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post #1 of 25
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I am thinking of buying an OCZ Vendetta 2. I am using an Abit mobo(IP35E) in a Thermaltake M9 case.

My question to you V2 owners is, How much clearance is there underneath the fins on the heatsink?

The NB on my board is 2cm away from the lower edge of the socket itself, and is ~4cm high.



I am going to have the Vendetta pointing toward the rear of the case to exhaust there. Do you guys think it will clear the NB? I am pretty sure that it will, but I wanted to make sure before I blew any $$$ on it.
    
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Couldn't you align it the other way?
I'm pretty sure it's not going to fit the way you want it to.
Unless you get an after market NB cooler.
    
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Hm, I suppose I could point it up and have it exhaust out of the PSU if it does not fit that way. I have an intake fan in the front, so I thought it would be more efficient to have the flow going straight through from front to back?

IDK.
    
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Any other opinions? Would it be better to point the cooler up towards the PSU?

I will have to measure again, but there is another heatsink on the left side of the socket that might interfere if I point it upwards.

Anyone out there who can measure the clearance for me?
    
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When i used my ip35-e i could fit my tuniq tower both ways no problem they are about the same size right.
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post #6 of 25
I think the Tuniq tower is a big higher, but IDK.
Still, I think it's best if you make it face towards the PSU.
    
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post #7 of 25
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aha! found a measurement! FrostyTech claims that the fins start 41mm above the socket.

eek. That is gonna be close.

I think you guys are right. I probably should point the airflow vertically.
    
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post #8 of 25
I dunno, then the flow might go right into your PSU, which would get it out of there, except I have the 620 version of that PSU, and it doesnt push air very well. I would see how it fits horizontally, and then take your pic.
    
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I dunno, then the flow might go right into your PSU, which would get it out of there, except I have the 620 version of that PSU, and it doesnt push air very well. I would see how it fits horizontally, and then take your pic.
Well I don't have it yet; I was trying to figure out if it would fit before I bought it.

According to the measurements I saw, it will barely clear my NB when pointed horizontally. Maybe.
    
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post #10 of 25
ah the ocz one starts almost 20mm befor the fins on the tuniq tower do that will make it a tight fit but if you have you could bend some fins up to make it fit or face it the other way.

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Heatsink Top:
Standing a cool 153mm tall, the Tuniq Tower 120 heatsink is a big CPU cooler. Most full tower PC cases should accommodate it, but smaller mid-tower and small form factor computers may not have enough room. Measure first. From this angle we can see the 60 or so aluminum fins, and central area where the 120mm fan resides. Each aluminum fin is nickel plated so it can be soldered to the copper heatpipes which run from bottom to top. Fins are spaced 1.5mm apart, and measure 0.35mm thick. The copper base block is 7mm thick, and the fan extends down about 24mm past the body of the heatsink. The lowest fin is 60mm above the base for good capacitor clearance.
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The OCZ Vendetta 2 heatsink stands 157mm tall, the bottom-most fin is 41mm above the CPU socket for clearance of adjacent capacitors, northbridge heatsinks, etc. The three copper heat pipes are positioned side to side at the center of the aluminum block where they make direct contact with the processor. The base composed of a 14mm thick aluminum section to provide support for clamping

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