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i5-3570k cooling help

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Firstly i apologize if there because there is probably already a thread about this, but i couldnt seem to find what i needed. I recently upgraded to a 3570k ivy bridge and a 770 gtx (amazing upgarde from stock cpu and 460 gtx from like 5 years ago) Everything seems to run great, however my cpu is tending to go around 61-66C while in far cry 3 on ultra, only around 56-60 on bf3 ultra however (both run at 1920x1080) Now while that temp in itself isnt horrible i'd like it to be slightly colder.


I was thinking about getting this cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

What i need to know is if it'll fit my case which is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133074

I have a solid 4" from my current cpu fan to my side panel, however the stock cpu cooler is almost touching my ram, i'd say i have about 1/4 inch of wiggle room at max, so my question would be will that fan fit in my case without taking up a ram slot? Im still using stock 2gb sticks of ram (all 4 sticks to make 8gb) and i'd really rather now pay 70$ just to upgrade from 4 sticks to 1 if i really dont have to

Forgot to mention, idle temps are at 30-35c
Edited by lightp1nk - 7/15/13 at 9:55am
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1st of all, ivybridge running hot is normal. 66c is nothing to worry about.

2nd of all, you'll need to remove the side panel 230mm fan if you want to install ANY tower type aftermarket cooler. with the 230mm fan on the side panel, you'll only have 137mm cpu cooler clearance. after you've removed the 230mm fan, you should have enough room to install the hyper212

as far as the RAM question, it all depends on what mobo you are using. depending on where the CPU socket is located on your mobo and the relative distance to the RAM slots, you might or might not have a problem.
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