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Ok I just got my build going pretty good but I want to overclock my CPU a little more, but I am currently limited cause I am using the stock Intel CPU fan. I know people keep talking about the 212 but I am afraid it may be to big for the case I have and for my motherboard ( memory location ). My board is a MSi Gaming Z97-G45. Here are some pics of the case. with and without the side cover

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_IuXBbBHR8AR2ZvcVd4dmNud00

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_IuXBbBHR8AU0tjb1EyRjNhOFE

Yea I know I have way to much wire showing lol but I am working on it still
 

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what case is that? NZXT Lexa S?
NZXT Apollo
 

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Well I like the 212, but in your opinion with the pics do you think I would clear the ram sticks?
 

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He cant use that cooler as it is LGA2011 version.
NZXT Apollo is very limited and poor for airflow plus all the wires just blocks everything.
Suggest you look at a new case.

Cryorig H7 has a low height http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565&cm_re=Cryorig-_-9SIA4UF2DZ6565-_-Product
Yes I am starting to notice the air flow issues but I am not going to complain I bought the case new still in box at a yard sale for 2 dollars
 

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He cant use that cooler as it is LGA2011 version.
NZXT Apollo is very limited and poor for airflow plus all the wires just blocks everything.
Suggest you look at a new case.

Cryorig H7 has a low height http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565&cm_re=Cryorig-_-9SIA4UF2DZ6565-_-Product
Compatibility
Intel LGA 2011 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 775
AMD FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2

it includes 2011 mounting brackets
 

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Compatibility
Intel LGA 2011 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 775
AMD FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2

it includes 2011 mounting brackets
I would still go with the H7 instead though.
 

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So do you have experience with this fan? and how well will it keep the cpu cool? I am currently overclocked on Stock fan at 3.6 running around 70ish with full load in temp, tried running at 4ghz but started running at 81c on load
 

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So do you have experience with this fan? and how well will it keep the cpu cool? I am currently overclocked on Stock fan at 3.6 running around 70ish with full load in temp, tried running at 4ghz but started running at 81c on load
The H7 shouldn't have an issue cooling that what so ever.
 

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H7 design is angled back for more ram clearance.
H7 performances better than 212 or the Zalman.
You will need to change ram slots, as you are only in single channel. Ram slots work as 1/3 or 2/4 for dual channel.
Try to clean up all the cables.
 

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H7 design is angled back for more ram clearance.
H7 performances better than 212 or the Zalman.
You will need to change ram slots, as you are only in single channel. Ram slots work as 1/3 or 2/4 for dual channel.
Try to clean up all the cables.
Wow I did not know that at all about the ram, so basicly just move one over to another slot ?
 

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I just tried to switch my ram over. But now my pc just turns off and back on? But I put them back into 3 and 4 and it works fine?
 
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