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post #731 of 1427
hey guys, about to join the d15 club, but have a question about gpu clearance. im building on the asus x99 deluxe, which according to this review (http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Motherboards/ASUS-X99-Deluxe-Motherboard-Review/CPU-Cooler-Fit) fits the d15, but very tight clearance with the gpu. i see a lot of pics here of people running with simiarly tight space to the gpu without backplate (mine doesn't have a backplate either). is there a danger for shorting, and if so what do you guys do to protect it? i was thinking of putting a layer of 3m electrical tape between the d15 and the gpu. thanks!

oh btw moving the gpu down to the second pciex16 slot isnt an option since i am running SLI
post #732 of 1427
I have used tape or heat shrink on fan clips, a thin stiff piece of plastic between GPU and cooler, even cardboard will work.

Or get a cooler with same / similar performance that have better GPU clearance. At 75mm from center CPU to GPU side of cooler D15 is one of the widest there is. There are many that are 70mm and some with offset base are even less.
post #733 of 1427
Thank doyll. I have ordered a phanteks ph-tc14pe instead, and will be returning the d15 once it arrives. like you said the phanteks is similar in performance while being 10mm narrower so it should fit fine. i'll probably tape over the fan clips just in case anyway, as they do seem to protrude a bit over the heatsink tower itself from images.
post #734 of 1427
Nzxt 410 - will the nh-d15 fit in it with the side panel on?
post #735 of 1427
fitted a NH-D15 in a corsair carbide 300R (though had to put the second fan as a pull in the rear as my corsair vengeance ram where just too high and if I elevate the fan further I wouldn't be able to use the windowed side panel frown.gif

will provide pictures when I get back wink.gif
post #736 of 1427
switch from a xigmatek darknight cooler.


this thing is way easier to install then the xigmatek.

the xigmatek had to be screwed down just right. or the temp would be way high.

anyway.

I was in a hurry when I took the pic. so no pics with cover off.



I also have a 120mm intake fan in the front blowing air right at the cooler.
post #737 of 1427
Hello everyone.

Im posting as a last resort to get the information i need.

I have a Rosewill Blackhawk Mid Tower case, M5A99fx R2.0 motherboard, fx8350 cpu, gtx 980 reference GPU, and a Coolermaster Evo 212 that I REALLY want to replace with this cooler. Does anyone have experience with this cooler and my case?

I've measured my case and all but don't want to pull the trigger until I have talked with someone with this case and cooler.

It's either this or an h80i which i know fits but really don't want. An h100i is out of the question as it won't fit in my case.
post #738 of 1427
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Originally Posted by Op1ate View Post

Hello everyone.

Im posting as a last resort to get the information i need.

I have a Rosewill Blackhawk Mid Tower case, M5A99fx R2.0 motherboard, fx8350 cpu, gtx 980 reference GPU, and a Coolermaster Evo 212 that I REALLY want to replace with this cooler. Does anyone have experience with this cooler and my case?

I've measured my case and all but don't want to pull the trigger until I have talked with someone with this case and cooler.

It's either this or an h80i which i know fits but really don't want. An h100i is out of the question as it won't fit in my case.
Please don't get the H80i. Good air coolers are much better.

Can you tell me what your case and motherboard measurements are?
CPU clearance or motherboard to side cover clearance
RAM height above motherboard.
Back of GPU to centerline of CPU. Center of your 212 to back of GPU works too.
With those measurements I can tell you if D15 will fit, and if not what coolers will fit.
post #739 of 1427
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Please don't get the H80i. Good air coolers are much better.

Can you tell me what your case and motherboard measurements are?
CPU clearance or motherboard to side cover clearance
RAM height above motherboard.
Back of GPU to centerline of CPU. Center of your 212 to back of GPU works too.
With those measurements I can tell you if D15 will fit, and if not what coolers will fit.

It's about 3 1/2" from the center of my 212 to the back plate of my gpu. Probably 3 3/4 but im being on the safe side.

DO you know how much taller the d15 is than my 212? the reason im asking is a cant pull the cooler out to check right now.

Also I have crucial ballistix ram which is pretty low profile so Im not worried about it.

I know the d14 will fit but I really want something with more umph. I really want to raise the voltage of my 8350 past stock cause I already have 4.5ghz at stock voltage but the 212 cant handle the heat when running prime 95 for more than a minute and a half.

pcpartpicker says it'll fit but I dont really trust they know what they are talking about 100% of the time.
Edited by Op1ate - 1/29/15 at 4:12pm
post #740 of 1427
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Originally Posted by Op1ate View Post

It's about 3 1/2" from the center of my 212 to the back plate of my gpu. Probably 3 3/4 but im being on the safe side.

DO you know how much taller the d15 is than my 212? the reason im asking is a cant pull the cooler out to check right now.

Also I have crucial ballistix ram which is pretty low profile so Im not worried about it.

I know the d14 will fit but I really want something with more umph. I really want to raise the voltage of my 8350 past stock cause I already have 4.5ghz at stock voltage but the 212 cant handle the heat when running prime 95 for more than a minute and a half.

pcpartpicker says it'll fit but I dont really trust they know what they are talking about 100% of the time.


D-15 and 212 are almost exactly the same height. Here is a picture of my 212 next to my D-15


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