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Does anyone know offhand what the clearance would be for a cpu air cooler assuming you mount a side fan?

I sold the case awhile ago but considering getting again.

I would be mounting a NZXT or Antec 200mm fan in the door. The NZXT site indicates 170mm of clearance for cpu coolers but I do not know if this inclusive or exclusive of a door fan. I was using an H50 on my old setup but now I need all available slots for hard drives.
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Does anyone know offhand what the clearance would be for a cpu air cooler assuming you mount a side fan?
I sold the case awhile ago but considering getting again.
I would be mounting a NZXT or Antec 200mm fan in the door. The NZXT site indicates 170mm of clearance for cpu coolers but I do not know if this inclusive or exclusive of a door fan. I was using an H50 on my old setup but now I need all available slots for hard drives.

Welcome back smile.gif

I've seen some people stuff really big heatsinks in there, but I'm not positive. Its 170MM w/o fan, the fan is 30, so you're looking at 140MM max height. (maybe 139, I've seen both mentioned)

Make sure you buy a NZXT 200MM fan, they use a proprietary 190MM size that they just call 200. Only their fans work without ziptie'ing one on. I actually have an extra one NIB that NZXT sent me instead of my LED strip (figure that one out, lmao) that I'd be happy to sell you for $12
     
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Actually the Antec Bigboy 200mm fits perfectly as well and is higher CFM/quieter.

Only problem is its getting hard to find (sold mine when I sold my old Vulcan).

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Actually the Antec Bigboy 200mm fits perfectly as well and is higher CFM/quieter.
Only problem is its getting hard to find (sold mine when I sold my old Vulcan).

Hmm, strange, never seen a 200MM fan actually fit, maybe Antec's is 190 as well tongue.gif
     
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Hmm, strange, never seen a 200MM fan actually fit, maybe Antec's is 190 as well tongue.gif

yep,
both are 192mm fans.
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My Thermolabs BADA touched my NZXT 200mm fan, and that heatsink is only 136mm tall. I'd say you're bigger problem is going to be the metal on the side panel and not the mesh. With some cpu sockets you may have a max of 140mm. You could get the 92mm Asetek all in one unit, but for that much money you might be better off trying to cram a Noctua C14 in there.
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Just wanted to post my Vulcan i just finished hope you guys like it got more pics coming soon!
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Looks nice and clean.
Please post detailed configuration and more photos.
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My Thermolabs BADA touched my NZXT 200mm fan, and that heatsink is only 136mm tall. I'd say you're bigger problem is going to be the metal on the side panel and not the mesh. With some cpu sockets you may have a max of 140mm. You could get the 92mm Asetek all in one unit, but for that much money you might be better off trying to cram a Noctua C14 in there.

Looks like the Coolermaster Gemini is the only choice then. Apparently its only 105mm high with a fan mounted on it.
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Looks like the Coolermaster Gemini is the only choice then. Apparently its only 105mm high with a fan mounted on it.

I had that cooler, it was pretty decent for how cheap and small it was. Think it was the GeminII S or something.
     
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Hi all,

Firstly I am a new owner and new to the forums, already read some brilliant posts about some awesome machines!

I built a new PC for SWTOR as my laptop doesn't run it brilliantly. I started off with a mITX board in a small case due to space restrictions in my room. That was a disaster in waiting....I couldn't cool anything well and my CPU was nearing 90 degrees and my GPU nearer the 100.

I bought a new case (NZXT Vulcan) and some additional cooling (Antec Kuhler 620 and 2 x 120mm (for radiator), 2 x 120mm, 200mm and 92mm fans and also a GELID Icy Vision Rev 2 for my GPU, both CPU and GPU running IC7 thermal compound. Now that should be enough cooling for anything! I have changed fan orientation and flow routes to some degree its helped but not fixed. My TIM application is the recommended by both IC and nVidia, although I have tried all others. My setup is currently - Push/pull set up on the front, exhaust from rad is going to the GPU, the GPU then pushes vertical where I have the 2 x 120mm's and and a 92mm exhausting. The 200mm is on the side of the case as inlet.

Now even after all this I am still getting ridiculously high temps in game, when I was questing with a friend the other night I logged off and I had hit 97 degrees on my GPU (my second one as I got the first replaced as I thought it was faulty). My CPU is ok now, running 45-50 degrees loaded.

Using this to monitor temps; http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Amazon have said they will refund me, but I don't know what to go for. Are radeon's cooler running? I will have around £200 to spend but I have not had a ATI card in a very long time!

My current build is;

Zotax Z68ITZ A-E mITX WiFi Motherboard
i5 2500k
8gb Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600Mhz
EVGA GTX560Ti DS Superclocked + Gelid Icy Vision Rev 2 Cooler
Antec Kuhler 620 H20
128gb SSD
300GB SATA 7200rpm HDD
550w OCZ PSU
4 x 120mm, 1 x 200mm, 1 x 92mm

Hope someone can help

This was my previous setup which worked best but still the hot air from the radiator is feeding the GPU and as the CPU temp increases so does the GPUs air flow in. (PLEASE NOTE I took this image from this thread as it was as close to my setup as I could find, I hope the owner doesn't mind!)

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I tried this one to no avail as the GPU is fighting off the inlet air from the fan on the top but it stops the hot air from the radiator feeding the GPU.
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Any ideas or comments?

Rob
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