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Questions regarding noctua cooler

No, it wouldn't fit. The NH-D15 by itself barely fits with the fans lowered. 

If you would like alternative suggestions, tell us where you're shopping / located, your budget, and what cpu and ram you're using, and what you're looking for in a cooler.

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Hi guys.Im thinking of pulling the trigger on an nh d15 with the chromax heatsink(comes in a set btw and the noctua site states that the chromax heatsink adds about 5mm height).So I just wanted to ask would it be possible to fit the noctua nh d15 with the chromax heatsink in the phanteks p350x?Thanks.

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1 minute ago, IdontKnow said:

Hi guys.Just wanted to ask would it be possible to fit the noctua nh d15 with the chromax heatsink in the phanteks p350x?Thanks.

 

Looks like it.

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1 hour ago, TheGlenlivet said:

 

Looks like it.

Thanks for your input. 🙂(btw i forgot to add that the chromax heatsinks increase the height of the cooler by 5mm)

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No, it wouldn't fit. The NH-D15 by itself barely fits with the fans lowered. 

If you would like alternative suggestions, tell us where you're shopping / located, your budget, and what cpu and ram you're using, and what you're looking for in a cooler.


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1 hour ago, WoodenMarker said:

No, it wouldn't fit. The NH-D15 by itself barely fits with the fans lowered. 

If you would like alternative suggestions, tell us where you're shopping / located, your budget, and what cpu and ram you're using, and what you're looking for in a cooler.

Damn:(.Budget is around 100$.Planning to OC my 8700k to around 4.8-5Ghz once ive gotten my motherboard.planning to upgrade to 3200mhz tridentz ram.Kinda strictly looking for air coolers due to the noise and maintenance.Looking for extremely good cooling performance while being relatively silent.

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http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P350X.html

Clearance for CPU cooler: 160mm

 

https://noctua.at/en/products/product-lines/line-chromax/na-hc3-chromax-black-swap/specification

"The covers increase the height of the heatsink by 5mm (from 160 to 165mm)"
 

So, that, unfortunately, won't fit. :/ Without the chromax kit it would fit (just).

 

EDIT: what you could do (try it beforehand, though), is putting 5mm washers (or more) on the screws between the side panel and the case, so the side panel is 5mm further away from the components.


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4 hours ago, IdontKnow said:

Damn:(.Budget is around 100$.Planning to OC my 8700k to around 4.8-5Ghz once ive gotten my motherboard.planning to upgrade to 3200mhz tridentz ram.Kinda strictly looking for air coolers due to the noise and maintenance.Looking for extremely good cooling performance while being relatively silent.

Ninja 5 is good: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dZ3H99/scythe-ninja-5-430-cfm-cpu-cooler-scnj-5000

If you want a bit of white, the LGMRT is slightly better: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/B8rcCJ/thermalright-cpu-cooler-legrandmachort


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14 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

Thanks!The ninja 5 costs slightly less than half of the nh d15 and drp4 here but not really a fan of the looks.I'll consider it but it'll be at the back of the list haha.Unfortunately the LGMRT costs as much as the nh d15 and drp4.Btw how does the performance compare with the drp4 and nh d15?

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18 hours ago, TheGlenlivet said:

 

Looks like it.

By the looks, thats U12S in the case.


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18 hours ago, TomvanWijnen said:

http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P350X.html

Clearance for CPU cooler: 160mm

 

https://noctua.at/en/products/product-lines/line-chromax/na-hc3-chromax-black-swap/specification

"The covers increase the height of the heatsink by 5mm (from 160 to 165mm)"
 

So, that, unfortunately, won't fit. :/ Without the chromax kit it would fit (just).

 

EDIT: what you could do (try it beforehand, though), is putting 5mm washers (or more) on the screws between the side panel and the case, so the side panel is 5mm further away from the components.

Thanks!Yeah sucks that it wont fit ☹️.Ill keep that washer suggestion in mind. 🙂

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6 hours ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

By the looks, thats U12S in the case.

Look again.  There are 2 fin stacks.  U12 only has 1. But I agree it's not the D-15.  Maybe an older cooler they don't sell anymore?

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10 hours ago, IdontKnow said:

Thanks!The ninja 5 costs slightly less than half of the nh d15 and drp4 here but not really a fan of the looks.I'll consider it but it'll be at the back of the list haha.Unfortunately the LGMRT costs as much as the nh d15 and drp4.Btw how does the performance compare with the drp4 and nh d15?

The LGMRT is similar to the DRP4 and NH-D15S -- slightly worse than the NH-D15. 

What don't you like about the Ninja 5's looks? I'm not sure what aesthetic you're after. 

Where are you shopping / located?

8 hours ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

By the looks, thats U12S in the case.

1 hour ago, TheGlenlivet said:

Look again.  There are 2 fin stacks.  U12 only has 1. But I agree it's not the D-15.  Maybe an older cooler they don't sell anymore?

It's the NH-D14 heatsink with NF-A12x25 fans. 

 


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5 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

It's the NH-D14 heatsink with NF-A12x25 fans.

Didn't notice 2nd heatsink :D


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12 hours ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

By the looks, thats U12S in the case.

I see it as a NH-D14 with dual NF-A12x25 #nudgingmyglasses

 

NVM.. I didnt see the other responds before me..


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14 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

The LGMRT is similar to the DRP4 and NH-D15S -- slightly worse than the NH-D15. 

What don't you like about the Ninja 5's looks? I'm not sure what aesthetic you're after. 

Where are you shopping / located?

It's the NH-D14 heatsink with NF-A12x25 fans. 

 

Yeah cant get my hands on any kind of TR products here unfortunately :(.Regarding the ninja 5 looks I guess its the unpolished look of the top of the heatsink which faces out.Like the pointy end of the heatpipes sticking out that are not black like the top.Looks a little messy I guess.The top aesthetics of the drp4 is something that I prefer.

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Look for a Gammaxx GT BK. Comes with RGB fans and top cap.


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On 5/15/2019 at 3:42 AM, WoodenMarker said:

The LGMRT is similar to the DRP4 and NH-D15S -- slightly worse than the NH-D15. 

What don't you like about the Ninja 5's looks? I'm not sure what aesthetic you're after. 

Where are you shopping / located?

It's the NH-D14 heatsink with NF-A12x25 fans. 

 

btw would this ram be compatible with the ninja 5?

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13 hours ago, IdontKnow said:

Yeah cant get my hands on any kind of TR products here unfortunately :(.Regarding the ninja 5 looks I guess its the unpolished look of the top of the heatsink which faces out.Like the pointy end of the heatpipes sticking out that are not black like the top.Looks a little messy I guess.The top aesthetics of the drp4 is something that I prefer.

Where are you shopping / located ?

Most coolers don't have additional end caps on top of the heatpipes like the DRP4. It's additional cost that doesn't provide any benefits outside of aesthetics. 

8 hours ago, IdontKnow said:

Thanks but i doubt that'll be able to cool an 8700k effectively.

The Gammaxx GT is plenty for cooling the 8700k at stock settings or with a minor oc but there are definitely better options available. 

1 hour ago, IdontKnow said:

btw would this ram be compatible with the ninja 5?

Yes, there's a cutout on the heatsink that allows for ram up to 55mm. That being said, it'll overhang the ram which would nullify the point of the rgb.


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19 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

Where are you shopping / located ?

Most coolers don't have additional end caps on top of the heatpipes like the DRP4. It's additional cost that doesn't provide any benefits outside of aesthetics. 

The Gammaxx GT is plenty for cooling the 8700k at stock settings or with a minor oc but there are definitely better options available. 

Yes, there's a cutout on the heatsink that allows for ram up to 55mm. That being said, it'll overhang the ram which would nullify the point of the rgb.

Decided not to grab the ram and hold off my build to see what amd has up its sleeve.Will keep the suggested coolers in mind.

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