Originally Posted by Jimbuki
I'm thinking of getting this beast for my new rig, and as novice user (also known as noob
) I'm worried about a couple of things. First is if it will fit inside my Corsair 400r case with enough clearance for my Corsair Vengeance memory sticks (mobo is Asus P8Z77 V-PRO). Second if the weight of this thing will damage the pcb of the motherboard if I carry the case to lan parties.
Noctua motherboard compatibility list http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&products_id=34&lng=en
Ram: NO, 52 mm is to tall to fit under the fins, under the fan is ok because it will adjust
Link to Corsair: http://www.corsair.com/support/faq/memory/
Link to Noctua Ram Compatibility : http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en
Quote from Noctua
"The NH-D14 is a big cooler that extends over the first RAM slots on most mainboards. The cooler offers sufficient clearance for all standard size memory modules, but you won’t be able to use memory modules higher than 44mm
. Corsair Dominator DDR3 modules can be used if the top heatspreader is removed as shown here. "
Case: YES, NH-D14 is 160mm (6.3 inches) vs. 400R outside chassis dimension of 8.1 in. (inside should give you 7.1 in. no problem)
should work just fine, although i have not found confirmation..got a ruler?
Link to NH-D14 dimensions: NH-D14 Dimensions http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=faqs_single&faqs_id=44
PCB damage: no guarantee either way, transporting the computer in a vehicle would be a way to break a PCB, simply because things happen you don't expect, like you dropped it.
I have transported mine laying on its side a few times and all went well, but i was paranoid as hell it would break
Edit: Oh and Welcome to OCN Edited by ryan w - 6/5/12 at 9:55am