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The top clearance is limited by the height of the heatpipes . . . only if you use 120mm fans. If you use 140mm fans like the NF-A15, the fans limit the height. See my review on Overclockers for lots of pics.



You could mutilate the D15 by prising off the top fin, but why?


I sank the fans down as low as they would go and they're a couple millimetres taller than the very tippy top of the heatpipes. Low profile ram is recommended. If it touches your side panel but it can still close, you'll probably be okay as long as it's not putting an undue amount of force onto the heatsink. Close enough for government work anyway.

 



Yup. I use ultra-low profile RAM, and still, the 140mm fan is a little taller than the heatpipes. That's why I always recommend ULP RAM.

BTW -- a good rule of thumb is that if you have a 120mm exhaust fan, you can fit a full tower heatsink like the Megahalems, the NH-D14 or the NH-D15.

That is a good rule of thumb that I hadn't even thought of!
post #982 of 1424
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BTW -- a good rule of thumb is that if you have a 120mm exhaust fan, you can fit a full tower heatsink like the Megahalems, the NH-D14 or the NH-D15.
Do keep in mind it's not always accurate. Best to know actual CPU clearance.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1491876/ways-to-better-cooling-airflow-cooler-fan-data/20_20#post_23232751
post #983 of 1424
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The top clearance is limited by the height of the heatpipes . . . only if you use 120mm fans. If you use 140mm fans like the NF-A15, the fans limit the height. See my review on Overclockers for lots of pics.

You could mutilate the D15 by prising off the top fin, but why?

its not an clearance issue biggrin.gif just wanted to take em off and paint them!
post #984 of 1424
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its not an clearance issue biggrin.gif just wanted to take em off and paint them!
Any reason to not just mask off rest of cooler and heat pipes above fin, then paint?
That way there is no chance of damaging fin or scratching heatpipes.
post #985 of 1424
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Any reason to not just mask off rest of cooler and heat pipes above fin, then paint?
That way there is no chance of damaging fin or scratching heatpipes.

I saw an image of someone removing a top fin on a noctua heatsink (dunno which model) and put vinylwrap on the top fin, cant find the image frown.gif
No, no particular reason other than it just would be alot easier...
post #986 of 1424
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I saw an image of someone removing a top fin on a noctua heatsink (dunno which model) and put vinylwrap on the top fin, cant find the image frown.gif
No, no particular reason other than it just would be alot easier...
Easier? poke.gif
If you had just masked and painted it would have been done in far less time than you've spent trying to figure out how to get it of cooler. tongue.gif
If you don't want the tops of pipes different, just slip some paper between top and second fin is all that is needed before painting.
post #987 of 1424
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Easier? poke.gif
If you had just masked and painted it would have been done in far less time than you've spent trying to figure out how to get it of cooler. tongue.gif
If you don't want the tops of pipes different, just slip some paper between top and second fin is all that is needed before painting.

You are right........

Also i found other pictures doin the method you suggested... now that i think about it sounds easier..

I think i'll go this route smile.gif









Source&Credit: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/70086-phantom-antique-noctua/
Edited by qvist - 12/3/15 at 3:08am
post #988 of 1424
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You are right........

Also i found other pictures doin the method you suggested... now that i think about it sounds easier..

I think i'll go this route smile.gif
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I have sprayed top of coolers with no masking at all. Very little gets into other fins. When going for theme color match a little fog / overspay on edges of other fins usually helps carry the theme anyway, and edges of fins do little / no cooling anway. I like using candy (translucent) paint as it is designed to be used over a gold or silver base coat, and this give a bright look to top. wink.gif
post #989 of 1424
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I have sprayed top of coolers with no masking at all. Very little gets into other fins. When going for theme color match a little fog / overspay on edges of other fins usually helps carry the theme anyway, and edges of fins do little / no cooling anway. I like using candy (translucent) paint as it is designed to be used over a gold or silver base coat, and this give a bright look to top. wink.gif

Your advice is much appreciated!
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Question. Would it be possible to mount an NH-D15 on a GTX 780, and a future GPU like a 980ti or even possibly fit Pascal in the future. I think it would be a cool idea for a build and would also be pretty quiet. I usually run all my case fans and heatsink fans at full speed anyway, although I'll be getting a new board for that reason and also to run some faster ram, my current board will only do 1600Mhz. I also want to get an m.2 ssd but that's neither here nor there.

Can I put an NH-D15 on a 780, is it smart?
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