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post #81 of 176
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Originally Posted by note View Post

EVGA confirmed that the PSU could power a GTX 780ti. I wouldn't recommend using anything lower than a 780 if you're planning on gaming at 1440p.. thumb.gif

Awesome. Turns out EVGA had a Hadron Air giveaway recently with a GTX 780 ACX, so I'll take their word on it.

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Originally Posted by Airborn View Post

Update 12.03.13 Otherwise the c14 arrived yesturday and I test fitted it. And it does fit. But wow what a tight squeeze. I had to remove the top back fan because of the c14 pipes were hitting it. Secondly I tried replacing the too front fan with the extra noctua fan from thr c14 and that also blocked the cooler so I had to stick with thr stock fan as a exhaust fan.
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I'm currently running just a single fan until my slim fan arrives to fit above the Noctua. FOR THE RECORD: You have 22.4mm of space between the highest point on the Noctua and the roof of the case. I purchased a Scythe Slipstream which is 120x12 when I ordered all my parts, but I am going to order some Yate Loon 120x20mm fans as they do double the CFM and are a touch quieter.

So the Noctua C14 won't fit without removing one of the 120mm fans at the top of the case. Is the C14 worth just getting even with a 12mm replacement fan, or would it better to just get a CPU cooler that fits well such as the NH-L9i, etc?
post #82 of 176
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Originally Posted by Coreda View Post

Awesome. Turns out EVGA had a Hadron Air giveaway recently with a GTX 780 ACX, so I'll take their word on it.

So the Noctua C14 won't fit without removing one of the 120mm fans at the top of the case. Is the C14 worth just getting even with a 12mm replacement fan, or would it better to just get a CPU cooler that fits well such as the NH-L9i, etc?

Well you still have the fan under the C14 and you could possibly mount the top fan on the cooler, Haven't tried, but maybe it could be done. But at the end of the day if you go smaller you loose more heatshink real estate. It also depends what overall look of the build your going for and also just depends on what you want inside your case. Every build is different.
post #83 of 176
Hi Airborn, I'm currently using a Z87E-ITX motherboard myself and I also plan to buy this case.

I hope you don't mind helping me answer these questions.

Did you get any problem installing the backplate of the C12P cooler?

Do the holes for the mounting brackets perfectly align with the holes inside the case?

Does the edge of the motherboard touch the fan?

If it doesn't, how short is the gap?


I'm planning to get a Xigmatek Loki II which has a backplate for socket 1150. Do you think the plate will fit nicely?


Cheers thumb.gif
post #84 of 176
Oops...sorry

I thought the fan was a Noctua NH-C12P...

Just realized it's actually a C14!
post #85 of 176
I'm thinking about building mine with impact and c14. It looks like it might work with the heatsinks facing down but I'm very interested in whether anyone else has tried this particular combo.
post #86 of 176
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Originally Posted by Goddajoe View Post

I'm thinking about building mine with impact and c14. It looks like it might work with the heatsinks facing down but I'm very interested in whether anyone else has tried this particular combo.

I have the same case and i thought about doing the same with my Impact when i get it (it's in the mail) but i think the CPU slot is too centered for the C-14 so i went with the NH-U9B instead because i was sure the C-14 would interfere with the GPU. I might be wrong though, i don't have the mobo in hand yet.

Edit: Although i guess you could mount it horizontally and that might work
Edited by Aggromuffin - 1/13/14 at 5:35pm
post #87 of 176
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Originally Posted by ***steven View Post

I have the same case and i thought about doing the same with my Impact when i get it (it's in the mail) but i think the CPU slot is too centered for the C-14 so i went with the NH-U9B instead because i was sure the C-14 would interfere with the GPU. I might be wrong though, i don't have the mobo in hand yet.

Edit: Although i guess you could mount it horizontally and that might work

Hmmm yes it is centered and c14 is offset. If i go horizontal with heat pipes to the rear it might work with removing the hd cage.

It really seems like the cpu was in the exact right spot for the c14. Airborn is there space in any direction other than up?
post #88 of 176
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Originally Posted by Vaedoris View Post

Hi Airborn, I'm currently using a Z87E-ITX motherboard myself and I also plan to buy this case.

I hope you don't mind helping me answer these questions.

Did you get any problem installing the backplate of the C12P cooler?

Do the holes for the mounting brackets perfectly align with the holes inside the case?

Does the edge of the motherboard touch the fan?

If it doesn't, how short is the gap?


I'm planning to get a Xigmatek Loki II which has a backplate for socket 1150. Do you think the plate will fit nicely?


Cheers thumb.gif

Well its not the C12 but the C14. Nope had no problem at all, was plenty of room behind the mobo for the backplate.

Yip the holes align perfectly and with noctua you can adjust them to meet your motherboard needs.

No the mobo doesnt touch the fan, probably about a 5mm gap.

Hope this helps
post #89 of 176
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Originally Posted by ***steven View Post

I have the same case and i thought about doing the same with my Impact when i get it (it's in the mail) but i think the CPU slot is too centered for the C-14 so i went with the NH-U9B instead because i was sure the C-14 would interfere with the GPU. I might be wrong though, i don't have the mobo in hand yet.

Edit: Although i guess you could mount it horizontally and that might work

It looks like with the impact mobo the cpu is the right part of the mobo that the cooler wouldn't interfere with the gpu but the problem is that the impact board has the upright mounted power board at the top of it and that would i think collide with the C14 heat pipes.

Im not too sure about mounting it horizontally because looking at my case now there isnt enough room from the back of the case to the hdd to fit the C14 in, I guess one could remove the hdd cage and then it would fit.
post #90 of 176
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Originally Posted by Airborn View Post

It looks like with the impact mobo the cpu is the right part of the mobo that the cooler wouldn't interfere with the gpu but the problem is that the impact board has the upright mounted power board at the top of it and that would i think collide with the C14 heat pipes.

Im not too sure about mounting it horizontally because looking at my case now there isnt enough room from the back of the case to the hdd to fit the C14 in, I guess one could remove the hdd cage and then it would fit.
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Originally Posted by Goddajoe View Post

I'm thinking about building mine with impact and c14. It looks like it might work with the heatsinks facing down but I'm very interested in whether anyone else has tried this particular combo.

Ah, yes, sorry. I removed the HDD cage in mine and i think of that as the default but you're definitely right. That would probably be in the way
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