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What heatsink to go with Antec 1200 (side fan installed)

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November 3, 2010 1:35:55 PM

I definitely want to get the Antec 1200 case, and have a side fan mounted there to help cool my GPUs. The problem is most high performance heatsinks are very very tall, and I don't want it to interfere with the side fan in the 1200.

Does anyone know of any high-performance heatsinks ($ is not an issue) that would fit in the 1200 and not block the side fan from being installed?
a c 273 ) Power supply
November 3, 2010 2:07:06 PM

I'm not 100% sure about clearance issues with a side fan in a 1200.
I have a 902 which appears to have the side fan mounted higher up.
So in my situation 160mm tall coolers can't be used with the side fan installed.
The 1200 appears to have the side fan mounted lower.
All i can say for sure is the CM Hyper 212+ would fit.
Btw the 1200 is narrower then the 902.
1200-8.4"
902-8.6"
Since i couldn't install a fan in the side panel i put it inside my case on the rear drive cage mount that comes with the 902/1200.
I think it cools my gpu just fine in that position.
My gpu is 2C cooler.
a c 91 ) Power supply
November 3, 2010 2:12:02 PM

Get a Corsair hydro series cooler.. The H70 is excellent.. A little noisy perhaps but great performance and no need to bother about any clearance problems either with regards to the case or memory modules..
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