 5:06:28 PM
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From a Newegg review. Seems high profile memory might be a problem:

2 out of 5 eggsDid not fit Gigabyte 990FX

Pros: Massive size, good reviews, videos on youtube show drastic heat sapping ability.

Cons: Massive size.. 6.5" tall and is also quite wide... would not seat properly on my motherboard or processor. I ended up opting to stick with the stock AMD FX cooler until I locate a TRUE universal heatsink.

If you're getting a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA then avoid this heatsink since it will not clear the RAM sockets(let alone the cards, it blocks a single slot in its own right).

Two eggs on this one... nice construction, nice design... Bad design as well since it blocks a RAM socket, does not seat properly and does not mention on the description page it needs a specific case size(something I checked before ordering).

Other Thoughts: Really should slap a warning on this product "Might not fit all cases, motherboards..." and "requires 7.5" case width minimum."

It is a nice made heatsink no doubt... shame it didn't work with my rig. RMA'd.

YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST A 7.5" WIDE CASE TO USE THIS HEATSINK!!!

Look at the feedback section:

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

February 22, 2013 6:04:34 PM

I was planning on going with the Thermaltake Water2.0 Pro, but a friend recommended that I get this. I will just stick with the Thermaltake unit for now until I get ready to make the plunge into some real water cooling.
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a b K Overclocking
February 22, 2013 6:05:58 PM

Good luck!
February 22, 2013 6:21:25 PM

Thank you very much for the information. I would have been seriously bummed to have discovered that information after I received the Frio and tried to install it.
a b K Overclocking
February 22, 2013 6:23:39 PM

You are most welcome. Tom's Forum are a great place to resolve these sorts of issues.

Have fun!
March 4, 2013 11:09:35 PM

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