Newb Building A New Rig. Thoughts? Input?

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  1. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Potato

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    Yeah, after using this AIO with my latest build, and it's been a while since I built a new gaming desktop, I will never again go air cooled. I was even considering one of the smaller AIO for my home server. It's an I3, but still same issue even a small heatsink blocks a lot of the motherboard and makes accessing components difficult.
     
  2. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    While some of the bigger air coolers are truly massive, the Hyper 212 Evo doesn't block anything. I have full access to all RAM slots, PCIe slots, power connectors...

    What, exactly, would be blocked off? Is it an issue with smaller builds/motherboards?
     
  3. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Yeah it was maybe like a tiny bit, but no other way to mount the cooler. The Intel stock cooler for the Westmere i7's was crap. I eventually went to the Corsair Hydro series for my high end builds, but I haven't needed it personally for awhile. Who knows, I might upgrade my current AMG rig to Skylake or Haswell and rebuild my fiance's PC.
     
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