Originally Posted by ancienthackist
The Noctua CPU cooler you listed shows a height > 90 mm with both fans - did you pull the top fan off to make it clear the case? I'm interested in why you chose that cooler over the big shuriken I see talked about here quite a bit... I am planning a build with the same mobo and case but the non-K cpu and an EVGA GTX 960 to lower the thermal and financial loads a bit :-).
No argument from me... I went through the same pains of making the CPU cooler decision. I noticed you are planing on building in a FTZ01... I used a ML07 which is exactly the same internal layout (as is the RVZ01.) Anyway... after reading every single post in this forum... and based on recorded temperatures I went with the Cryorig C1. Another member here Shwoking
did a lot of testing with various coolers and finally settled on the C1. Both shwoking and I selected the Asrock Fatal1ty z170 due to its features and how well it works in these cases.The C1 and Asrock Fatal1ty z170 is a match made in heaven as well as providing awesome cooling.
Note: Be aware the C1 comes with a 15mm fan. The work around, as developed by Shwoking... was to swap it out with a Cryorig XF140, 25mm x 140mm fan with 120mm mounting holes
) and attaching it to the case cover grill rather than to the Cryorig C1 heatsink. It worked for him so I went the same route. Works great. Not saying its the only solution... just something to consider.
Here's a pic posted by shwoking. It shows the C1 cooler mounted on a Asrock Fatal1ty z170 and the 25mm fan mounted on the case cover. I have 24 photos of my build
loaded in the gallery but none of them showing the C1 set up like this pic from Shwoking.