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Can anyone suggest a cpu cooler?

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December 31, 2010 9:05:44 AM

I'm looking at building my own system but am concerned about it fitting. Can you put a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ on a micro ATX motherboard (ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO) and it not hit my RAM??

And the cooler needs to be socket AM3.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance. :) 

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December 31, 2010 9:40:52 AM

Except Heper 212+ i doubt any other Cooler would fit. Even Hyper 212+ is a big doubt!
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December 31, 2010 10:46:42 AM

I have a 212+, it depends on the ram you buy. Any with tall heatsinks won't work. And my board is a full size ATX and the fan still hangs over the RAM sticks. Lucky for me my ramsinks are short so I didn't have any issues. I did have issues with my northbridge cooler and had to "mod" it to fit the 212+. Buy short ram sticks, and a board with a low profile NB sink.
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December 31, 2010 11:49:40 AM

H50, I have mine in micro atx mobo. But it costs 80 dollars :( 
December 31, 2010 12:02:31 PM

How is your H50? Does it do a good job for overclocking?! And how is it for noise?
December 31, 2010 12:52:39 PM

MrDeanie said:
How is your H50? Does it do a good job for overclocking?! And how is it for noise?
My micro mobo doesn't allow me to oc my quad , so I don't know . You should read some reviews.

These are my temp at stock clock q9550:

25c idle(speedstep disabled)

40-45c load. stress testing

I've never seen it go above 50c even in the Summer.

Noise? I have a very loud case , so I can't tell . I would think it's quiet.

I'm only using 1 stock fan that came with h50

That's why I bought the h50 'cause other coolers won't fit in my antec 300 case with micro . I also have tall ram.

December 31, 2010 2:08:27 PM

Thanks, I'll look at reviews. there half and half. Some say it's amazing some hate it though. :L Ahh well i'll have a look to see what's what in more reviews. Thanks. :) 
December 31, 2010 2:23:11 PM

Anyone know about how far you got overclock with the H50? to 4.2GHz??