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post #1 of 30
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Hi guys,

I'm putting a new rig together and I'm really having a hard time finding the right CPU fan. Here is what I'm getting


CPU: 6900K

Mobo: MSI x99a xpower (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130935)

RAM: G.Skill F4-3200C16Q-64GTZKW (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232329)

I'll also be running Crossfire, so I need the top PCIe slot. Basically my two requirements for the fan are:


1.) quiet - the quietest possible fan, I don't plan on overclocking (I know, right?), so extreme cooling is not needed.

2.) enough clearance to keep PCIe 1 open, enough for the RAM, as well.


I would really love to hit the "Buy" button by the end of Memorial Day, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks
post #2 of 30
wow those are high end components. what's your budget (price ceiling)?

Noctua NH-D15S D-Style is good.


Thermalright True Spirit 140 is also really good


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One contender with a dealbreaker is the Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin b/c it blocks high-profile memory.


Another is the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3


Also heard the Cryorig R1 Universal may have issues with the x99
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Thanks bb, those are some helpful photos. I'm really digging the Noctua,I love how quiet they are, but I've been reading that the D15S may be covering the top PCIe.

Worst case scenario, I may go with the NH-U14S, hoping it's going to be enough clearance and cooling...
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Thanks bb, those are some helpful photos. I'm really digging the Noctua,I love how quiet they are, but I've been reading that the D15S may be covering the top PCIe.

Worst case scenario, I may go with the NH-U14S, hoping it's going to be enough clearance and cooling...

Nope. The D15S has an offset base design to NOT block the 1st PCIe slot. The D15 and U14, however, can block the first slot.

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Nice! Thanks Cat!

I guess my problem is solved thumb.gif
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Nice! Thanks Cat!

I guess my problem is solved thumb.gif

Or not. Dang! The Xpower has a really, really tight 1st location - it's almost in the cpu socket! Not sure any large air cooler will not block it.

Check Noctua compatibility here: http://noctua.at/en/products/cpu-cooler-retail/nh-d15s#socket_2769

Quote:
LGA2011-3 MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium:

The cooler is extending over the first PCI-E x16 slot, so please use the other available PCI-E slot(s) for your video card(s).

Do you need to use that 1st slot? (There's 4 other slots available)
post #7 of 30
Quick scale measuring shows PCIe near side to center CPU at 69mm.
RAM is 55mm

Not sure why Noctua is saying NH-D15S won't clear. It is 67mm center base to near side of fin pack.

Maybe look at some different motherboards?
Maybe shorter RAM too. I think Trident Z is 44mm. Actual RAM module without fufu fins is 31.2 mm tall .. and DDR4 does not need fufu cooling fins. rolleyes.gif
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Ouch! And I was so close... smile.gif

I'm looking at the NH-U14S and it says that it will clear RAM, but not the first PCI, but turning it 90 degrees should clear the PCI-E... Maybe that's my only option at this point, I don't mind the fan blowing up regardless.

Cat - I need the 1st slot to run CF @ x16, according to the MSI papers.

doyll - I prefer to stick with MSI, been very happy with them, plus it offers everything I need.
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wth.gif If as you claim the NH-D15S does not clear PCIe sockets, then how can NH-U14S clear them? headscratch.gif

NH-D15S is 67mm center base toward PCIe socket and Noctua says it will not fit.
NH-U14S is 75mm center base toward PCIe socket .. 8mm farther toward PCIe sockets.

True Spirit 140 rev. A is very good, but it is 69mm center base toward PCie sockets
Edited by doyll - 9/5/16 at 8:39am
post #10 of 30
i know you are saying no extreem cooling needed but what about a small 120 all in one cooler. would almost guarantee clearance issues and could add or keep the fans pretty low
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