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post #1 of 6
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As you can tell I'm very new to this whole overclocking business, I know that my first step needs to be getting an aftermarket cooler.

I'm on a budget, so I jumped on the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118059 Zalman Performa (it was $20 after rebate).

My question is this: I have a Phenom II 960T on a ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 inside a Rosewill Challenger, will I need to remove my motherboard from my case in order to install my cooler?
post #2 of 6
nope, it has a large hole in the back of the motherboard tray to allow access to back of motherboard for heatsink install. just have to remove side cover.
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Yes, you will need to remove your motherboard


What I see from the pictures of the case
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a cooler like that, it is much easier to remove the mobo i found installing and CM evo.. i can imagine it would be the same with the Zalman but thats what i found.. smile.gif
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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrpurplehawk View Post

Yes, you will need to remove your motherboard
What I see from the pictures of the case

did you even look at the pictures of the inside of the case? it does not need to be removed.
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Originally Posted by TurboMach1 View Post

did you even look at the pictures of the inside of the case? it does not need to be removed.

Yes, I did. The straight on pic looked like it was just a dent.
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