That's a good CPU fan, so is an Arctic Freezer fan. Just remember that it is quite large and needs a great deal of room in the case.
One of the personal failures of Newegg: They don't always provide the dimension specs for some of their parts, such as graphics cards and (gasp!) CPU Fans.
The dimensions of this CPU Fan are 85 x 112 x 125mm 5 x 4.5 x 3.5in (Placed in H x W x D...for whatever reason, Newegg had the millimeter stats for the CPU fan backwards, in that regard at least.) The case dimensions are 21.3"(H) x 8.1"(W) x 19.9"(D).
From the looks of it, this CPU fan would more than fit into the case, though an expert opinion obviously wouldn't hurt.
Also, I just learned of a software by Intel that allows for one to Overclock their components and mobo straight from the Operating System. I found out about while watching this
youtube vid. Firstly, would you recommend investing in this software, and secondly, will the current mobo that I have set to build support it? I ask the second question because it seems that only certain Intel motherboards are supported by this software...
One final thing. I've heard constantly that x32 bit OS's don't recognize but up to 3.5 Gigs of RAM. I plan to be using a x64 bit version of Microsoft XP Professional that I downloaded from my school website (I was truly blessed by the fact that the .iso image was free). Will this OS be able to support over 3.5 Gigs, or is this strictly for the x64 bit version(s) of Windows Vista?
As always, thanks.
Edited by mikerox, 28 July 2008 - 11:26 PM.