im trying to find a decent heatsink that will fit nice with this motherboard w/o getting in the way of the ram etc and has the rite connection... i think 4 pin, does anyone have any ideas of a few decent heat sinks
It is hard to tell how much cpu cooler room they have, that big side fan takes a bit of room. The only thing i have found is a pic with the Freezer 7(92mm fan) in that case, I am not sure if the larger 120mm coolers will fit.
This is a 212+ on a case with no side fan, as you see, it is close.
dont have the case just yet, will be getting it thursday its that side fan that makes me unsure if it will fit the site says the case is 500mm D, looking at some other 200mm fans that 1 should be atleast 25mm D
turns out that you can apparently replase the big fan and put on 2 120mm fans this is a comment from someone who has the case.
Cons: I have a few small cons, now i have a very very very large cpu cooler...the case is plenty big enough, but the bigboy side fan...comes out too far, so i will be swapping that for two 120 mm ones (which is easy to do, and is explained in the manual)
another comment says
Be careful if you have a taller cpu cooler. Higher than 125mm is iffy otherwise no problems
what do you think would be the best option? tho would think it would be more expencive to swap out thee fans? so the hyper tx3 evo would be my best alternative? i do like that it seems easier to get a replacement fan with that one
going to get a intel i5 2300 2.8ghz probly wont overclock it only tend to play *cough*wow*cough and the old republic, the whole new comp thing is just a sudden build for what i can afford at this time since i did buy a core 2 quad for my current comp and that was doa but now its been discontinued
Your cpu is not going to make that much heat, i would not loose sleep over it, Just get one that fits in the budget and the case. The Xigmatek makes good heatsink so the one you linked will also work well.
Your review has the Samuel 17 That thing is very low profile.
I remember looking at that a while back for my media center. Ended up going with a Cooler Master Geminii S.
Geminii S(I had to re drill the bracket for mounting it.) + Slim fan = it fits. See, at least you are not in a case THAT cramped.