Originally Posted by riesenklotz
Has anyone fit the bequiet shadow rock lp in there yet?
I have Shadow Rock Lp. Clearance with SFX PSU and Silverstone PP08 adapter is around 1cm.
I'm running it with:
-Asus Z170i Pro Gaming
-Open-Air GTX 1060 6GB
-2x8GB G.Skill RipJaws
I haven't had time to test different cooler orientations or OC capability in depth, but here is some thoughts:
With this combo of parts you can only fit cooler fins against airflow coming from front of the case. So without ghettomodding sidepanel of the case or leaving GPU out you can have Shadow Rock Lp installed either heatpipes towards back of the case (whole cooler gets closer to back) or heatpipes towards front of the case. I tried both with fans pushing air down and here is some pros and cons:
Heatpipes towards front of case:
+Most of the cooler is not cowered by PSU, so airflow to fan is better
+There is more space in back, so hot air has better way out. I have one extra NF-A9x14 fan zip tied to side of case to help with this
-Fits only low profile ram Ended up removing heatsinks from my rams
Heatpipes towards back of case:
-Airflow to fan is bit more restricted by PSU
-I felt that MB is getting bit hotter because air has no way out from back
Currently I have cooler installed heatpipes towards front, and I'm not planning on changing it. In future I will try overclocking, but it probably won't handle a lot. I'm also interested in trying to move PSU to front of case and using higher cooler, but that's not going to happen soon.