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I'm on the fence about getting this case, Silverstone claims 165mm max for CPU coolers. But the silentpc review says 170. Before picking a case I ordered a cooler today that's 166mm the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2. I'm curious if this will actually fit.
Edited by quebert - 10/23/13 at 8:59pm
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the discrepancy is in the side panel. on the none windowed version there is acoustic foam on the side panel. so if you have taller coolers it would press up against the acoustic foam.

if you are talking about only 1 mm of difference, i'd say it would be fine. silverstone is just being conservative to cover their arse smile.gif I use a 160mm height cooler on my FT02, and i can tell you there is more then 5mm of additional clearance between my cooler and the side panel. 166mm would come close to the foam, but i wouldn't actually touch the foam. going to 170mm on the other hand, you'll likely be touching and pushing up against the acoustic foam alittle.
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the discrepancy is in the side panel. on the none windowed version there is acoustic foam on the side panel. so if you have taller coolers it would press up against the acoustic foam.

if you are talking about only 1 mm of difference, i'd say it would be fine. silverstone is just being conservative to cover their arse smile.gif I use a 160mm height cooler on my FT02, and i can tell you there is more then 5mm of additional clearance between my cooler and the side panel. 166mm would come close to the foam, but i wouldn't actually touch the foam. going to 170mm on the other hand, you'll likely be touching and pushing up against the acoustic foam alittle.

Hummm, thanks for posting. I'm not sure I should push it though. If I return the heatsink unopened I can get a refund. If I open it and it doesn't fit I'm screwed. 166's definitely pushing it. I'm going to get the windowed one, I'm looking at pics right now and the window looks mounted inside, which would lose me a few MM's. I'm also not sure what the actual height of the heatsink with Be Quiet! saying on the specs page that the size is "without mounting material." Which means it might be bigger than 166.
Edited by quebert - 10/24/13 at 1:35pm
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not really. i've seen FT02 with phantek installed

here is a build with some good pic's

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2215039

there is plenty of clearance even with windowed side pane.

I suppose you can say it has about 168 to 169mm before even touching the acoustic foam and there is 4mm worth of acoustic foam on the side panel.

but it's up to you what you want to do.
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

not really. i've seen FT02 with phantek installed

here is a build with some good pic's

That link

there is plenty of clearance even with windowed side pane.

I suppose you can say it has about 168 to 169mm before even touching the acoustic foam and there is 4mm worth of acoustic foam on the side panel.

but it's up to you what you want to do.

HUMMMMMM biggrin.gif I figured I could squeeze a heatsink that claims to be 1mm over what Silverstone says, but I was taking into account extra mm's for the cpu socket. I guess I'll have to try it worst case scenario I use the case without the side panel on it lol.

Thanks for the link, it definitely makes me confident it should fit, even it's just by a hair.
Edited by quebert - 10/24/13 at 2:43pm
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