I'm considering the Ninja Mini for my new build. The only issue I have is about clearance with the motherboard.
My motherboard is a MSI 790FX-GD70, and after "measuring" clearance with a "straw-and-tape" mock-up, I have some doubts as to if it will fit.
I'm looking particularly at the Mosfets/NB heatsink and, most of all, at the first memory slot.
- Will the cooler's pipes clear the NB heatsink?
- How high a RAM module will fit in the first memory slot?
Anyone with the same motherboard and with the Ninja Mini, who could comment?
Don't know if your MSI board is the same footprint as my MSI MS-7345, but if it does, I had no problem with space and clearance on the 1st RAM chip & I have sufficient clearance surrounding the cooler pipes - it is a bit tight, but that all items fit just fine and I have no hot spots or issues. I'm also using a passive cooling on my I'm only using the 2 ANTEC 82 case fans and a very quiet Seasonic power supply fan. Never had any overheating problems on the CPU even in the middle of the summer.
The temps for my Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 hardware right now are:
Temperature sensor 0 29Â°C (84Â°F) [0x38] (core #0)
Temperature sensor 1 28Â°C (82Â°F) [0x39] (core #1)