[SOLVED] Am I Screwed? Can't Install CPU Cooler

coolstubbs10

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I finally decided to get a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo for my 1155 Motherboard (ASUS P8Z77V), but now i've come to install it my case, (NZXT Phantom Full Tower) the case's own slot doesn't align with the CPU cooler pins and so I don't see any way of installing it other than completely disassembling my PC and drilling some new holes in the case.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Perhaps some that don't involve drilling etc? Thanks.

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Is there not enough room for the mounting bracket to fit in between the case and the motherboard? You shouldn't drill any holes, the cooler fits in the holes on the motherboard. If you drilled different holes it wouldn't fit in them, or at least it wouldn't fit properly over the CPU.
 

coolstubbs10

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Thank you, I'll take the motherboard out and give it a go. It's my first time installing an aftermarket cooler so I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that but if that's what it takes I'll give it a shot
 

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Thank you, I'll take the motherboard out and give it a go. It's my first time installing an aftermarket cooler so I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that but if that's what it takes I'll give it a shot
The EVO 212 is kind of tough to install so if you can have someone give you a second pair of hands it may be easier. They improved it a bit with the Black version and it's a bit easier to do.
 

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