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Case clearance for CPU cooler - margin of error



I am thinking of new PC and was looking at Phanteks Eclipse p350x. However, I have a bit of an irrational fear: the case has 160mm CPU cooler clearance and I'm looking at Arctic freezer duo which is 157mm. Is there anyhow a chance the cooler will not fit? I'm ordering parts separately and once I have the full build, most components will be over return period so I need to be sure.


Thank you.

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It should be fine. My case has listed 160mm clearance and my HSF have height of 159,4mm without mounting hardware. It's a tight fit but it doesn't touch the glass or nothing.


Phanteks Ecplipse P400s case and Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4.


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