I think Im almost sold on the Noctua NH US12 but Im not sure it will fit. Says its 158mm Tall and my case is 160mm. I also think Im looking at chart wrong on InWin's website because a lot of the coolers Ive looked at I thought would either be very close to the glass side panel or not let it close but come to find out I was wrong about all. Knowing my luck Ill get the Noctua and it wont fit.
Is there anyway I can for sure figure how to measure the dimensions inside my case or check if parts will match? I took the Noctua CPU cooler & my case on PC part picker and it said it there was no problem with fitment but other than that not sure the best way to check
The NH-U12S fits and is a great cooler but overkill. Why are you sold on it?
The cooler being close to the side panel is fine. A cooler listed at 160mm tall should fit in a case that lists 160mm of clearance for the cooler. A time when checking with other examples for height is important is when the spec isn't trustworthy for some reason or you're trying to fit a cooler that's taller than the clearance specified. There's sometimes substantially more clearance available than listed.