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Old December 2, 2008, 04:47 PM
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Hey, I ordered parts for a computer that I am building and I need to verify fit.

Firstly, I must make sure that it will fit widthwise.

I got a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 cooling fan which is 120mm tall. I am putting it in a case that is 210 mm wide. Will it fit?

ALso, I bought ocz reaper ram. AKA... really tall ram.

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Will the cooler get in the way of the ram?

It's going on a Gigabyte ep45-ud3p motherboard;

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Old December 2, 2008, 05:14 PM
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depends on the orientation of the cooler.
what case and how do you want to cooling to set up...

With that cooler, a <push ---HSF<Push setup is standard and will give to good results and shouldnt get in the way of the ram... but that also depends on mobo layout
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Old December 2, 2008, 06:19 PM
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I got that height wrong on the cooler, it is almost 160 mm

Too big?

This is case:

Coolermaster NV-690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 524.5X213X482MM Standard ATX PS2 USBX2 Firewire & eSATA - DirectCanada

If so, any recommendations on something that will work for sure?

I'm not sure what kind of setup I want as i've never done this before. Link to a picture of the motherboard was provided in the origional link.
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Old December 2, 2008, 06:41 PM
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I don't have that case but you might have some interference with the side fan. If there is a problem then you could remove the fan and try to run the case under negative pressure (more fans blowing out than in) and the side vent (where the fan use to be) would draw in air. As for the reapers, there should be room. I have the GA-EP35-DS3P board with reapers and the cooler fits and the fan just fits. Best to install the cooler and fan then the ram.
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Old December 2, 2008, 07:33 PM
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the xig will work in that case.
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Old December 2, 2008, 08:09 PM
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the xig will work in that case.
Even with the side fan as snafu said?
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Old December 2, 2008, 11:07 PM
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not sure with side fan. bets thing to do is to measure your clearance you have.
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Old December 3, 2008, 05:00 PM
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not sure with side fan. bets thing to do is to measure your clearance you have.

I do not have any of the parts.

From what I read online, I should have about 50 mm of clearance but that must include the motherboard and the side fan?

How wide are side fans usually?

How much space do most motherboards take up?
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Old December 3, 2008, 06:51 PM
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I sit here and chuckle at the question. Not at you but because the answer is best found out by having the parts in front of you or from someone who has the case. Side fans are usually 25mm wide. I checked a few places (even Cooler Master's website) and no where do they confirm the fan's thickness in the specifications. As for the motherboard side of things, there is more than just the motherboard to consider. First the board itself is ~2mm thick. The height of the CPU from the board (5mm?). There are also the motherboard standoffs (~5-7mm) and the motherboard tray (~1mm) to consider. So far we are up to 13-15mm but there is one more point to consider, the spacing between it and the left side panel. The answer to this lies with the case itself because it is a spec that I have never seen listed. Let's take the information we have so far and do the next best thing - guesstimate. The cooler is 160mm tall, side fan is 25mm, plus the 13-15mm = 198-200mm. If the case is only 213mm wide (minus 2mm for the thickness of the side panels = 211mm) this leaves 11-13mm left. So if the space between the motherboard tray and the left side panel is smaller than this then the cooler will fit. If it is larger then the cooler will interfere with the cooler and you would have to take the fan off for it to fit. Do you see why I chuckle?
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Old December 3, 2008, 07:41 PM
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You can use the lower fan mount on the side panel but not usually the top as clearance will not permit.
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