- 58 months ago
HI! first off, thanks for going out of your way and clicking on this topic, it really means alot! Im currently working on a build, and i was planning on using the popular, cooler master hyper 212 evo , but after selecting it, pc part picker notified me that the dimensions were unknown, and that there could be conflict in size with the case/ram slots. upon further investigation, i find out that the cooler is vertically oriented, by that i mean it is sideways, or perpendicular to the motherboard. I then searched the internet FOR DAYS (and by days i mean minutes) and discovered that the height is 158.5 mm, while my case is 203 mm wide, and it has a side fan, upon even more internet searching. i discover that side fans are 25mm to 30mm long, on top of the mother board, and stand offs, leaving me with barely 2 mm of space, give or take . and i have my heart set on this case. SO. this leads to the question: can I and should I take out the side panel fan? or switch to a smaller/ differently oriented cooler? if i should switch the cooler, please leave a reccomendation below, my budget for one is 30$ give or take. once, again, THANK YOU. it means alot for your help.and i appreciate all helpful comments!