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02-01-2012 02:35 AM
I have an H8-1160t and I want to upgrade my cpu fan to one that will get me in more comfortable temperatures.
I have been looking at the CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 and noticed it uses the stock Intel push pin type of screws for installation. But since these computers don't come with the stock Intel cpu fan I was wondering if it would still be able to be installed with the included hardware?
02-01-2012 10:04 PM
Hi i have the H8-1160T to and i have installed on mine the Zalman CNPs8000b it fits fine in the case and keeps temps cool i didnt even have to use the blackplate that came with the cooler just screwed it into the backplate that was already on the motherboard
02-01-2012 10:12 PM
Ah, well thats good if I get a fan with screws. I also started looking at the Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 and both of these use the Intel Push pins which I've heard and so far seen in some videos, go directly onto the motherboard with no back plate.
So I'm guessing I'd have to take off the motherboard and take off the back plate then?
02-01-2012 10:17 PM
i took my motherboard out thinking i had to install the backplate when i got the mobo out it already had a backplate on it i could have left it in and installed it i will take a photo of inside my case and show ya
02-02-2012 09:38 PM
Ah I see it now. It would be more covinient if I got one that used that backplate. But with the TX being $15 on Amazon I really want to do it at that price even if I have to do a little more work.
02-03-2012 08:58 PM - edited 02-03-2012 08:59 PM
Nah, should be fine, I wish the case was big enough for a 212+ or even a colossal NH-D14.
The CM website says the TX3 is 135.9mm tall, which I round up to 136. 136mm = 5.35 Inches
I measured a piece of paper (I wasn't going to stick the metal bracket at the end of my measuring tape in there) to 5.5 inches and it fits fine, could fit a few more millimeters in there even. Even when I consider the processor being a few millimeters off the mobo as well. So I think I'm going to order it and find out if I could indeed get it in there when it gets here.