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Best Cooler that will fit in an Antec 1200?

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Like title says...Antec 1200 is kinda of a thin case...i think some of the bigger coolers have a hard time fitting in (D14, Trio), without removing the side fan (based on some newegg reviews). Right now..im leaning toward the Corsair A70..I think it will fit without removing the side fan...if anyone has any xp in this...please do tell. Thanks.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/978552/will-noctua-nh-d14-fit-in-my-antec-1200 If you can get a NHD-14 in there, then the sky's the limit.
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post #3 of 7
The NH-D14 will fit aswell as a side panel fan. If it's not a circular cased case fan you will need to dremel a corner off like I did.

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post #4 of 7
As Osea23 noted earlier, the NH-D14 is by far one of the best air coolers that you can purchase at the moment. However, the only draw back is it's enormous weight w/fans installed 1240g, and it's overlap across the RAM slots on most motherboards. If you're going to go with the NH-D14 be sure that it is not blocking your RAM slots, and that you do not have aftermarket memory heat-sinks installed. I've noticed a significant decrease in load temperatures, from 60c at load while running 2x F@h clients, and 3D modelling software whereas now, I'm looking at load temperatures not exceeding 42c.

Personally, I am using the Antec 900 case and I couldn't love the combination more; the level of airflow in the Antec 900 accompanied with the Noctua NH-D14 is impeccable.

Specifications for NH-D14 (source: Noctua.at)
  • Socket compatibility: Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775, AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 (req. backplate)
  • Height: 160mm || Width: 140mm
  • Depth (with fan): 158mm
  • Fans included: 1x 140x140x25mm & 1x 120x120x25mm
  • Bearing type: SSO
  • Rotational speed (+/- 10%): 1200/1300RPM
  • Rotational speed w/Ultra-low noise adapters (+/- 10%): 900RPM
  • Airflow: Quiet a lot.


Regards,
Tyler J. Fisher
Edited by TylerJFisher - 11/18/11 at 4:54pm
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post #5 of 7
Also consider the Thermalright Silver Arrow if you're looking to drop the noise output as well wink.gif
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I have the Silver Arrow in mine. Because I had to slide the push fan up the heat-sink that sits over the RAM, that fan just barley touches the side window when the side panel is in place. As far as the side window fan goes, I have a 120mm x 12mm Scythe fan velcro mounted in that spot; I also dremeled down the fan brackets to make sliding the side panel on a little easier.

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Edited by Altstadt - 11/18/11 at 7:35pm
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post #7 of 7
In addition to the NH-D14, you can't go wrong with either of these two coolers: Thermalright Silver Arrow, Prolimitech Megahelems
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