Need help on buying a CPU cooler

My PC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220515&cm_re=desktop-_-83-220-515-_-Product

Looking to buy a CPU cooler and get rid of the stock one. My friend was telling me to get a 212 EVO but I personally don't think it will fit. I bought a 120mm fan for the side, then realized it was too big and the screw holes did not line up. Here are some pictures of it. (I obviously cleaned it since the last picture, was the first time cleaning it.)

https://imgur.com/a/iuP9y

So basically what I'm trying to get at is, what CPU cooler and side cooler do you guys recommend that will 100% fit?
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  1. you need to open the side panel and measure how much hight u got for a cooler. preferably in milimeters
  2. That looks like a 80mm fan on the back, so get another similar one if you need to replace it.

    There are 'plenty' of low profile coolers that could fit and it looks like a smaller CRYORIG H7 tower cooler might fit. It needs 145mm clearance. It is hard to tell the space available from photos alone; we need measurements. Few of us have that case/motherboard combination to tell form our own experiences.
  3. DonkeyOatie said:
    That looks like a 80mm fan on the back, so get another similar one if you need to replace it.

    There are 'plenty' of low profile coolers that could fit and it looks like a smaller CRYORIG H7 tower cooler might fit. It needs 145mm clearance. It is hard to tell the space available from photos alone; we need measurements. Few of us have that case/motherboard combination to tell form our own experiences.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF39D5213 How about that? It says it's 92mm and it looks like it would fit. But now looking over it, feels like an 80mm. What should I get for a side fan? Also, do I have to install the thing under my motherboard? Never built a PC before and something bad would probably happen. If you can see in the pictures, my motherboard is like flat down.
  4. Yes, the back fan could be a 92mm fan. It's a bit hard to tell from the photos. When you say side, do you mean the rear of the computer, shown in the fan comparison photo?

    Most coolers will require you to remove the motherboard to put a backplate in unless your case has rear accedss to the motherboard. (I don't think yours does)

    This is a good push-pin stock cooler replacement that I think will fit in your case and needs no rear access. (Ask Cooler Master directly for confirmation) http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/
  5. DonkeyOatie said:
    Yes, the back fan could be a 92mm fan. It's a bit hard to tell from the photos. When you say side, do you mean the rear of the computer, shown in the fan comparison photo?

    Most coolers will require you to remove the motherboard to put a backplate in unless your case has rear accedss to the motherboard. (I don't think yours does)

    This is a good push-pin stock cooler replacement that I think will fit in your case and needs no rear access. (Ask Cooler Master directly for confirmation) http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/


    By side fan I mean this. http://i.imgur.com/OwgnOIx.jpg What can you recommend for the side fan?
  6. I'm not sure where you are located, and it now does look like a 92mm fan when I look carefully. Read this http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/10/15/whats-the-best-80mm-and-92mm-fan/1 to give some idea of cost/availability/quality.
  7. Fluxify said:
    DonkeyOatie said:
    Yes, the back fan could be a 92mm fan. It's a bit hard to tell from the photos. When you say side, do you mean the rear of the computer, shown in the fan comparison photo?

    Most coolers will require you to remove the motherboard to put a backplate in unless your case has rear accedss to the motherboard. (I don't think yours does)

    This is a good push-pin stock cooler replacement that I think will fit in your case and needs no rear access. (Ask Cooler Master directly for confirmation) http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/


    By side fan I mean this. http://i.imgur.com/OwgnOIx.jpg What can you recommend for the side fan?


    ok first you have very limited room its very cramped back there ...


    my suggestion a slim 92mm fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA59T1UG5771&cm_re=92mm_fan_slim-_-9SIA59T1UG5771-_-Product

    recomended cooler as i use it on my cousins as she had a narrow premade case like your and this works quite well

    easy to install with push pin set up

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856026&cm_re=s40-_-35-856-026-_-Product
    Product

    cleaner for the garbage paste on cpu and use a plastic dispossable cup and cotton swabs use the iso alcohol solution to clean and cotton buds dip cotton buds in solution also use them to dry chip it will also remove any excess. once dry put on the intel leg clips move on to next stage

    http://www.amazon.com/Isopropyl-Alcohol-Solution-16-Ounce/dp/B000P158X8/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1463185276&sr=8-8&keywords=isopropyl+alcohol+99

    however i would recomend getting mx4 also just incase you make a mistake and the stock paste on cpu cooler is rubbed off just clean like cpu if you do make a mistake and clean cpu again and cooler with the iso

    mx4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038&cm_re=mx4-_-35-186-038-_-Product
  8. beyondlogic said:
    Fluxify said:
    DonkeyOatie said:
    Yes, the back fan could be a 92mm fan. It's a bit hard to tell from the photos. When you say side, do you mean the rear of the computer, shown in the fan comparison photo?

    Most coolers will require you to remove the motherboard to put a backplate in unless your case has rear accedss to the motherboard. (I don't think yours does)

    This is a good push-pin stock cooler replacement that I think will fit in your case and needs no rear access. (Ask Cooler Master directly for confirmation) http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/


    By side fan I mean this. http://i.imgur.com/OwgnOIx.jpg What can you recommend for the side fan?


    ok first you have very limited room its very cramped back there ...


    my suggestion a slim 92mm fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA59T1UG5771&cm_re=92mm_fan_slim-_-9SIA59T1UG5771-_-Product

    recomended cooler as i use it on my cousins as she had a narrow premade case like your and this works quite well

    easy to install with push pin set up

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856026&cm_re=s40-_-35-856-026-_-Product
    Product

    cleaner for the garbage paste on cpu and use a plastic dispossable cup and cotton swabs use the iso alcohol solution to clean and cotton buds dip cotton buds in solution also use them to dry chip it will also remove any excess. once dry put on the intel leg clips move on to next stage

    http://www.amazon.com/Isopropyl-Alcohol-Solution-16-Ounce/dp/B000P158X8/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1463185276&sr=8-8&keywords=isopropyl+alcohol+99

    however i would recomend getting mx4 also just incase you make a mistake and the stock paste on cpu cooler is rubbed off just clean like cpu if you do make a mistake and clean cpu again and cooler with the iso

    mx4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038&cm_re=mx4-_-35-186-038-_-Product



    With that CPU cooler am I going to have to install it under the motherboard? Also, what do you think about this CPU cooler? http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/
  9. That's what I suggested. It will do fine for what you need.
  10. Fluxify said:
    beyondlogic said:
    Fluxify said:
    DonkeyOatie said:
    Yes, the back fan could be a 92mm fan. It's a bit hard to tell from the photos. When you say side, do you mean the rear of the computer, shown in the fan comparison photo?

    Most coolers will require you to remove the motherboard to put a backplate in unless your case has rear accedss to the motherboard. (I don't think yours does)

    This is a good push-pin stock cooler replacement that I think will fit in your case and needs no rear access. (Ask Cooler Master directly for confirmation) http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/


    By side fan I mean this. http://i.imgur.com/OwgnOIx.jpg What can you recommend for the side fan?


    ok first you have very limited room its very cramped back there ...


    my suggestion a slim 92mm fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA59T1UG5771&cm_re=92mm_fan_slim-_-9SIA59T1UG5771-_-Product

    recomended cooler as i use it on my cousins as she had a narrow premade case like your and this works quite well

    easy to install with push pin set up

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856026&cm_re=s40-_-35-856-026-_-Product
    Product

    cleaner for the garbage paste on cpu and use a plastic dispossable cup and cotton swabs use the iso alcohol solution to clean and cotton buds dip cotton buds in solution also use them to dry chip it will also remove any excess. once dry put on the intel leg clips move on to next stage

    http://www.amazon.com/Isopropyl-Alcohol-Solution-16-Ounce/dp/B000P158X8/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1463185276&sr=8-8&keywords=isopropyl+alcohol+99

    however i would recomend getting mx4 also just incase you make a mistake and the stock paste on cpu cooler is rubbed off just clean like cpu if you do make a mistake and clean cpu again and cooler with the iso

    mx4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038&cm_re=mx4-_-35-186-038-_-Product



    With that CPU cooler am I going to have to install it under the motherboard? Also, what do you think about this CPU cooler? http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/



    no it uses the same push pins as the tx3 evo its a lil taller but not by much should have plenty of clearance the 92mm fan is to replace the rear case fan

    the pros the deep cool
    extra heatpipe has 4 compared to evo tx3
    it has a 120mm fan instead of a 92mm fan so it wont be as loud and move alot more air
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5514/deepcool-gammax-s40-cpu-cooler-review/index.html
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