anyone have a picture of theNoctua NHd14 on an asus crosshair v board? im trying to figure out how this is going to fit in my case
Actually, and I'm sitting here looking at 2 as I type, I don't think a pic will help you too much. Why? It's more of a clearance issue:
1) to the side of the case
2) for the RAM under the Noctua (I had to ditch what I like to call cutesy, cliche RAM like the GSkills for the simple reason they are just not practical, i.e. will not fit under Noctua or much any other respectable HSF. Such RAM for me comes under the "what were they thinking" design problem.
All I can say is that with the Cooler Master HAF932 (basically a 2-car garage or wind tunnel), the side humongous fan just barely fits. But what you get is lots and lots and lots of windage - and cooling.
Why am I in such love with this Noctua HSF and the HAF932? It's super cool and well beyond quiet (I listen to piano, sax jazz on a hefty critter computer/audio/speaker system while I work, so I do not want fan noise!)
I know that doesn't help you too much. If you are looking at the Noctua, I would look at case size, especially width and compare it with the Cooler Master HAF 932.
On those two recommendations, I must stand fast. I have purchased a whole boatload of crappola that has now filled up the back room. These two products I shall stick with. Sure hope that helps.
Oh, mounting the Noctua on the C4F or C5F, is brain-dead easy - takes about 5 minutes with clumsy arthritic fingers!