Originally Posted by Rick Arter
I was about to purchase the megaflow 200mm fan when the guy at microcenter told me it wouldn't fit and I would have to buy the more expensive Xigmatek 200mm fan since it was slimmer? I thought that was the fans that came with the 912/922/932?
Yeah. He's a Liar, most Microcenter employees either have no idea what they are talking about, or don't care - but either way, they will always try to direct you to the most expensive part that suits your needs (and can get away with convincing you to buy), because they work on commission.
I did my research on heat sinks, gave a relative who was going right by there the name, part number, sku, everything to get exactly what I needed. When the relative went in to buy it, they had it in their hands, but an employee spotted her and said "no, you don't want that one. That one won't fit - you want this one". Now, note, I didn't tell this relative what case I had, so there is no way the employee could have known what would fit and what wouldn't. But he did know that managed to get her to spend about 50% more on the heatsink (for one that was much worse, it was essentially a copper version of the stock Intel heatsink).
Whenever I go into Microcenter, I go with headphones in. Nothing quite says "Don't talk to me" like the biggest anti-social gesture of the modern day. If I'm buying something in the store, it's either because it's on sale or because I'm already in the neighborhood for something else - and I've always done my research first.
That Megaflow would have fit - and in fact, I'm not sure if the Xigmatek would have fit either (I think I heard something in this thread about the hold patterns not lining up - that you need to attach it with something like zip-ties)