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Hey all, just starting to learn to OC and all that good stuff. This is an awesome site!

I've been doing a little research on cooling for my CPU.

I'm thinking on settling for this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-018-_-Product

I've read that it would fit into a mid-tower, but I want to make sure.

I'm using a budget case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-061-_-Product

If it won't fit, any suggestions on a good tower? I'm willing to put a little more money down.
post #2 of 14
Not 100% sure, but I do not think its going to fit. Try the HAF series for good airflow, and not to expensive, coolermaster also came out with the enforcer which has alot of good features.
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post #3 of 14
Great cooler, not sure if it will fit in those. Here are some case's I like.
CoolerMaster690IIAdvanced its 79.99, and worth every penny. hands down one of the best vaule's in case's today.
Next up would beNZXT Beta Evo. Tons of options with fan placement, roomy too.
NZXT Phantom...normaly I dont recomend this case..only cus i cant stand the looks of it, but this Orange/black color on it realy make's it hawt,looks aside, they are great case's.

I'm partial to the 690IIAD, but all of those case's will fit the D-14, offer great cable managment and many other great feature's.Hope this helps
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post #4 of 14
I recommend spending a little less on the cooler and a little more on the case
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post #5 of 14
I have a Gamma and it is not wide so I would go with something else.

I would go with a HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233
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post #6 of 14
I love my phantom, heavily recommended, a lot of support on the official nzxt phantom owners page as well. You may wanna have a look at that before you purchase it.
    
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post #7 of 14
I wont recomend the Phantom. The NH-D14 Would fit but you wont be able to install the side panel fan.

Also, if you could give us a budget so we can work on the right case for you it will be apreciated.
    
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
I recommend spending a little less on the cooler and a little more on the case
This ^.

One of the comments on that case said they could barely fit their 212+ by removing fans. You can bet that the NH-D14 won't fit.
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post #9 of 14
I would go with this cooler:

Scythe SCRT-1000 120mm Sleeve New High-End Top-Flow CPU Cooler

and then if you wanna stick with that case design you then would wanna go with the:
NZXT M59

But personally I would go with the

HAF 912

AND

Thermaltake Frio
Edited by Erick Silver - 5/6/11 at 11:43am
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post #10 of 14
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Thanks for all your quick replies and links.

At work atm, so can't reply back quickly.

I figured I'd have to upgrade my case. I've been considering the HAF 912, I actually got my girlfriend that exact one.

Obviously I should spend a little more on myself sometimes. Heh.

My budget for a case would be up to 80 bucks I'd say. Something different than my significant other would be cool. The above recommendations do look good.

And is the Thermaltake Frio comparable to the NH-D14? I want to try to OC my processor to a stable 4GHz.

If it's comparable and I can save a little cash, that's fine by me.
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