Originally Posted by Fester1
OK, got through day 1 of putting it together. I didn't have a huge amount of time so only got case fans in, cpu & cpu cooler onto mobo and then installed the mobo.
The only concern I have is that I accidentally twisted the heatsink when I was putting in a screw and had to turn it. I hope I didn't smear the thermal paste too bad. Is that middle screw on the hyper 212 evo suppose to be loose like that? I should've probably bought a liquid cooler.
Yes you should be ok. It will spread anyway.
I was considering putting a Hyper 212 EVO into a Fractal Mini R2. My concerns were:
1. If it will fit. The height is. 159mm The case shows it allows up to 165mm. Thats only 6mm clearance and assuming Fractal have taken into account the motherboard height .
2. If it blocks any ram slots. In your photo it appears to be doing so
Anyone put a 212 EVO into a Mini R2?