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will a Cooler Master 412 slim fit in a Bitfenix Prodigy?

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July 6, 2013 5:55:48 PM

Hi there,
I have both the cooler and the case. I want to buy a P8Z77i deluxe (I can find it for 140 euro in Italy - I've read about some rumors that the Z87i deluxe is going to be more expensive) Anyways, the cooler has two fans, one facing the front and the other the back of the case (according to the mounting guide that came with it, for LGA1155). the latter fan seems very close to the rear (intake) fan. Do you know if there's enough room between the two? (l know it depends on where on the motherboard the socket is). the fan configuration is: the rear 140mm fan and the two top 120mm fans as intake and the front 140mm one as exhaust. If I'm lucky, the intake fans will be very close to the heatsink, thus providing some extra air flow for the cooler. What do you think?

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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 6, 2013 6:11:00 PM

Looks like it should, might email the Bitfenix folks
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July 6, 2013 6:25:18 PM

Thanks, I've just contacted them. hopefully, they'll let me know, if they know... meanwhile, I'll wait for others, maybe there's someone out there who tried it out
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 6, 2013 6:41:25 PM

Hope so, keep us updated
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a c 162 V Motherboard
July 6, 2013 6:55:44 PM

According to David of BitFenix here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKIsrwS3fX4 the Prodigy will handle large heatsinks (specifically a Megahalem, which is 160mm tall - same as the CM 412. Found at 4:21) but he does also mention that fitment will have much to do with the layout of the motherboard - he does use the P8Z77-i for the build there though
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 6, 2013 7:10:49 PM

Sounds good, should have room them
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July 7, 2013 2:21:50 AM

C12Friedman said:
According to David of BitFenix here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKIsrwS3fX4 the Prodigy will handle large heatsinks (specifically a Megahalem, which is 160mm tall - same as the CM 412. Found at 4:21) but he does also mention that fitment will have much to do with the layout of the motherboard - he does use the P8Z77-i for the build there though


Thanks that was enlightening! I had already done some homework before though. The CM Hyper 412 slim is 102mm deep with both fans. I had a look at the motherboard on google images and the socket is pretty much in the center, so the distance between the socket middle axis from the back i/o ports is 85mm (itx boards are 170x170mm) being the 412 symmetrical, the half with one fan is 51mm, so i still have 34mm to go (85 - 51mm), with the spectre pro all black installed in the rear i still have 9mm to go (34 - 25mm) which is perfect. Now for the height, the bitfenix site states that the maximum height for a cooler is 175mm and as the video you showed me features a 160mm fan that fits perfectly in the case, my only question was whether the cooler would fit with a 25mm deep fan right on top of it. Here's where the video came to the rescue. the answer is yes, as the bitfenix guy said at 7:29.
Thanks you helped a lot!
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