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I'm planing on buying a new CPU Cooler (Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED) as a replacement for my intel stock cooler cause my new i5 9600k runs at 90°C + while gaming constantly, despite the fact that I applied more than enough thermal paste to it.
My motherboard is the Z370-A Pro (LGA 1151 Socket), I know that the cooler is compatible but I'm wondering if it would be too big due to the 2x8GB DDR4 Ram sticks on the left and that black thing on the right of the CPU (see image).
 

top__kek

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It should fit. Memory clearance on one side of the 212 could result in moving the fan to the opposite side. No worries.
I'll wait for some more confirmation just to be sure. I'm also kinda worried about the M2 SSD being in the way of the cooler.
 
What is your case?
The hyper212 needs 160mm of headroom.
It will not interfere with tall ram heat spreaders.
But... the hyper212 is popular because it is cheap.
I would not buy one.
From personal experience I can tell you that it is nasty to install properly.
And... it is not particularly effective.
I think you should buy something better if you are going to OC a 9600K.
A relatively reasonable alternative is the scythe kotetsu if you like quiet.
No "bling" though.
Here is a review:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1391-page1.html
 

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