Originally Posted by szeged
get the h100 from frys, use the rest of the money to update your case so you can fit it in
I would love to do that.. However I wanted to move to the 650d and that's a bit out of my price range at the moment.
Originally Posted by Bruennis
PH-TC14PE not going to fit in an Antec Nine Hundred unless you physically remove the fan clips on window panel. You also have all four ram slots occupied and depending how tall your DIMMS are the fan will likely sit at a height greater than 171mm which is far too tall for the 900 unless you lose the window panel and run it without the panel.
NH-D14 barely fits with the removal of window panel fan clips
Phanteks cooler is taller by about 1/2 inch...
I was expecting to cut off the clips for the fans.. But now that you say the fan height gets pushed up.. I think you saved me from getting a large air cooler? Or I can sell my 6x4gb sticks and get 2x8gb low profiles? That or I guess I'll have to go with a watercooler. It sucks that there is not precise answer on which is better and that I don't have the available funds to experiment and try with.
Originally Posted by Otterclock
The Phanteks is solid, and in the league of tower coolers that contains several units close enough in performance that they differ mostly by aesthetics or fan preference. Other tower coolers I would consider are the Noctua U14S/U12S, but they are aesthetically divisive. If going CLC I would go for an H90.
The H90 won't fit as I believe it's a 140mm and my case's rear fan is onlly 120mm.
= At this point I may just have to suck it up and maybe upgrade to a 600t? And get a decent cooler? = The thing is, I wanted to save for a 650d and next yearr I would get it, hopefully on sale and add my own custom water cooling loop. Thanks you guys, you respond fast.