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Actually, I did get an answer from BKinn who seems to be the only one who has used this cooler in his node 804. For anyone else curious, he said that it will fit with caveats.

A. You will not be able to use the 140mm on the side of the RAM slots. You would have to do a pull/pull config.
B. With the front/back setup and a 140mm, your top PCIe slot will be blocked.

As a result of B mainly, I think I have decided on the PE's little brother, the TC120DX. This will be replacing my Cooler Master 212 Evo, which I have tired from after using in a couple builds.

I should clarify a bit on part B... the first PCIe slot will be blocked, depending on the board (mine was on a V Gene and my Extreme 4-M), with either orientation.

I haven't addressed this cooler+case combo much in the forum but I have gotten a few DM's about it. Sometime this week I will rotate my cooler and take photos so that everyone can see visually how it works out in the node 804 when oriented the other direction. I'm interested to see if there is any temperature difference as well.

Also, not to beat a dead horse but to weigh in on the CLC vs air debate... I've had an H100 and this... I'll take this over the H100 any day. I run my fans on low and it outperforms my H100 while being WAY quieter. No matter how low I ran my H100 fans, the pump was incredibly bothersome. I will say that I like the minimalism of CLC though. It depends on what you want more: looks or performance. It's a personal choice.
 
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Funny you bring that up. I just started peeling apart my case tonight and because I have decided to keep my mobo that only has one PCIe x16 slot, I believe that I am either going to go with the little brother of this in the 12dx or the H105. Decisions decisions...
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Funny you bring that up. I just started peeling apart my case tonight and because I have decided to keep my mobo that only has one PCIe x16 slot, I believe that I am either going to go with the little brother of this in the 12dx or the H105. Decisions decisions...
Measure from the centerline of CPU to side of PCIe X16 slot. Multiply that by 2 to get the maximum width of coolers with centered bases that will fit. Keep in mind there are now coolers with the base offset to give better CPU to PCIe clearance .. like Thermalright Archon IB-E, Silver Arrow IB-E and HR-22. wink.gif
Edited by doyll - 9/22/14 at 7:51am
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I have decided to go the H105 route with better fans. However, for those who might have this motherboard (Asus LGA Z97m-Plus) the measurement is 3-3/8" from half-line to top of pcie slot. Therefore I would say 6" long coolers should be fine to fit.
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I have decided to go the H105 route with better fans. However, for those who might have this motherboard (Asus LGA Z97m-Plus) the measurement is 3-3/8" from half-line to top of pcie slot. Therefore I would say 6" long coolers should be fine to fit.
3 3/8" is 85.725mm
6" is 152.4mm

I scaled 77.5mm from picture 83mm center to center.
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Well, the 3-3/8" is from the middle of the socket down to the top of the pcie slot. So, assuming you are using a regular cooler with no offset, you would double that going the other way. So what I meant was you could use a cooler that was ~6" long (room between the card and bottom of cooler). Am I mistaken?
post #2247 of 2766
You are not mistaken. Was just giving a little more info. thumb.gif
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Oh no problem! I was just making sure that I wasn't overlooking something. That said, it looks like I'm going to have two computers to build. I might use this beast (TC14PE) in my rebuild of my R4.
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Hi doyall, on an off topic would you consider the cryorig r1 ultimate cooler premium ($97) over the Phantek ($80) a worthwhile upgrade? I currently have the Phantek as previously posted and temps seem better with cryorig in other forums but from your experience or others here would you recommend switching or just sticking with Phantek for cheaper. Looking for air cooling so no water kits for me right now. Thanks -
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Cryorig might be a couple degrees better, but if you changed your stock fans to something like TY-143 fans you would gain more improvement for a lot less money.

Gain varies with system. I gained 5c changing from stock PH-F140TS fans to TY-143. NH-D14 gained 9c, TRUE Spirit 140 Power gained 8c with TY-143 change.
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