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October 12, 2012 6:30:42 PM

I have an MSI Raptor ATX Mid Tower with a MSI 970A-G46 9 Series AM3+ Motherboard

Im trying to insall a Hyper 212 EVO heatsink on my FX8120 processor.

I have 2 sticks of RAM in it... is this giant fan gonna fit? Just to know before i buy it.

Can anyone tell me this?

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a c 76 ) Power supply
October 12, 2012 7:12:44 PM

The RAM won't be an issue. The case, however, will be.

The case is only 7.09" wide and the 212 Evo requires a case width of at least 7.26" at the absolute minimum. You'll need a low(er) profile cooler.
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a c 76 ) Power supply
October 12, 2012 7:21:13 PM

trevatheruiner1 said:
Bummer. is the 212+ smaller?


By a half mm, lol (literally).

Nah, I'd suggest something like the Hyper TX3. It's not quite as good as the 212+/Evo, but it's still good and it'll fit.
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October 12, 2012 7:24:04 PM

Is that compatabe with AMD 3+? I have a FX8120 cpu
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a c 76 ) Power supply
October 12, 2012 7:26:12 PM

trevatheruiner1 said:
Is that compatabe with AMD 3+? I have a FX8120 cpu


Yep (it even uses the AMD clip mechanism, although you can screw it down on Intel systems).
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October 12, 2012 7:27:36 PM

Oh nice that makes it easy. Thanks!
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October 12, 2012 7:28:03 PM

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a c 76 ) Power supply
October 12, 2012 7:28:14 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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