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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus/EVO on a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM

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July 18, 2012 1:50:32 PM

Hey guys, I'm building a new rig soon for college and I'm wondering if the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus will fit in a
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 without blocking any RAM slots or otherwise interfering with any other parts. The parts I am buying are the


Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since I already have the G. Skill RAM, I was hoping that the fan wouldn't interfere with a RAM slot since I wanted to upgrade to 16 GB in a few months.

The other fan option is the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance.
July 18, 2012 6:57:36 PM

Just to clarify, what I'm asking is if anyone else has personal experience with this set up and not from others' reviews. Some say it blocks while others don't say anything about it or say there's a lot of CPU fan space.

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July 18, 2012 9:30:09 PM

It wont block since the first two sticks of ram go into the slots farthest from the cpu.
Its the same bd I have but I have the V6 cooler.
Pick up an extra fan for the 212+ push/pull configuration.
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July 18, 2012 10:01:28 PM

popatim said:
It wont block since the first two sticks of ram go into the slots farthest from the cpu.
Its the same bd I have but I have the V6 cooler.
Pick up an extra fan for the 212+ push/pull configuration.

So it will block the two closest? If so, would I still be able to dual channel using this motherboard? And can you clarify on this push/pull configuration? Would it allow me to use the other two slots?
Also what kind of fan should I pick up? Just a normal 120mm case fan?
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July 18, 2012 10:22:31 PM

It should be fine, you should raise the fan up just a bit. If you want to dual fan, it create a push/pull effect, but I believe one fan should be just fine. The fan takes 120mm fans. See below.

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/hyper-212-evo-120mm-fan-oem-...
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July 19, 2012 9:10:42 PM

CM_USA said:
It should be fine, you should raise the fan up just a bit. If you want to dual fan, it create a push/pull effect, but I believe one fan should be just fine. The fan takes 120mm fans. See below.

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/hyper-212-evo-120mm-fan-oem-...

I looked at the push/pull method and I was wondering if the EVO came with an extra set of fan brackets or would I have to buy an extra set to install a second fan?
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July 19, 2012 9:20:02 PM

liquid_ice said:
I looked at the push/pull method and I was wondering if the EVO came with an extra set of fan brackets or would I have to buy an extra set to install a second fan?


It does, yes.

The two black brackets on the right side.

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July 19, 2012 9:34:58 PM

Yes, confirming that the brackets are included in the accessory kit.
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July 19, 2012 10:13:55 PM

I'm a little confused, in the image it only shows one set of two. Wouldn't you require 4 total brackets for 2 fans?

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July 19, 2012 10:52:01 PM

liquid_ice said:
I'm a little confused, in the image it only shows one set of two. Wouldn't you require 4 total brackets for 2 fans?

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Nope. The fan that it comes with is already attached with its own two brackets already attached to it.
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July 27, 2012 1:30:54 PM

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July 27, 2012 1:31:18 PM

Thanks everyone, installed my parts last night with push/pull and everything seems to have gone great.
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