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post #61 of 65
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Please define "motherboard to heatsink".
Please define "clearance of the heatsinks?
I'm trying to help.
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And I greatly appreciate that smile.gif

What I mean is that how do you measure it? What do you call the space between the heatsink/cooler and the motherboard? That red stripe, what do you call that space?
post #62 of 65
The heatsink base if the bottom of the cooler... cooler base.
"cooler base to fins" is just that.. the cooler base/top of CPU to fins.. obviously the first fins you can measure to are the bottom fins. wink.gif

The top of CPU is 6-8mm above motherboard surface. So if cooler has 42.3mm* + 7 = 49.3mm from motherboard to bottom of fins on cooler.

*cooler base to fins



RAM is only a couple of mm above motherboard at most. So the top 52mm RAM is less than 54mm above motherboard.

These measurements may leave you with lots (5-8mm) more clearance than needed. But I would rather error leaving you more clearance than not have enough.

Any time I can get more accurate data I add it. But I'm no computer master or Excel master so I'm putting together that kind of database/spreadsheet. Just some simple lists.
post #63 of 65
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

The heatsink base if the bottom of the cooler... cooler base.
"cooler base to fins" is just that.. the cooler base/top of CPU to fins.. obviously the first fins you can measure to are the bottom fins. wink.gif
The top of CPU is 6-8mm above motherboard surface. So if cooler has 42.3mm* + 7 = 49.3mm from motherboard to bottom of fins on cooler.
*cooler base to fins
RAM is only a couple of mm above motherboard at most. So the top 52mm RAM is less than 54mm above motherboard.
These measurements may leave you with lots (5-8mm) more clearance than needed. But I would rather error leaving you more clearance than not have enough.
Any time I can get more accurate data I add it. But I'm no computer master or Excel master so I'm putting together that kind of database/spreadsheet. Just some simple lists.

Alright, I think I might have it now. Thanks for clearing that up, that was very informative smile.gif

I do think though, that it seems that the Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure Edition is a great value for money. Although I really like the Noctua D14 as well :>
post #64 of 65
Thank Doyll for all these information !thumb.gifredface.gif
My 2012-13 build
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Intel Core i7 2700K Intel Extreme Series Desktop Board DZ68BC  EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB 
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Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB 
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My 2012-13 build
(23 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700K Intel Extreme Series Desktop Board DZ68BC  EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Hyperx Blu 8GB Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
MoDisc DVD Rom Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler 120mm Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition (r... 120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (bottom in... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
120mm Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-PS (top exhau... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM 64-bit French Acer S230HL 23inch monitor Acer X203W 20inch monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II keyboard Cooler Master GX 750 PSU Corsair Carbide 500R Black Case Razer DeathAdder Mouse 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Diablo 3 Witch Doctor Mousepad Harman Kardon Champagne Black audio DEMCi Flex Fan Filters 
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post #65 of 65
No problem.

Let us know what you end up doing.smile.gif
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