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Hi guys, how you all doing? This is my first post on these forums, and I was kinda hoping someone here might be able to answer a question I have regarding clearance?

I'm teetering on the edge of buying the Noctua NH-C14 CPU heat sink, however, being the monster that Noctua heat sinks are, I'm not entirely sure whether or not it will fit within my tower. I will post my PC specs and if someone could please tell me whether or not it'll fit that would be much appreciated! =)

Computer specs:

- ASUS VENTO TA-M2 Chassis
(image link:http://www.hitechreview.com/uploads/2009/04/asus-vento-ta-m2-chassis.jpg)

- CPU QuadCore Intel Core i7-960, 3333 MHz (25 x 133) socket: LGA 1366

- Mobo Asus P6X58D Premium (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI-E x16, 6 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)

- RAM x4 G Skill F3-10600CL9-2GBNT 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)

- Video AdapterATI Radeon HD 5800 Series (1024 MB)


* I hope I have posted all the relevant information required for you to be able to answer my query. I really appreciate the time taken to answer this, as I am pretty keen to buy this heat sink... I just wanna be sure prior to the purchase that I'll be able to use it biggrin.gif

Cheers fellars,

SAM
Edited by SecretAgentMan - 8/17/11 at 6:00pm
post #292 of 3060
I couldn't find anything on heatsink height but the C14 fit in my A04 and TJ08-E so I'll pretty confident that it would fit in that Asus.

Edit: And welcome to OCN!
 
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post #293 of 3060
I have a d-14 and it runs sideways (fans front to back so its wider than the c-14 I belive. Overall depth from the motherboard to end of fan/heatsink is 6 and a half inches. (just in case you opt for that fan)-dan
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Have you given the compatibility list a lookiesy?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SecretAgentMan;14621203 
Hi guys, how you all doing? This is my first post on these forums, and I was kinda hoping someone here might be able to answer a question I have regarding clearance?

I'm teetering on the edge of buying the Noctua NH-C14 CPU heat sink, however, being the monster that Noctua heat sinks are, I'm not entirely sure whether or not it will fit within my tower. I will post my PC specs and if someone could please tell me whether or not it'll fit that would be much appreciated! =)

Computer specs:

- ASUS VENTO TA-M2 Chassis
(image link:http://www.hitechreview.com/uploads/2009/04/asus-vento-ta-m2-chassis.jpg)

- CPU QuadCore Intel Core i7-960, 3333 MHz (25 x 133) socket: LGA 1366

- Mobo Asus P6X58D Premium (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI-E x16, 6 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)

- RAM x4 G Skill F3-10600CL9-2GBNT 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)

- Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series (1024 MB)


* I hope I have posted all the relevant information required for you to be able to answer my query. I really appreciate the time taken to answer this, as I am pretty keen to buy this heat sink... I just wanna be sure prior to the purchase that I'll be able to use it biggrin.gif

Cheers fellars,

SAM

It will fit in your case if it's a full tower. It's not as tall as most tower coolers. It fit in my Phantom with the side panel fan installed, with a filter, and still has about 3/4" to spare. Worst case you can remove the top fan, but I seriously doubt it will be an issue.

It will also clear your G Skill RAM, but it will likely be over the top of it. That just means it will also help keep your RAM cool. wink.gif

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post #296 of 3060
Thanks for your responses everyone smile.gif

Wow that's some serious fan cooling in the most recent images posted, that would definitely be an awesome setup to have. I'm under the impression once I get the Noctua, I'll have adequate cooling for my system? At the moment I'm just running 4 stock fans and my heat readings are concerning to say the least - hence the Noctua purchase.

Thanks again for laying my fears to rest regarding the Noctua not fitting in to my tower, and for the quick reply I'm pretty chuffed. I do have a full tower (5 front bays) so I think I should be golden. I'm finding I'm actually developing a pretty keen interest in this whole cooling system/pc maintenance thing as I research more in to it - who would have thought smile.gif

If anyone has anything to add regarding additional cooling/maintenance options I'd certainly be interested to hear them.

Stay cool guys ^^

Edit: Phantom Dave - I noticed you mentioned you had a filter installed... I've yet to come across any mention of those in my online investigations... anything to minimize dust intake would be awesome. What kind of filter do you use?
Edited by SecretAgentMan - 8/17/11 at 7:15pm
post #297 of 3060
The filters came with my case. The only fans/filters that will fit my case without modification are NZXT fans since they have custom sized fans and therefore have custom spaced mounting holes. But their fans are quiet and work fine, so no complaints about that really.
post #298 of 3060
Only the "200mm" fans from NZXT have custom spacing. (Spacing is like 192mm IIRC)

The 120mm & 140mm fans are all just standard hole spacing.
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post #299 of 3060
Quote:
Originally Posted by animal0307;14573170 
More sexy Noctua theme sleeving.

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Very unique, nice job sir on the sleeves.
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nh-c14 here. triple fan stack facing downwards toward cpu. 4.8ghz 2600k max temp 64 under full load.
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