Originally Posted by Mark030
I just ordered the SG09 and have a couple questions if someone can help me out.
I am planning to go with the NH-D14 cooler and was wondering about clearance issues with RAM and Case Side Fans. Are there some RAM that won't work with it and is there enough clearance to run 2 x 92mm and 1 x 120mm side case fans? This will be on the ASUS Maximus V Gene M/B with an i5 3570k.
I see there are few people running this motherboard in their SG09, can someone also tell me if there is enough clearance with that cooler and this motherboard to have both a Gigabyte GTX770 O/C GPU and a PCIE NIC (ASUS PCE-AC66 specifically).
with the D14 I had to remove the top "fins" of the Corsair Dominator ram I had picked up to go with a different build. I'd imagine anything high like that would have issues, such as the old OCZ heatpipe RAM, etc.
The 120mm fan in the front spot will depend mostly on your PSU and the way the plug is oriented. If it is similar to a Silverstone PSU plug (I think I looked at Striders most recently) then you should be fine. If like a Seasonic plug, then you will likely have issues. It can also depend on the plug location - better if more centralized on the back of the PSU and not as good if closer to an edge.
looks pretty good. You might want to read up on Haswell procs as you might be able to get what you are after with Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge and possibly save some money. HardOCP had a good review.Edited by yahu - 6/5/13 at 11:13am