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Old 2020-05-28, 10:42   Link #8
Renegade334
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Join Date: Jul 2006
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Age: 34
As always with aftermarket coolers and the big radiators in particular, beware of the physical dimensions. Open your case and check beforehand with a ruler if you have enough clearance for your desired upgrade and if it doesn't prevent ready access to the RAM sticks (depends on your MB, though, but it was a recurrent problem on some of the older generations and smaller towers), especially if you intend to swap/upgrade them in the future and realize you cannot remove them without yanking the radiator itself first. That was a frequent problem with the Noctuas: they offer outstanding cooling but God are they big.

As for myself, I replaced my stock Intel cooler with a CM Hyper 212 and I don't have a single complaint about it. Had to get the paste spread right, though.
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