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They are simply stating whether the cooler can be mounted or not. In all honesty, it fits
But they do say when a mobo's pci link might be blocked on that list, and for mine it doesn't state it as blocked.

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Indeed. TheDarkSide, have you tired emailing Thermalright with your issue? Perhaps there's a more updated Motherboard Compat List I could link too in the OP
Will do!

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Did you try rotating the SA? Not sure is this can be done on Intel boards or not...
Yeah that's my next step, although might not be this week as i'm too busy, but will give this a shot next weekend probably. Will see how this affects temps too, as it'll go against the FT02's bottom to top cooling.
Not that i'm getting great temps tbh, might have messed up the installation or applied too much tim or smth. I'm getting a delta of 11 C at idle on the hottest core, while it was 12 C with my previous H50, and that doesn't feel right.
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Yeah that's my next step, although might not be this week as i'm too busy, but will give this a shot next weekend probably. Will see how this affects temps too, as it'll go against the FT02's bottom to top cooling.
Not that i'm getting great temps tbh, might have messed up the installation or applied too much tim or smth. I'm getting a delta of 11 C at idle on the hottest core, while it was 12 C with my previous H50, and that doesn't feel right.
Definitely check out your TIM when you get a chance. Due to the airflow of your case I'm not sure rotating the SA is such a good idea now. It may cause a pocket of hot air to swirl around in the bottom corner of the case.
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Definitely check out your TIM when you get a chance. Due to the airflow of your case I'm not sure rotating the SA is such a good idea now. It may cause a pocket of hot air to swirl around in the bottom corner of the case.
+1

Half a rice grain works best for me. @ symbol size.
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Whats the highest your heat spreaders on your memory can be approximately for the silver arrow to clear?
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Have I been added to the club yet?
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Whats the highest your heat spreaders on your memory can be approximately for the silver arrow to clear?
Check the OP for the SA's measurements and compare with the ram you want to use. Keep in mind that if you're not going to OC your ram you don't need anything with fancy heatspreaders. Also if you want to use Push/Pull the front fan will lower clearance further. I posted some images here showing the SA with Corsair XMS3. The Push fan had to be moved up quite a bit which may not work in other cases. Go low profile if you don't want to OC.

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OP Updated!
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Ok guys getting ready for the 3930k upgrade. I'm going to gut out my computer. buy a new CPU, motherboard and ram. I was wondering has any one seen a Silver Arrow LGA2011 mounting kit to buy yet?
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Ok guys getting ready for the 3930k upgrade. I'm going to gut out my computer. buy a new CPU, motherboard and ram. I was wondering has any one seen a Silver Arrow LGA2011 mounting kit to buy yet?
Sounds like an excellent reason to email Thermalright!
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I can confirm that with the Corsair Vengeance LP the Silver Arrow fits just fine in the FT-02, I've got a little over a finger nails clearance between the fan and the top of the heat spreaders, the top of the fans leave a nice imprint in the side panel foam, nothing to worry about, no bulging and the side panels don't move the fans down onto the ram sinks.

Attached is a later picture, just after I finished my cabling, which took a lot longer but presented no real dramas, the X-760's cables are plenty long enough.

I've since changed the HDD setup by suspending the WD Green with shock/bungee cord and cable clamps... I did try to make a web of shock cord and then feed the drive through, which looked fine but vibrations were still present, only by letting the drive hang completely free by 4 tied cords did I get the desired noise relief.

That said, one of the AP181's is definately a bit louder than the other 2, sort of grumbles a bit at <500rpm, so I've moved all fans up to about 520rpm minimum and then set FanXpert to raise the RPM with CPU temp.

In place of the golf ball fan I've installed a Scythe Slipstream, but it was probably a waste of money, I'm even considering removing the top fan altogether... it's currently on a Zalman fan mate turning 700rpm or thereabouts.

Very happy with the case, the Silver Arrow is keeping the i5 very cool... haven't really done any overclocking other than set the multiplier to 46.. haven't seen the temps over 50deg yet, no benchmarking just BF3 and MW3 atm. MSI Twin Frozr III stays under 65deg with 45% maximum fan speeds being seen during gaming.
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