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Link: http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/bitfenix_shinobi_review,6.html
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post #22 of 39
I would recommend not relying only what Vortez said about the CPU clearance.

My case is the Corsair 300R and according to Vortez: Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow which are 160mm in height could well struggle to fit.
They're wrong, I'm using the 212 and I know that the Havik 140 (166 mm of height) fits the 300R.

In my opinion, AnandTech's reviews seems more accurate about the CPU clearance.

I know that the Thermalright Mux 120 (160 mm of height) fits the Bitfenix Shinobi without issues.
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post #23 of 39
Thanks for the link.

I'm with edsel on this one. I have a mate who had Alpenfohn K2 in his. His RAM was too tall for the 120mm fan to fit but cooler fit no problem. I do know a Silver Arrow SB-E is a littel to tall. wink.gif
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by edsai View Post

I would recommend not relying only what Vortez said about the CPU clearance.

My case is the Corsair 300R and according to Vortez: Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow which are 160mm in height could well struggle to fit.
They're wrong, I'm using the 212 and I know that the Havik 140 (166 mm of height) fits the 300R.

In my opinion, AnandTech's reviews seems more accurate about the CPU clearance.

I know that the Thermalright Mux 120 (160 mm of height) fits the Bitfenix Shinobi without issues.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1183203/noctua-nh-d14-compatibility-list/50#post_17059383 rolleyes.gif
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post #25 of 39
Yes, I know that.
Clearance for the D14 isn't a problem for the 300R, but the fan mount locations are.

The 212 fits the 300R black side panel with the side panel fans but I've heard that the 300R window panel has clearance issues with the 212 and the side panel fans.
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post #26 of 39
The Thermaltake Frio quoted 165 mm of height fits the Shinobi window.

Look the post #7
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/forums/3,tech-talk/290,shinobi-heatsink/
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post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by noobiest View Post

Without going slimline or c-type, wouldn't most 120mm fit? Or would it have to drop down to 80-100mm?
They will DEFINITELY FIT. My case is 195mm wide and it fits this monster with 10mm to spare (Next step up is the Deepcool Assassin, alpenfohn K2 is a rebadged product with dark black fans)
and it's got 1 inch behind the motherboard for cable management
http://www.overclock.net/t/1377869/deepcool-neptwin-one-of-the-most-insane-bang-for-buck-air-coolers
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Don't know what the heck is going on with the LP heatsinks recommendations COME ON THIS IS A MID TOWER NOT A FREAKING HTPC
NH-D14 will fit in a shinobi it's only 160mm tall
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post #28 of 39
The Noctua NH-D14 fits the Shinobi.

I found a thread with pictures in another forum.
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post #29 of 39
Thread Starter 
You guys are awesome. I had looked at Bitfenix's site before posting but somehow missed the FAQ in support. Seems most 120mm coolers are 158-160mm, and the case supports 165mm. I just have to stay away from 140mm coolers/fans. Very minimal clearance left afterwards, but it fits!
And unless I'm mistaken, the fan mounting holes on the window version are positioned not over the cpu, but the graphics card so it can even accommodate a side fan? Looks like this will be much easier than I thought!
post #30 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thinking of going with a mid-range cooler. High end is amazing but I doubt the computer will be pushed too hard, and low end is just questionable.
Read one review and enjoy the looks of the Enermax ETS-T40-VD, but anyone actually know this thing, or have any other suggestions?
I know I've heard good things about the Xigmatek dark knight
Edited by noobiest - 4/12/13 at 6:30pm
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