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[Solved] Fractal design Core 3000 + Phanteks PH-TC14PE = Noctua

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So im thinking of buying the [URL= cooler[/URL] wich they say is 171mm tall with the fans and the [URL= 3000[/URL] says it "only" supports 160mm heatsinks,
i got a CM 212 evo wich is said to be 160mm tall and there is still a slight room but not much 5-10mm but the height of the phanteks is with the fans, so is it possible to make it fit in a core 3000 case if i use low profile rams like the corsair here ([URL=[/URL]) if i just press the fans down so it touch the rams? or possible switch the front fan out with a 120mm one?
Edited by Bloonhan - 2/28/12 at 10:42am
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Corsair h100/h80/NH C14/NH D14
Edited by PontiacGTX - 2/28/12 at 6:37am
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The Xigmatek Aegir S128264 is 160mm tall and a top quality HSF that should serve you well. There may be others @ 160mm that will fit. Check the reviews for dimensions.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2572&page=4
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Noctua for life! That being said go with the NH-d14
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gO waTercoOling!1

To actually address your question, I would not count on it. As I understand it the Noctua NH-D14 (and Silver Arrow) "just barely" fits the core 3000, and that's 161mm w/fan; the Phanteks is 163mm without. The mounting clips may not allow you to push the fans down, but you may be able to either A) mount it lower using zipties or B) use 120mm fans, which should fit the clips since they have 120mm mounting holes if I recall correctly (edit: or C) bend the mounting clips). There's still the 163mm heatsink issue, though. Maybe we'll hear from someone who's tried.

Addendum: that said, options like the Noctua/Silver Arrow may be better bets, since they do seem to fit, and have reasonably similar performance (and quieter fans iirc).
Edited by Otterclock - 2/28/12 at 9:34am
    
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3570k@4.5ghz 1.21v Gigabyte Sniper M3 Sapphire 6950 Samsung 8g1866 
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Samsung 830 Samsung F1 500 Crucial M4 64 (SRC) cpu:Noc NF-F12 / case:4x TY-141/gpu: 2x NB-Multi 
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Venomous X, Accelero TT Win 7 64 Acer X213H Saitek Eclipse 
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gO waTercoOling!1
To actually address your question, I would not count on it. As I understand it the Noctua NH-D14 (and Silver Arrow) "just barely" fits the core 3000, and that's 161mm w/fan; the Phanteks is 163mm without. The mounting clips may not allow you to push the fans down, but you may be able to either A) mount it lower using zipties or B) use 120mm fans, which should fit the clips since they have 120mm mounting holes if I recall correctly. There's still the 163mm heatsink issue, though. Maybe we'll hear from someone who's tried.

you can set a bit lower the fans.... on nh d14
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aight, was what i figured, just rather wanted phantek instead of Noctua cause of colors tongue.gif but will go get he noctua smile.gif thanks for help guys, much appreciated
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Yes! Another convert thumb.gif
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