I'm new to overclocking and I followed the guides for the FX cpus and it just wouldn't work on my current pc. It could be a issue with my Carbide 500R case. The case's cooling (fans) are kind of low-tier. Then last month my H-100 died, so I currentl have the stock AMD heatsink in it. When I build the new pc and have it all setup for a few day's. I'll then pull this ones motherboard out and put a Zalman CNPS 9900A LED heatsink in this one. I forgot I had it. I accidently found it buried in side another box in my closet last week. I have to change the mobo backplate to the one that's in it's box.It doesn't have the AMD styled plate like the CNPS 9700 didOnce I change the backplate to the AMD one that came with it, it uses 4 screws like the Intel ones do. The 9900A LED looks better than the 9700 doesThe center piece where the fan is on the 9900 is open. Then it has copper mesh on both sides of the fan. This appears to have a little better air flow with the fan being open and the copeer on the outsides of the fan area. Hey, I've got a question for you. When I get the new case, before I put the motherboard or anything in it, I want to check and configure the cases preinstalled fans and set the speed and color I want them to be. Can I justlu a sata connector into the fan controller hub and then just plug the psu into a surge suppressor and to the wall. The cases fans all plug into the back side of the case behing the mobo are. It has plug ins on it for either 8, 10 or 12 fans back their. After that I know they work, I' ll pull the top 200mm. fan out as the water cooler is going up their. Then if I can do it. I'm gonna have the radiator and it's 4 fans in first and I'll just let the block for the cpu rst on the top opf the case, while the mobo goes in.That's only if I have room to get to the mobos 3 top screws doing it tht way. Should be able to. It's a full-tower.