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Will a silver arrow fit on a P8Z77-I?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So I ordered a 3570k and silver arrow with the intention of reaching infinite GHz but then I also ordered a P8H77-I which a) doesn't have enough space for my hsf and a graphics card b) is H77.

Does anyone here know if I can put a silver arrow on an asus P8Z77-I along with a graphics card? I found an imagine of it fitting with no GPU card but it's too dark to see if the PCI slot is obscured and I don't want to return/buy the wrong thing again.

post #2 of 10
Yes.
The Noctua NH-D14 fits in P8Z77-I deluxe (you can see it there). This heatsink is bigger than the Silver Arrow (Noctua: Width (with fan) 140 mm ; SilverArrow: Length 147mm x Width 123mm)

Edit: After some research on the intraweb, I found this. "... I changed to a Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE. This mobo can fit a Thermalright Silver Arrow heatsink and video card with no problems ..." (source)
Edited by Benbass - 11/7/12 at 12:24pm
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
The specs for the silver arrow are the wrong way round - it's actually 15cm wide. That picture looks like it's a thermaltake archon too, although that is 15.5cm.

edit: the fan in that photo (TR-TY140) is 14cm wide and is the same width as the cooler
edit2: it's an archon. ordering mobo!
Edited by mikejsavage - 11/7/12 at 1:28pm
post #4 of 10
Check also that it will fit within your case without conflict with your psu, fans or anything else.

I tried a Noctua NH-C12P SE14 with the P8Z77-I and it fit on the board with no problem, and looked like it would take the gpu, but once I got it into the case - a Fractal Node 304 - it conflicted with the rear fan and the hard drive cages.

Finding air coolers that fit with mini-ITX board is a real problem. I'm stuck with using a CM TX3 Evo with my Asrock Z77E-ITX and for the P8Z77-I (which I will probably replace since I accidentally bent the pins) a CM212 or other single tower 120mm fan cooler, which seemed to have the least compatibility issues.

Also note that with pretty much all of these coolers you will need to use low profile ram.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Also got a 304! I put my H77 in roughly where it would be and the hsf over roughly the cpu slot and while I doubt I can mount both fans it didn't look like it was going to get too cosy with the drive cages, assuming the drives don't stick out too much... I don't have a spare to test with. Can you measure for me? tongue.gif
post #6 of 10
I don't have my pc to hand and also I don't have a silver arrow to measure (actually, I do, but it is in another pc). The problem for me was the sata and power cables coming out of the hard drive cages, which stick out over the mb. If you remove the fan over the memory, you might just squeeze it in, but I am doubtful.

Really, I think that if you're running a mini-ITX board and a tiny case like the 304, using a smaller cooler than is ideal is one of the trade offs. When I get another p8Z77-I, I will probably try the Noctua NH-U12P.
Edited by rossb - 11/7/12 at 2:04pm
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by rossb View Post

I don't have my pc to hand and also I don't have a silver arrow to measure (actually, I do, but it is in another pc). The problem for me was the sata and power cables coming out of the hard drive cages, which stick out over the mb. If you remove the fan over the memory, you might just squeeze it in, but I am doubtful.
You can't invert the direction of the HDD so the cable are facing the front fan ? I was thinking about doing that way. frown.gif

What about some closed-loop liquid cooling for the CPU ? The latest radiator (h70 or antec 920) can be very beefy and be placed outside of the case with a little imagination.


PS: mikejsavage, did you read the thread "Cooler for Asus p8z77-I deluxe" on this forum ? (I don't have the faith to read all of it so I don't know if there is your answer in it).
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Benbass View Post

You can't invert the direction of the HDD so the cable are facing the front fan ? I was thinking about doing that way. frown.gif[/quote[

You have like an 1.5-2 inches of space if you flip an SSD but I think you'd struggle with a HDD. I can give you a definite answer on like monday (or earlier if you really want to know).
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Originally Posted by Benbass View Post

PS: mikejsavage, did you read the thread "Cooler for Asus p8z77-I deluxe" on this forum ? (I don't have the faith to read all of it so I don't know if there is your answer in it).

Yeah but it wasn't in there :<</div>
post #9 of 10
I can wait, don't worry. smile.gif I'm just thinking about a small pc to build, not planning to go for it soon.

I found a good photo of an HDD in the case and if you flip the HDD, it's never gonna fit because the HDD mounting holes are not symmetric.
Maybe with 90° cable connectors, you can put a big heatsink, maybe. xD
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
To answer my own question: yes but only if you use the smaller fan and clip it really wonkily. Hard drive connections get pretty tight when using the inner slots, but everything goes in ok.



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