CM Haf XB 200mm Fan clearance.

Hey, long time lurker, first time poster.

As the summer encroaches, I'm going to change my case from a generic mid tower (Bitfenix Merc Alpha) to the aforementioned Coolermaster HAF XB cube-mid-tower-thing.

I've done quite the bit of research into this and posting here is part of it. Rocking the Thermalright Macho 120 cooler: thats 150mm high. Now, the HAF XB is said to support CPU coolers up to 180mm. No problem there. But I want to get a 200mm fan for the top of the case, most likely as an exhaust. That would be the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm (Black, LEDless) with dimensions of 200x200x25mm. So thats 25mm high when mounted horizontally on the roof of the case.

So, just to be sure I havent missed anything critical, 150+25=175 so the HAF XB would support both the cooler and fan without any obstructions. Side note, im thinking on what configuration to put the fans in. I was thinking 3 intake (2 front, 1 back) with the top exhaust. Thinking what to do with the CPU cooler or to just leave it as it is fairly passive-compliant.

Thoughts, comments, warnings?
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  1. X79 said:

    I have read & watched manya reviews and unboxing's and only one of them commented on not being able to mount the 200mm top fan with a tower cooler.
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