Installing new CPU Fan/Heatsink, how to properly mount?
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:58 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:19 PM
Right now, the Arctic Cooler 13 fits in there, yes it's a little tight, but it fits. I just wish I can have it positioned facing the rear. My current case size is a Mid-size ATX. Dimensions if needed:
Height: 38.7 cm (15.23 inches)
Width: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
Length: 41.4 cm (16.29 inches)
I'd like to have a similar cooler to the Arctic Cooler. But you know, with a better design.
Also, the fan connector on my mobo is only a three pin. The Arctic Cooler has a four pin. It works, but does this really mean anything? Is it ok? Just wondering about that.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:30 PM
After careful consideration, this is my final on what you should get to replace the Arctic Freezer. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103064 I spent a chunk of time looking at everything and considering where you are and where you need to be. This would be the same fan size as the Freezer 13, and the heatsink is actually 1mm shorter than your current one. I am concerned about enough space for you to install a 212 or 212 EVO in a Mid ATX case, when you tell me the Freezer is already a tight fit. The other issue is, for both the 212 & 212 EVO, you have to remove the stock Mobo bracket, and attach the Cooler Master Custom bracket. This normally would not be a huge deal except your computer is already configured, and installing this item would require removal of all installed items and the motherboard, so you can get to the back of it. The Hyper TX3, uses what is already there, saving you time and frustration. Make sure to get some good thermal paste for this, and clean the processor very well before the install.
My only other suggestion is if you have the space for a fan at the front of the case, add one, if you haven't already. It can help draw air in from the front to help keep things cool. They usually fit in a space between the front panel and the drive cage. On some computers, they actually go beneath the front bezel, if you remove it. From your pic, it looks like an extra molex power lead is available for another case fan. Figure out what size you need and add it. Colors are optional but not necessary. Buy something decent like a Corsair, or Cooler Master, Antec, Thermaltake, etc, not just something no name you will hate later on.
Edited by fyrfyter33, 15 January 2013 - 10:47 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:11 AM
I am wondering, will I be able to install it facing the rear of the case? Cause earlier I was reading reviews for the Cooler Master 212, and one mentioned in the feedback that for AMD installation, only vertical position is possible. Which is the situation I have now. I know the one you linked is different, but is there a way to be sure I can install it horizontally, facing the rear?
And yeah I'm now considering installing an extra case fan in the front of my system. Does it make sense though, since it'd be blocked by my front panel?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:25 AM
Xanster82 . Do you have the Mobo manual? (post the brand and model for us) In the original heat sink installation instruction, can the mounting bracket be turned 90 degrees?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:51 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:07 PM
I couldn't find a manual for my Motherboard, but I found this:
The brand and model are Foxconn 2AB1.
Like I said, I've watched some videos of the install on Newegg and Youtube. Not sure if it can be installed the way I need it.. Hm.
Edited by Xanster82, 16 January 2013 - 01:09 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:57 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:43 PM
I think your best option is to remove the existing cooler and see if it is possible to to rotate the mounting bracket.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:48 PM
Of course I would put in a new mobo. But if I use that new CPU, would the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 be sufficient enough to cool that CPU? Would the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO fit in my current case? I have the Arctic Freezer 13 in there now, yes it's a little tight but I do have some more room. Really it seems like the 212 Evo is only taller than the Arctic Freezer. Might be wrong on that. And if i was able to have it face the rear case, I'd have a bit more room.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:21 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:33 PM
AMD hasn't changed the socket type so even coolers that don't say they are compatible with an AM3+, it shouldn't matter either way. I'd go with the 212 Evo if it would fit. I think I might go that route and see how it goes.
Just wonder if this mobo would fit in my current HP case? I think it would since my current mobo is a uATX and the one I linked is the same. uATX = Micro ATX. But I wonder if the connectors on the back would line up with the back panel.
Edited by Xanster82, 16 January 2013 - 06:41 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:52 PM
Let me look around and see if I can find a decent case for a fair price.
What do you think of this? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147163
Edited by fyrfyter33, 16 January 2013 - 07:04 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:13 PM
Edited by Xanster82, 16 January 2013 - 07:34 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:42 PM
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