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I've used some Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive Sealant to attach small fans to various chipset heatsinks like NB's etc. It sets up fairly quickly, it isolates vibrations lowering noise levels, and is fairly easy to remove when you need to do so. You can normally pick some up at your local auto parts or hardware store for about $3 or $4 here in the US.

Thanks! I'll see what develops here in the next week or so. Work is picking up so I might be buying a H70 or the Antec thing when it comes out. If I do I'll just tape a fan onto the pump of one of those with "Tape of the Gods" or something.

But who knows. xD
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With one of those self contained Water Cooling systems like an H50/70 it's even more important to have some fans around the NB, Ram, and VRMs. One of the reasons that EVGA motherboards fail so often with them when OC'd.
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I was thinking of purchasing the Elite 341, 342 or 343 and I was wondering if Cooler Master had a Heatsink Compatibility list? I just bought a Corsair A70 and was wondering if it would fit. Oh yeah, which elite is better out of the three mentioned earlier?
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Depends on what you want the case for? The 342 and 343 have more 3.5" drive bays so they are better than the 341 if you have more than 2 hard drives. The only difference between the 342 and 343 is the front bezel so that would be up to the individual user as to which one they prefer.

The CM Hyper 212+ and the Zigmatek HDT-1283 fit in the 341 just fine so the Corsair A70 will fit. The heatsinks of all of them are within a mm or so of each other. The A70 just appears bigger as it comes with two fans while the other two come with 1 but a lot of people add the second fan to the 212+ or the 1283 and they still fit.

EDIT: It appears that CM had the wrong specs listed when I first made this post as they listed all three of these cases as being 7.28" wide, the same width as the Elite 330 series which I know for a fact can handle the Hyper 212+ and HDT-1283. While that width is correct for the 341, the actual width of the of the 343 is 7.20 and the 342 is even narrower at 7.08 so it's doubtful that any of these heatsinks will fit in the 343 and will definitely not fit in the 342. It also depends on which CM support site you look at as to the width of the 343 as one lists it as 7.20 where it might just squeak in while another lists it at 7.08 the same as the 342 where it definitely won't. Unless someone has first hand knowledge I would say that the 342 and 343 can not accommodate one of these heatsinks.
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Originally Posted by Ragsters;12558360 
I was thinking of purchasing the Elite 341, 342 or 343 and I was wondering if Cooler Master had a Heatsink Compatibility list? I just bought a Corsair A70 and was wondering if it would fit. Oh yeah, which elite is better out of the three mentioned earlier?

i would go with the 341.
reason? the 341 has a 120mm rear fan and supports upto 160mm cpu heatsink
* without the 120mm fan on the side panel.
the 342/343 have a 92mm rear fan. frown.gif

my 341 has a Megahalems in it atm and i just got room for a 38mm push/pull if i wanted to tongue.gif
but yes the 341 only has 2 hard drive bays. But you can also use the 2 x 3.5" external bays making 4 (:
but the 342/343 have 5 internal 3.5" bays for hard drives and 1 external 3.5" bay.

if you dont need the 3.5" bays and want to use your A70 or a tower heatsink.
get the Elite 341.
if you need the 3.5" bays and dont mind useing a low profile cooler ( or small tower with 92mm fan ) get the 342/343

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Depends on what you want the case for? The 342 and 343 have more 3.5" drive bays so they are better than the 341 if you have more than 2 hard drives. The only difference between the 342 and 343 is the front bezel so that would be up to the individual user as to which one they prefer.

The CM Hyper 212+ and the Zigmatek HDT-1283 fit in them just fine so the Corsair A70 will fit. The heatsinks of all of them are within a mm or so of each other. The A70 just appears bigger as it comes with two fans while the other two come with 1 but a lot of people add the second fan to the 212+ or the 1283 and they still fit.

Wow Papa! You have been answering every one of my questions from every topic. Thanks so much for all the help!
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i would go with the 341.
reason? the 341 has a 120mm rear fan and supports upto 160mm cpu heatsink
* without the 120mm fan on the side panel.
the 342/343 have a 92mm rear fan. frown.gif

my 341 has a Megahalems in it atm and i just got room for a 38mm push/pull if i wanted to tongue.gif
but yes the 341 only has 2 hard drive bays. But you can also use the 2 x 3.5" external bays making 4 (:
but the 342/343 have 5 internal 3.5" bays for hard drives and 1 external 3.5" bay.

if you dont need the 3.5" bays and want to use your A70 or a tower heatsink.
get the Elite 341.
if you need the 3.5" bays and dont mind useing a low profile cooler ( or small tower with 92mm fan ) get the 342/343

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Thanks for the info! I think I am going with the 341 because I will not need the extra 3.5" bays.
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Originally Posted by Ragsters;12562249 
Wow Papa! You have been answering every one of my questions from every topic. Thanks so much for all the help!



Thanks for the info! I think I am going with the 341 because I will not need the extra 3.5" bays.

I was beginning to think I had a stalker. ninja.gif

If you don't need the extra hard drive space then the 341 is probably your best choice. You might want to mount your hard drive (or your OS drive if you have two) to the four tabs under the 3.5" drive cage instead of in the cage itself. That way it will be in at least some of the airflow from the front 120mm case fan to keep it cooler. That will allow it to last longer and function better overall.
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Yay for 341 buyers!!!!

Good advice Lighthead!
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I was thinking of purchasing the Elite 341, 342 or 343 and I was wondering if Cooler Master had a Heatsink Compatibility list? I just bought a Corsair A70 and was wondering if it would fit. Oh yeah, which elite is better out of the three mentioned earlier?

Out of all of them, the 341 is the best. FACT.

Oh and as long as your heatsink is no taller than 158mm you should be fine. My Hyper212+ fits just fine, however you cannot use a side panel fan.

EDIT: I saw the A70 might be a bit too tall, but you could cut some mesh away to allow the heatpipes to stick through if you want. Or you could try to squeeze the side panel on anyway. It's pretty flexible. Or you'll get lucky and the heatpipes will already be in a position so they pass through the mesh.

BUT you can still have a 120mm fan standing under the 212+. Just be sure to install it with the case standing. There's little creases in the case that help hold it steady and the Hyper212+ helps too.

Fits with the side panel on as well.
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