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Zalman Z9 Neo - Will the CPU Cooler fit?

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Have just got myself a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 and am unsure if I should purchase this case due to the size constraint.

The manufacturer sites state the Z9 Neo will fit 160mm CPU Coolers and that the Dark Rock Pro 3 is 163mm tall.

Is this a huge problem as it's only 3mm, would I be able to fit it in without applying pressure on the CPU or would I have to look at getting a different (more expensive) case?

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Originally Posted by Radiowaves7 View Post

Have just got myself a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 and am unsure if I should purchase this case due to the size constraint.

The manufacturer sites state the Z9 Neo will fit 160mm CPU Coolers and that the Dark Rock Pro 3 is 163mm tall.

Is this a huge problem as it's only 3mm, would I be able to fit it in without applying pressure on the CPU or would I have to look at getting a different (more expensive) case?

PC Build:

Processor:
i5 6600k (Skylake)

Motherboard:
ASUS z170 Pro

RAM:
Corsair Vengeance 16GB @ 2400Mhz (CL14)

CPU Cooler:
BE Quiet! Dark! Rock Pro 3

PSU:
EVGA Supernove G2 650W

Depends if they rate it with a little bit of extra room or if they do it exactly to the panel, if they give a tiny bit of extra you should be ok if not a bit of rub. idk how good it would look being that tight though. I'd probably look for another case. Whats your price point?
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I've seen a z9 neo with a D14 (se 2011) inside, almost no extra room bit it fits, so a DRP3 should fits too.

edit: found this https://cdn.pcpartpicker.com/static/forever/images/userbuild/170226.2bfb979eadb9cee25c6fad8b8fb238f6.b732b26cc66b511de54efc564e790e9f.1600.jpg
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Originally Posted by mat311 View Post

I've seen a z9 neo with a D14 (se 2011) inside, almost no extra room bit it fits, so a DRP3 should fits too.

edit: found this https://cdn.pcpartpicker.com/static/forever/images/userbuild/170226.2bfb979eadb9cee25c6fad8b8fb238f6.b732b26cc66b511de54efc564e790e9f.1600.jpg

Thank you, that's exactly what I was looking for! Couldn't find a picture anywhere.

It does look like it's tight but proves it will fit.
    
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