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Aftermarket heatsink that will not block dimm slots?


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Yes here they are http://www.amazon.co...ref=oss_product

Iammykyl I have the antec 1200 so i have 3x 120mm in the front pull air into the case, 2x 120mm in the back pulling air out, 200mm in the top pulling air out, 120mm on the side pulling air in, and kingston hyperx ram cooler
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They are the standard height RAM, but if you have the RAM cooler fans then that will extend up high so you really need to research distances for your motherboard and sizes of heatsinks... Gonna be a bit tricky I think.

Good luck!
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what do you think of this one? http://www.amazon.co...87&sr=8-3-spell I was going to use it to blow air toward the back of the case
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I haven't actually used it, so I can't say, but Scythe are very good. I've used quite a few case fans before and have been very impressed. Plenty of good reviews on their CPU heatsinks also.
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well looking at the angle of the fan, i don't think it will be even near the ram fans, do you agree?
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Can you find some better pics of it for me? That Amazon page is useless, more interested in reviews and what other customers purchased with the item...

Also what motherboard do you have?
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P.S. off to bed, will check up later, have a big weekend looming so might not be for a bit. Cheers
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here is the best i could find http://scythe-usa.co...000_detail.html

I am using a MSI NF-980-G65 http://www.newegg.co...0-236-_-Product
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Not too sure... that angle sure is a different design from the usual. The RAM slots on that motherboard are pretty close to the CPU slot, though, so if you did get it on it's be a mighty tight fit. That's a big if in my opinion, judging from those pics.
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yeah that is why i am asking around about. Becuase i want to leave teh ram fans on if possible.
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IMO find one where you can face it upward and has a slightly more narrow design?
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personally it would work best if it came out from the motherboard and the heatsink turned upward toward the 200mm with the fan on top pushing the air to the 200

what about this one? it will allow me to put the fan facing the way I want http://scythe-usa.co...100-detail.html

Edited by adanniels, 03 September 2010 - 09:08 AM.

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Yes here they are http://www.amazon.co...ref=oss_product

Iammykyl I have the antec 1200 so i have 3x 120mm in the front pull air into the case, 2x 120mm in the back pulling air out, 200mm in the top pulling air out, 120mm on the side pulling air in, and kingston hyperx ram cooler

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Just been reviewing the topic and realized that you have enough case fans.

To many fans can cause turbulance rather than good air flow so when you have your system up and running, take some temp readings then switch off that side fan and take readings again


Edited by iammykyl, 03 September 2010 - 09:16 PM.

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I'll have to check that out. But how can it cause turbulance?
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The aim is to get a smooth flow of air from the front of the case past your hardware (keeping your cableing tidy) and out the back, and top if fan installed and a limited amount through the if bottom instlled PSU. When you push air in from the side it can disturb that smooth flow, push heat from the video card onto the Mobo and cause pockets of still air.

So it's a little bit hit and miss. You can manually contol some of the fans, adjusting and taking temp reading to get the best performance.

For everyday PC use it is probable not worth the effort. If you are a pureist?!!!
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