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Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.black CPU cooler (will it fit?)

Hello,

 

I've just received a deal for a Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler which is tempting me to upgrade but I'm not all too sure if it will fit into my case. The deal expires tomorrow so I'd be forever in debt to the people who will help me figure out if it will fit. Here are the PC specs to get sort of the idea as well as a picture (P.S. the RAM sticks are right behind the CPU cooler fan):

 

Case: Matrexx 55 Mesh (mid tower)

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2 (AM4)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600

RAM: 8x2 DDR4

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Just added this so in case I run into some issues, there's detail about my PC right underneath

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 | GPU: RTX 2060 | RAM: 8x2 DDR4 3200mhz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2 Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 Mesh | Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: Cooler Master 700w

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Can't see. Take a picture with the TG sidepanel removed.

 

Compare the max cpu cooler height of the case with height of the cpu cooler. You can find it in the specs.

 

BTW: D15 is way overkill for a Ryzen 3600 and if you have RGB RAM you can't see it anymore.

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9 minutes ago, --SID-- said:

Can't see. Take a picture with the TG sidepanel removed.

 

Compare the max cpu cooler height of the case with height of the cpu cooler. You can find it in the specs.

 

BTW: D15 is way overkill for a Ryzen 3600 and if you have RGB RAM you can't see it anymore.

The sole purpose for which I want to upgrade is the price I can get and the unbearable heat waves (in spring at 20 ambient my CPU was running 30 idle, now it goes up to 42-50).

Picture with the glass side panel removed:

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EDIT: The part picker says it's possible to fit it in the case but I have doubts with the motherboard since it's an mATX. Fearing it will interfere with the RAM.

Just added this so in case I run into some issues, there's detail about my PC right underneath

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 | GPU: RTX 2060 | RAM: 8x2 DDR4 3200mhz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2 Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 Mesh | Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: Cooler Master 700w

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3 minutes ago, eurotraction said:

in spring at 20 ambient my CPU was running 30 idle, now it goes up to 42-50

The roomtemperature now is about 40 degrees?

 

What's the load temperature of the cpu?

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It should, based on specs.

Regarding the RAM - you can actually mount the first fan a bit higher than normal. It seems like your RAM is low profile anyway, so it might work as is.

 

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Just now, --SID-- said:

The roomtemperature now is about 40 degrees?

 

What's the load temperature of the cpu?

Room temperature is usually (and I shit you not) 30-35. Depending what I do, sometimes the CPU temps reach up to 85 (when playing more demanding games i.e. BF V, NFS Heat, etc.).

Just added this so in case I run into some issues, there's detail about my PC right underneath

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 | GPU: RTX 2060 | RAM: 8x2 DDR4 3200mhz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2 Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 Mesh | Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: Cooler Master 700w

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2 minutes ago, AnotherGlenn said:

It should, based on specs.

Regarding the RAM - you can actually mount the first fan a bit higher than normal. It seems like your RAM is low profile anyway, so it might work as is.

 

What do you mean by mounting the first fan a bit higher? Still sort of fresh to the whole desktop PC thing 😅

Just added this so in case I run into some issues, there's detail about my PC right underneath

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 | GPU: RTX 2060 | RAM: 8x2 DDR4 3200mhz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2 Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 Mesh | Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: Cooler Master 700w

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Did you find out if the Noctua fit in your case anyway?

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FYI I had a D15 on my R5 3600 and it was fine, I wouldn't say its overkill especially if you live in a hotter climate. Had to ditch it for my latest build due to ram height constraint 😞

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NH-D15 is overkill for that CPU as far as you ask me, I think you should stick with this one you have already.

I mean if you want to upgrade and prepare for future upgrades, but CPU won't be damaged by little bit higher temperatures.

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1 minute ago, --SID-- said:

Did you find out if the Noctua fit in your case anyway?

Case wise yes. Both the official website for the case and the part picker say it will fit. My configuration wise I've no idea.

Just added this so in case I run into some issues, there's detail about my PC right underneath

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 | GPU: RTX 2060 | RAM: 8x2 DDR4 3200mhz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2 Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 Mesh | Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: Cooler Master 700w

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There's no space left between cooler and glasspanel. Max cpu cooler height for your case is 165mm, the height of the D15 is 165mm.

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9 minutes ago, eurotraction said:

What do you mean by mounting the first fan a bit higher? Still sort of fresh to the whole desktop PC thing 😅

You can place the fan a bit higher by unclipping it and, well, clipping higher tho from what i know nh-d15 should fit the rest of your system right out of the box

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1 minute ago, --SID-- said:

There's no space left between cooler and glasspanel. Max cpu cooler height for your case is 165mm, the height of the D15 is 165mm.

So the cooler will likely not fit due to the space between the cooler itself and the side panel?

Just added this so in case I run into some issues, there's detail about my PC right underneath

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 | GPU: RTX 2060 | RAM: 8x2 DDR4 3200mhz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2 Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 Mesh | Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: Cooler Master 700w

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I don't know that case has a margin for cpu cooler clearence. By specs I say it will hit the side panel.

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Tbh no point in using a d15 unless you are overclocking

 

Its gonna be annoying asf to work around the socket cause of how thicc and chonky it is

 

At this point id just go for a 360mm aio cause its justifiable due to extra convenience when working around the socket and asthetics as an extra bonus

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Just now, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Tbh no point in using a d15 unless you are overclocking

 

Its gonna be annoying asf to work around the socket cause of how thicc and chonky it is

 

At this point id just go for a 360mm aio cause its justifiable due to extra convenience when working around the socket and asthetics as an extra bonus

I was thinking about an AIO but I've no idea how much I'd be spending on that nor how to install it 😅

Just added this so in case I run into some issues, there's detail about my PC right underneath

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 | GPU: RTX 2060 | RAM: 8x2 DDR4 3200mhz | Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2 Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 Mesh | Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: Cooler Master 700w

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2 minutes ago, eurotraction said:

Case wise yes. Both the official website for the case and the part picker say it will fit. My configuration wise I've no idea.

The cases I use with NH-D15s are CM H500p ARGB(220mm wide) and their cooler height is 167mm. I would not like to go smaller.

 

Also only one fan fits compared to 2 fans on my 2016 and older cases.

The new cases are just as wide as the old cases but there is more room for cable management so less room for coolers.

RIG#1 CPU: AMD, R 7 5800X| Motherboard: X570 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 ti XC3 ULTRA | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Cooler Master H500P Mesh White | Cooler: EK 360mm AIO | SSD#1: Corsair MP600 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 2TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV

 

RIG#2 CPU: Intel i9 10900kf | Motherboard: Z490 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000 | GPU: MSI Gaming X Trio 3080 ti | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic | Cooler: SilverStone PF360-ARGB AIO | SSD#1: Crucial P1 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV

 

RIG#3 CPU: Intel i9 9900k | Motherboard: AORUS Z390 Ultra | RAM: Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: ASUS  RTX 3080 White OC  | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Cooler Master H500 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Crucial P2 1TB  | SSD#2: Samsung 860 QVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 49" NanoCell 85

 

RIG#4 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA FTW3 Ultra 2080 ti | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Corsair 5000D | Cooler: EVGA 360mm AIO | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 2TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: TBD

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Not only the Ram clearance could be an issue, but also the distance to the GPU. It looks like your GPU sits in the first slot. Some Motherboards have the GPU sitting in the second slot, the first is occupied by the M.2 sometimes.

as you can see in this screenshot from the Video - the hefty boi D15 is wider than a normal cooler and not only limits Ram tolerance.

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watch the following LTT Video for clarification:

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