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You can delid your CPU. My 4790k is now 20C cooler.

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Here are some pics (no mobo yet unfortunately) of the Coolermaster Nepton 120XL mounted with both fans in the case. I think on looking at it I may have to either cut out the exhaust fan on the rad entirely, or mount it on the outside (although there's no way to get the fan cable back into the case again unfortunately :/) Still, i think the intake fan on the rad may just fit regardless however redface.gif



Edited by JohnLBergqvist - 2/26/16 at 10:30am
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You can delid your CPU. My 4790k is now 20C cooler.

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Yeah I concidered it, but I need to read up on that first since I can't realy afford to just destroy my chip tbh.

Just wanted to share my results with halpo since he considers to go for the same cooler / chip combination.
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Intel I7 6700k
Noctua NH-U14S
Asus Z170i Pro gaming
Corsair LPX 2400 Mhz CL 14 ddr4
Toshiba 2 TB HDD
Samsung Evo 850 SSD 500 GB
Samsung 950 Evo m.2 SSD
Does this look okay for the case? I have the 500 GB SSD already lying around, and I am going without a GPU until Pascal. Still looking at PSUs, but I was recommended the Cooler Master v650 gold(<650 not available here) PSU over the silverstone sx-l 500w gold at around the same price. CM is a semi-modular, while silverstone is a modular for SFF cases, but apparently a worse performing PSU. I would appreciate any thoughts, if this would be sufficient for overclocking, etc. thumb.gif
Something to consider about the PSU is Silverstone has a short cable kit. Not sure if CM has one.
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When choosing the NH-U14S and intending on installing HDD's you should consider the size. I used the NH-U14S with the asus Z170i Pro Gaming in my build too and found the spacing between the CPU Fan and the HDD Mounting Brackets unconvienently close and opted to not install an HDD for now and just go with the 500GB SSD behind the front panel.

Take a look at the picture for reference:



It is possible to still install the drives if you realy want to though.

Regarding the M2 SSD I would like to hear how this will affect your system Temps, I concidered to get one too but decided not to on regards of the somewhat high temps (around 50°C) in combination with the mounting parallel to the board on its bottom where airflow is practicly not existent.

Regarding OC potential I find my temps to get a bit high and am unsure if I made a mistake while installing the cooler or if that is a normal range. Anyhow, with stock settings I idle around room temps + 4-5°C and spike under P95 26.6 FFT at 68 which is almost identical with what I get after an hour of BF4.

I found it easy to OC with 4.8Ghz @ 1.35V beeing P95 26.6 stable and getting me great Cinebench scores, how ever temps rocket up to 86°C in P95 and 83°C in gaming which I don't find to convenient so I chose to go back to stock for now.

the temperatures are a bit discouraging, thanks for sharing. I am considering the intel m.2 now as it does not have the same heating issues, and now AIO coolers seem like a better bet (or perhaps u9s). Any thoughts on NZXT Kraken X31 vs corsair H60 vs Noctua U12s?

The website lists HDD/SDD: 6 3.5'' 2.5'' , which is not really helpful. Can I fit a M.2 drive, an SSD, and a 3,5'' HDD without any issues?

Lastly, has anyone ever carried this case on a carry-on bag in a plane? I am planning on doing this in the near future. And, thank you! smile.gif
Edited by halpo - 2/27/16 at 9:31am
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It would be nice if the case was a smidge taller to allow for cable routing along the top of the frame & to allow for more of a gap between a rear-mounted radiator & the CPU pump...

Still, i've used the expansion slot extender to allow me to route the fan cable back inside:

Edited by JohnLBergqvist - 2/28/16 at 7:02am
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the temperatures are a bit discouraging, thanks for sharing. I am considering the intel m.2 now as it does not have the same heating issues, and now AIO coolers seem like a better bet (or perhaps u9s). Any thoughts on NZXT Kraken X31 vs corsair H60 vs Noctua U12s?

The website lists HDD/SDD: 6 3.5'' 2.5'' , which is not really helpful. Can I fit a M.2 drive, an SSD, and a 3,5'' HDD without any issues?

Lastly, has anyone ever carried this case on a carry-on bag in a plane? I am planning on doing this in the near future. And, thank you! smile.gif

Yes, you will be fine.

First of all, the M2 does not install in the drive brackets but like RAM or any PCI-E card directly put onto your motherboard. On the z170i Pro Gaming the M2 slot is on the backside of the Motherboard and parallel to it, so don't forget to install the card before you put the motherboard into the case, hehe.

When it comes to the six available drive slots Fractale is talking about the three drive brackets that come with the case, each can hold 2 drives (2.5" or 3.5") and can be installed seperatly. They do ristrickt airflow a little bit and as I mentioned: with a big cooler like the NH-U14s the space between the drives and the cooler fan will be somewhat tight but still managable. With an AIO or the U12 you will have plenty of room to work with and run into no trouble installing what so ever.
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After getting a Nepton 120XL, i'm starting to think maybe the Noctua NH-D15 would be better and possibly quieter than the Nepton?

What does everyone else think? I'm more worried about noise levels than O/C performance/temps tbh. I mean noise wise, I wouldn't have the pump to worry about, the only downside really is i'm limited in my choice of RAM due to height clearance on the Noctua...

Does anyone know if the 3 HDD mounts will still fit & take drives OK with the Noctua NH-D15?

UPDATE: Scrap all that about the Noctua, i've decided to get a BeQuiet Dark Rock 3 (not the pro version) as it looks to be more compact yet quieter, and temps seem about the same to the Noctua ones.
Edited by JohnLBergqvist - 2/29/16 at 12:30pm
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This is a wise choice where noise is a concern - the Nepton has an unusually loud pump for a CLC and any air-cooler with decent fans will be quieter than an CLC's pump while performing similarly or better (in low-noise applications).
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