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I've been looking everywhere on the web and I can't seem to find answers for my specific scenario so here goes:


Does anybody know if a Zalman 9500AT will fit in a Cooler Master 330 Elite case?
post #2 of 15
I would say yes because I put a Zalman 9700 CPU HS and fan into an Antec NSK6500 case and had plenty of room to spare (approx 2 "), and my case is only 0.25" wider then yours. I would say that it should definately fit into any case that has a 120mm fan in the rear, which your case has.
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post #3 of 15
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It's weird. I looked at the supposed specifications for my case and I'm measring what the size of my case actually is, and it's not as wide as it says it should be.

In fact the only measurement that's accurate is it's height.
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It's weird. I looked at the supposed specifications for my case and I'm measring what the size of my case actually is, and it's not as wide as it says it should be.

In fact the only measurement that's accurate is it's height.
I also put the 9700 into a case that only had an 80mm rear case fan. Hopefully someone will respond with the same case!
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post #5 of 15
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Me too, thank you for heping though =)
post #6 of 15
Your case seems normal enough to fit it. Actually I wanted to ask why don;lt you get a 9700? I mean a newegg comparison shows that its preferred to give 5 more euro and get the 9700..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

At any rate your case looks normal enough to fit that monster in ^^
    
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The specs at Anandtech state it is 125mm tall. There are 25.4mm in an inch, so it is only 4.9 inches tall. Does that help? messure from approx 1/4 inch above the CPU socket for a rough estimate...
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post #8 of 15
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Actually, I do better in Centimeters than I do with inches =)
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Actually, I do better in Centimeters than I do with inches =)
Should have known, your in Canada! I spent 8 years in England so I got used to the metric system!
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post #10 of 15
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Woohoo rejoice! it fits, with some room to spare. What's better is that now at full load, it sits a full 15-16 degrees cooler than before. Booyah! That was worth the 2 hours of installation :S
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