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Originally Posted by Ruckol1;12323699 
Yes

I was wondering that too. I think a NH-D14 would look pretty bad ass crammed in there. When I built my rig I ordered all my parts sight unseen. I really wanted to pull the trigger on the Noctua, but from the measurements I just couldn't really tell if it would or not.

Despite reviews I read that said only the 110mm version would fit, I was able to cram the Zalman 9900MAX with the 135mm fan in there. Dimension wise from top to bottom I still have some wiggle room, as with front to back. Height wise, from the mother board to the mesh, not so much.

Zalman: 94(L) x 131(W) x 152(H)mm

Noctua:158(L) x 140(W) x 160(H)mm

Comparing it to mine, the Noctua would extend into that mesh pocket by 8mm. And I think the top of the side panel cut out for the mesh would obstruct it by about 10mm. If I come across some mad money I'd love to give it a try.
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Originally Posted by Ruckol1;12323699 
Yes

I'm highly doubtful that the NH-D14 Will fit - There's a height limit of around 145mm-150mm unless it's not a very long (upwards) cooler.

I've just ordered the CNPSX10 Flex which has great reviews and temperatures coming very, very close to the high-end cooling such as the NH-D14, Megahalems and Venemous X however at only 150mm - with a removeable top which is rendered useless, this is a great little cooler that'll fit into this case and will perform extremely close to the prementioned heatsinks/fans.

CNPS10Xflex_pspc.jpg

The 'Flex' version is supplied without fans for a reasonable price of around $35, I bought some Xilence fans @ 68CFM at only 21.2db(A) which I'm going to pair with these on my AMD setup.

Aside from the CNPSX10 Flex I'd also recommend the H50 for this case - I've spent extensive time looking into coolers for this case and my motherboard.
Note; I'm using an AM3 880GM-UD2H - The processor sits at exactly the same height as on a P55 board.
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I have a CNPSX10 Flex sitting in one of my plastic bins. I used it for a while, they are fantastic air coolers (albeit a little pricey). I'd pair it with two scythe gentletyphoons, myself smile.gif

This case handles the H50 well too, mounted in the front fan bay.
    
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I have a CNPSX10 Flex sitting in one of my plastic bins. I used it for a while, they are fantastic air coolers (albeit a little pricey). I'd pair it with two scythe gentletyphoons, myself smile.gif

This case handles the H50 well too, mounted in the front fan bay.

I decided to go with the Xilence as they were 68CFM/21.4db(A) which was only 0.4db(A) more than the GT's and 18CFM more, I just hope the numbers are representative of performance.

I personally found that removing the HDD bay from the front increased airflow and lowered temps by 1-3c, so I bought the Flex with the airflow in mind.

Very anxious for it to arrive on Friday, can't wait to see 4.0+ overlocks on my 1100t.
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Originally Posted by HenryParry;12326170 
I decided to go with the Xilence as they were 68CFM/21.4db(A) which was only 0.4db(A) more than the GT's and 18CFM more, I just hope the numbers are representative of performance.

I personally found that removing the HDD bay from the front increased airflow and lowered temps by 1-3c, so I bought the Flex with the airflow in mind.

Very anxious for it to arrive on Friday, can't wait to see 4.0+ overlocks on my 1100t.

The Gentle Typhoons have other attributes other than CFM (static pressure) that are best noise/performance ratio. Im' sure there's more but I'm not exactly a guru.
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post #806 of 2409
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Originally Posted by Ruckol1;12326301 
The Gentle Typhoons have other attributes other than CFM (static pressure) that are best noise/performance ratio. Im' sure there's more but I'm not exactly a guru.

Ahh, I'm more clueless than you. So long as I can reach 4.2ghz or so on air I'll be happy. Any more is a bonus.
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I don't trust ratings that claim 68CFM at 21db... Barely any fans can pull higher than a 2:1 ratio from my experience. Gentle Typhoons are neat because while their db rating isn't that amazing, their sound is MUCH easier on the ears. Also, they sip power, with the fastest model using less than 1 watt wink.gif

GTs have the coolest bearing of all fans, they spin for quite a while after their power is cutoff... so smooth! smile.gif
    
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Originally Posted by staryoshi;12326838 
I don't trust ratings that claim 68CFM at 21db... Barely any fans can pull higher than a 2:1 ratio from my experience. Gentle Typhoons are neat because while their db rating isn't that amazing, their sound is MUCH easier on the ears. Also, they sip power, with the fastest model using less than 1 watt wink.gif

GTs have the coolest bearing of all fans, they spin for quite a while after their power is cutoff... so smooth! smile.gif

This! Agreed.

I think it's extremely important for people to understand that there are lots of fans that have a low db rating but "sound" loud. And obviously, there are some that have a high db rating but the sound is easy on the ears. smile.gif
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Got my Vulcan in today, spent hours gutting out my other system and putting this one together and didn't even finish.

Was a pain in the ass to get the motherboard in while the top fans and power supply were installed. On top of not being able to route the 8 pin power connector around through the back of the motherboard tray via the CPU hole area, it wouldn't even plug in due to the top fans being installed.

The Maximus III GENE has the same location as the 8pin power connector as my current motherboard. Did anyone else encounter this problem? I'm going to give it another shot tomorrow but was too frustrated to continue.
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs;12330652 
Got my Vulcan in today, spent hours gutting out my other system and putting this one together and didn't even finish.

Was a pain in the ass to get the motherboard in while the top fans and power supply were installed. On top of not being able to route the 8 pin power connector around through the back of the motherboard tray via the CPU hole area, it wouldn't even plug in due to the top fans being installed.

The Maximus III GENE has the same location as the 8pin power connector as my current motherboard. Did anyone else encounter this problem? I'm going to give it another shot tomorrow but was too frustrated to continue.

I encountered that as well. I wound up running my cable over my video card and up the backside of my GPU. Some have use an extension and ran it along the bottom side of the psu and up the back. I'm off to work now but I'll post some pics tonight. Check out N10248's post here, he has some great pics of this: http://www.overclock.net/small-form-factor-systems/774308-official-nzxt-vulcan-owners-club-77.html#post12260392
Edited by Devilguns - 2/10/11 at 4:13am
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