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post #371 of 2766
I know. I'm just as shallow. thumb.gif

Measure your case and see. Put a straight edge across your open case and measure. Deduct 7mm for CPU height and take into account any thickness of side cover.. Measure RAM clearance while you're at it. biggrin.gif
post #372 of 2766
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looks like it will fit the board but not sure about the case your using.

My concern is blocking the PCIe slot with such a huge cooler, if anyone has any photos of it fitting without slot blocking I'm getting one!

I have a Bitfenix Prodigy by the way.
post #373 of 2766
All of the new coolers are at or very close to 140mm wide.. Silver Arrow SB-E is 160mm wide with fan. rolleyes.gif
140mm wide just clears first slot cards. Some peps slip something between or put rubber bumpers on cooler just to be safe. Some motherboards don't have a full length first PCI slot... mine doesn't
post #374 of 2766
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I know. I'm just as shallow. thumb.gif
Measure your case and see. Put a straight edge across your open case and measure. Deduct 7mm for CPU height and take into account any thickness of side cover.. Measure RAM clearance while you're at it. biggrin.gif

I'm at around 171mm-ish. The game is afoot!

I'll have to give it a little more thought though. For all it's awesomeness, I can see a few potential headaches that need a little more looking into.

Thanks for the assistance (again) thumb.gif
    
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I'm at around 171mm-ish. The game is afoot!
I'll have to give it a little more thought though. For all it's awesomeness, I can see a few potential headaches that need a little more looking into.
Thanks for the assistance (again) thumb.gif
What are the potential heartaches?
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I can't really be sure until I have it. I think there's a good chance that it'll clash with the 8pin mobo cable/socket as well as blocking off a couple of fan connectors. Ram should be ok.
I just re-measured the case interior, and it's 169-170mm from mobo to side panel.
It feels like I'd be taking a bit of a gamble tbh. One that's not really worth it for the sake having a great looking cooler that (if it fits) will only ever be seen with the side panel off.

The other cooler & fan combo I had in mind wouldn't have any of these issues, looks decent enough and wouldn't be that far off in performance terms.
The Phanteks, great as it is, is more of a 'want' than a 'need' kind of thing. I definitely need a decent cooler at the moment, but if it's gonna be a hassle then I dunno...

If you could do me a favour and get a quick measure from mobo to the uppermost fan edge that'd help a lot with the decision.
In the meantime, I'm gonna go have at look at installed pics to get a better idea of how it might fit on my board.
    
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I get 167mm and my Northbridge heatsink which is 33mm tall. The fans are same height as cooler. I have removed the thumb screw in the middle of the mounting strap that attaches to top of heatsink. Don't think it needs to be out but just in case your center fan was set a little high removing it would let you slip it down a little more.

When attaching the mount to motherboard install all pieces including the cooler with mounting strap before tighting the 4 main mounting bracket thumbscrews through motherboard. This helps make sure the cross strap with mount easily. Also the cross strap end thumb screws require down pressure to get them started. I suggest doing a a trial install before removing protective cover on bottom of heatsink to be sure it will set in and screw down properly before you apply thermal paste. These are big coolers mounting on the small top of CPU. Trial mounting is a good idea with all these big coolers.
post #378 of 2766
Well it looks like it'll more than likely go. If all goes to plan, I'll be applying to the club next week biggrin.gif

I'd buy you a pint mate, but a rep'll have to do. Thank you very much thumb.gif
    
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Look forward to seeing it installed:thumb:
post #380 of 2766
Forgot to say the bottom of radiator is 52mm above motherboard. So the 8pin mobo cable/socket as well as blocking off a couple of fan connectors are not a clearance problem but may not be easily accessible. I have mine mounted vertical venting out the top.
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