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Hey, I just bought a Hyper 212+ and at first I thought it would fit the case but I never took into account the motherboard tray+screw holes and now the side panel has troubles closing as it bulks up the middle of the panel.

My question is, would there be any problems if the copper ends of the heatsink was pressured against the panel? I wouldn't think so, but I just thought I'd ask just to be sure.
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i am afraid you gonna damage your board by the presure of closing the panel
sorry for my bad english
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I would suggest both of you who posted fill out their system specs.
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Get a shallower cooler or go nuts with a dremel and cut a hole to accommodate the tower. What case?
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post #5 of 10
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i am afraid you gonna damage your board by the presure of closing the panel
sorry for my bad english
yeah. trashed mobo. cut a hole in the side or change your hs
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Get a shallower cooler or go nuts with a dremel and cut a hole to accommodate the tower. What case?
Just an aluminum case I bought last year from a local store, brandless. How about if I bent the middle of the panel outwards a little? I think there will be slight contact with the copper top of the heatsink but no pressure...

If not, then I'll just leave the side of the case open... Downside would be dust. I live in an area where a couple of disposal factories are and those chimneys are running 24/7...
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smaller cooler or change case
    
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post #8 of 10
Go caseless for a while and buy a better case.
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Go caseless for a while and buy a better case.
This.
Caseless gives lower temps and is by far easier to swap out parts
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post #10 of 10
I agree with caseless. But a case with properly designed airflow can actually lower your temps. Mine cpu temps drop around 4c when I close my side panel.
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