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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post

Why do you think using an mATX motherboard has ANYTHING to do with using a Noctua C14?

if you are asking him that, you might want to ask the OP why having a Matx board has anything to do with needing a different cooler. Last time I checked all the mounting is the same for coolers except the board just doesn't extend as far down as a full atx board. I have an atx board and I am not limited to what cooler I can use. The board doesn't limit me that is, my ram does however. I have double tall ram, so that would effect me on both atx and matx.


Anyway OP. what is it about your board that doesn't allow you to use your old cooler?
post #12 of 15
alot of coolers will work with mATX, it just depends on what case you have.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post

It looks less tall than a 212+ with a lot of surface area and it'll cool your board with the airflow too, why not?

That's really not my point...

It doesn't matter what form factor your motherboard is, only the socket and size of your case.
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post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post

if you are asking him that, you might want to ask the OP why having a Matx board has anything to do with needing a different cooler. Last time I checked all the mounting is the same for coolers except the board just doesn't extend as far down as a full atx board. I have an atx board and I am not limited to what cooler I can use. The board doesn't limit me that is, my ram does however. I have double tall ram, so that would effect me on both atx and matx.
Anyway OP. what is it about your board that doesn't allow you to use your old cooler?

You are correct in this situation in that its actually the case that is causing the issues. I probably should of been more clear about that tongue.gif. My only concern was that it seemed my processor fan was being limited because if I tried to install the second fan on the heatsink it would take up a whole RAM slot. I figured I would mention my mobo just to see if any other people with my board would have any ideas. Thanks for all the imput though, I did make things a little confusing tongue.gif.

Also figured I would ask... anyone have a good guide to starting watercooling? I am obviously going to make my way over to the watercooling section but I was wondering if anyone else had some extra awesome thread they would like to share haha.
Edited by Stunt - 2/20/12 at 8:53pm
post #15 of 15
A good way to start out water cooling is to pick up one of the XSPC Rasa kits, they are pretty good on price, and perform very well. I have an RS360 kit on my sig rig, and I love it. The only thing you really have to modify is getting different tubing, because the stock stuff sucks. You only have to buy the kit, a kill coil, and water for it.
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