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    Default Does ZEROtherm BTF90 fit on GA-EP45-UD3P?

    I was thinking of getting a cooler for this board. I put the stock HSF on it, but it was difficult. It actually wasn't attached at first; I booted it up, it seemed to be doing fine, then I turned it off to do some adjusting and I poked the heatsink and part of it popped up (so the pushpins weren't in all the way). I redid the heatsink and pushed pretty hard on the pins, and it seems to be fine; idles at 40C. But the ZEROtherm BTF90 is cheap at Newegg right now, but just wondering if it fits on this board, because there's all these other heatsinks sitting around the socket. I had to fit the stock HSF a specific way for it to fit. But at least the BTF90 has a screw-on backplate that should make it easier to ensure I actually fit it, right?

    Or, if anyone has an alternative recommendation for a cooler, that would be nice, too. I was looking for something that is quiet; not really overclocking it, so it doesn't have to be hardcore cooler.

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    Default Re: Does ZEROtherm BTF90 fit on GA-EP45-UD3P?

    Tuniq Tower is nice, and you can change the fan for any quiet one you like

    I think that would fit just fine, the one you asked about. Board manufacturers think of these things when they make the boards.

    And since you do Newegg, you can always know you can RMA easily if it does not fit. But I am pretty sure it will. It looks to have plenty of space under it for a NB heatsink

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    I see in the reviews that it fits P35-DS4 in any direction which is pretty much the same design heatsink-wise
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    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail .. this one is cheapper only 21.99 after rebate but need to get the back plate for $7 ... fit on this board very nice and smaller than tunis tower ( don't touch the ram like tunis) .. i try both and this XIGMATEK so far in OC Q9550 .. 3.4mhz .. 33-39 idle .. load 49-55 load .. my tunis tower was about 4 degree higher .. and also this is not set in yet only 1 day testing.. this coller have lot of great review .. google it to see .. good luck

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    Default Re: Does ZEROtherm BTF90 fit on GA-EP45-UD3P?

    Can you really RMA on newegg without restocking fee, if the reason is the cooler did not fit the board? :)

    I've heard the Xigmatek can get loud at the higher end. Just wondering, thoughts on the Sunbeam cooler - Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks - do you know if this fits inside the board?

    update - -- eh, I found the answer that it doesn't fit. I may get the xigmatek then =)

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    remember one thing ... not just the board ... EP45-UD3P is bigger and more room than ep35-ds3r ..... but have to make sure you have the case to fit it ... as in review of the sunbeam .. it fit but will hit the side fan ... but thas was different mother board ...

    i had a tunis on my antect 900 .. i had to cut and modify the side fan to make it fit ..
    on antec 1200 .. no problem ....

    so you have to consider the case ... CPU cooler seem don't have problem fitting on mother board .. some mother board really tigh and no space .. but will able to put on ... but if the case is too small or have side fan that is a whole new thing .. need to look at that .. good luck decide

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    Default Re: Does ZEROtherm BTF90 fit on GA-EP45-UD3P?

    I have the Antec 300, almost similar to yours, and the width dimension is the same. I don't have a side fan, unless you mean the side fans on the top and back?

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    side fan on the side ... i'm about 99% sure that sunbeam will fit ..

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    Default Re: Does ZEROtherm BTF90 fit on GA-EP45-UD3P?

    Yes, you just have to call in and be nice. With the xigmatek just change the fan to one you like that is quiet and you will be fine

    Are you saying you ordered the ZeroTherm and it didnt fit, or was you just asking?

    Yes that would fit as well likely but the others would be better, and you would want to change the fan on that Sunbeam one as well. And it is really not so good compared to the Xigmatek

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    Default Re: Does ZEROtherm BTF90 fit on GA-EP45-UD3P?

    What are the "the others would be better?" I haven't committed to picking up a fan yet. The Xigmatek is available at a microcenter near me, so I might go there, make it a bit easier, heh.

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    micro have the xigmatek for $15 after 15 rebate + bracket 6.99(newegg) = $22
    can't beat that price ... the fan is good .. pretty quiet and cool ...

    i just like the fan controll so i can lower the speed when not OC .... there few review on the fan and said it's good and rate pretty high.

    the sunbeam do not have fancontroll also.

    hope this review help you decide on what best for you. good luck

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