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AMD Phenom II X4 970 BE After Market HS/Fan

Any input?


The setup is inside an old full-tower case which has a fan on the side.

I was looking at the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 but i'm worried about dimensions especially with the side fan which takes up a bit of the depth. I mean I could take the fan off for extra space but not sure..... And no I dont know what kind of case it is, I suppose I could look for a marking or number, but the case itself is several years old now.


Any way, I was just looking for a "better than stock" air CPU cooler, because while I don't OC my Phenom II runs a bit too warm for comfort on CPU intensive games.
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  1. Until you take some measurements no one can make an educated recommendation.
  2. The 212+ is the best, just measure the space to make sure it fits, there is no point in saying that you're worried it may not fit, measure the space available.
  3. Yeah its a matter of finding a MM ruler or something of that sort - I just measure the space between the PSU and the CPU, and from the CPU to the side right?
  4. Anraleth said:
    Yeah its a matter of finding a MM ruler or something of that sort - I just measure the space between the PSU and the CPU, and from the CPU to the side right?

    Top of case one side to the other will do.
  5. davcon said:
    Top of case one side to the other will do.



    Glad I checked, I think the hyper 212+ is too deep. Because of my side-fan I only have 132 mm.


    Any suggestions for that clearance?
  6. I measured from the mainboard to the where the side fan started.
  7. Screw the side fan, it's not important, remove it and if you think it makes that much of a difference, put it out side!
  8. You think so? I was thinking of maybe doing that....


    edit: Measured again, if I took off the fan unit I would have enough room.
  9. Best answer
    Ok then buy the 212+ and remove your fan, if you want you can buy a fan grill and put the fan outside though that would be dumb, so get the 212+, it's $29 only. There still is a chance that the fan will fit but the fan doesn't make much of a difference anyways
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