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March 8, 2013 5:58:14 AM

Hi guys. I've decided to get an HD 7970 card soon and was thinking of finally begin learning how to OC my i7 920 CPU. The stock cpu fan i have right now is thick with dust and the airflow doesn't really get into it, so I thought i could grab an aftermarket Heatsink.

This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


But I'm not sure if it will fit or not for my current case (as this is my first time using an aftermarket heatsink).

My case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will it fit? or not?

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March 8, 2013 8:25:05 PM

I've got the HAF 912, which is only 0.1" wider than your case, and I've got room for a Cooler Master V8, which is the same size fundamentally as the 212+.

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March 8, 2013 9:08:41 PM

I also have a HAF 912. My 212 EVO is 0.5mm taller than the 212+ and fits with room to spare. I have a 140mm fan in my side panel but it extends below the cooler so it is no issue. Your 230mm side fan may extend up to where it is partially in line with the cooler. That would be the only 'iffy' issue. Even with that, I believe there is enough room for the 1" thick fan to clear the cooler.

212+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
212 EVO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 9, 2013 12:09:43 AM

Ahh I see. I was afraid the heatsink might block the entire airflow from the side panel 230mm fan. Thanks!
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March 9, 2013 12:09:54 AM

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March 9, 2013 2:34:35 AM

ninthfuzz said:
Hi guys. I've decided to get an HD 7970 card soon and was thinking of finally begin learning how to OC my i7 920 CPU. The stock cpu fan i have right now is thick with dust and the airflow doesn't really get into it, so I thought i could grab an aftermarket Heatsink.

This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


But I'm not sure if it will fit or not for my current case (as this is my first time using an aftermarket heatsink).

My case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will it fit? or not?

Yes It will fit without any problem I have the same case Bt I am running an AMD socket AM3+ MSI 760g
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March 9, 2013 2:35:28 AM

ninthfuzz said:
Hi guys. I've decided to get an HD 7970 card soon and was thinking of finally begin learning how to OC my i7 920 CPU. The stock cpu fan i have right now is thick with dust and the airflow doesn't really get into it, so I thought i could grab an aftermarket Heatsink.

This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


But I'm not sure if it will fit or not for my current case (as this is my first time using an aftermarket heatsink).

My case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will it fit? or not?

yes I have the same case and Fan
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March 9, 2013 3:08:07 AM

ninthfuzz said:
Ahh I see. I was afraid the heatsink might block the entire airflow from the side panel 230mm fan. Thanks!

no it will not block my cpu average temperature before i purchased it it was at 48C with a regular AMD CPU fan that came with it. that was normal operating it is now down 31C with this fan you are thinking about getting.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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