Originally Posted by pnkspdr
Hey I need to know this rather quick.
And it seems I can't find an answer which anwers my question correctly.
I plan on getting the HAF-X along with a silver arrow.
The question now is if it fits along with my Ripjaws into the case.
I know that it will fit if I raise the front fan a little.
But can I close my sidepanel then still ?
If not I would go with the NH-D14
It fits in my Storm Sniper, which is similar to the HAF-S, with the side panel fan. The specs say the Sniper is 10" to the HAF's 9.1", but the Sniper does flare out on both sides. Check the case manual and it should tell you maximum heatsink height.
As far as the ripjaws go,it depends on what slot you have it in and the layout of your mobo. I have g.skill sniper RAM (low profile) in all 4 slots and the heatsink itself just barely clears it. When I tried mounting in a push-pull config, the RAM pushed the fan too far up for me to get my side panel on. Had to go with a pull-pull.