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August 24, 2012 3:47:05 AM

I was wondering if anyone has installed a Coolermaster 212+ CPU cooler on a Asus Crossfire V mobo w/8150 processor. I just got the mobo and it looks as if there's a back-plate on the board already. And a plastic component around the CPU that appears like you can just undp the screws and place the X piece onto what's there already. I'm a first time builder and unsure, and I hate to handle the board too much trying to figure it out...Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

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August 24, 2012 5:27:54 AM

August 24, 2012 6:02:56 AM

refillable said:
Crosshair V?

Yes it should be fine and the cooler won't be hitting that 'compnent around the CPU'. These are the heatsink for the CPU VRMs.

That's a Hyper 212 Evo not + like he's talking about.

Those black components are for the stock heatsink installation. Remove those to put an aftermarket cooler on.

See here:
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August 24, 2012 7:31:32 AM

Oh yes yes you mean that thing... Sorry, I completely misunderstand things here... sorry.
August 25, 2012 6:07:51 AM