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Asus Maximus VI Formula Heatsink Compatibility.

So im planning to buy a maximus vi formula for the lga1150 socket, but the heatsink clearance concerns me. Because it looks like there is so much room being taken up by the CrossChill cooling, it doesnt seem like there be room for a high-grade heatsink, like the Noctua NH-D14 I plan on getting

If there's everyone who know of the heatsink clearance levels on this board, or have a rig themselves, please post below! your help is greatly appreciated!

-Your fellow enthusiast.
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    I recall seeing someone using the Phanteks PH-TC14-PE in this thread

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?35094

    Like most reviewers, id take the Phanteks over the Noc..... better aesthetics (come in red and black to match formula color scheme), betetr mounting system and better thermal performance

    Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011
    Red http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709004

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phanteks_ph_tc14pe/4.htm
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,14.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5b6y6N_qGg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5lAbnPml4o

    Personally, I'll be using the same board but using water cooling...if not the WC, it wud be the Phanteks

    Noc does list the DH-14 as compatible ....

    http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_mb_detail&mid=59361
  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    I recall seeing someone using the Phanteks PH-TC14-PE in this thread

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?35094

    Like most reviewers, id take the Phanteks over the Noc..... better aesthetics (come in red and black to match formula color scheme), betetr mounting system and better thermal performance

    Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011
    Red http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709004

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phanteks_ph_tc14pe/4.htm
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,14.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5lAbnPml4o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5b6y6N_qGg

    Personally, I'll be using the same board but using water cooling...if not the WC, it wud be the Phanteks

    Noc does list the DH-14 as compatible ....

    http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_mb_detail&mid=59361


    Thanks a bunch!
    Very fast reply too, will be using these forums more often.
    I'll look into Phanteks more, I referenced the NH-D14's because I saw one of Linus' videos about Noctua in general, and it seemed to be fairly outstanding.
    Thanks for the advice! I'll most likely be going with Phanteks, if it has better performance!
  3. ur6beersaway said:


    I see no value to the AIO's .... if Im gonna put water in my PC, it's gotta do 2 things:

    1. It's gotta be significantly cooler than air
    2. It's gotta be significantly quieter than air

    The AIO's (ALCs) are neither.

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,16.html
    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.


    http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/03/12/swiftech-h220-vs-corsair-h100i-noise-testing/
  4. make_me_pudding said:

    Thanks a bunch!
    Very fast reply too, will be using these forums more often.
    I'll look into Phanteks more, I referenced the NH-D14's because I saw one of Linus' videos about Noctua in general, and it seemed to be fairly outstanding.
    Thanks for the advice! I'll most likely be going with Phanteks, if it has better performance!



    I'd consider a full blow WC kit so ya cud do the MoBo too

    1 x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16551/ex-wat-217/XSPC_Raystorm_EX280_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_D5_Variant_Pump_Included_and_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310
    2 x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12504/ex-tub-789/XSPC_G14_Thread_716_ID_x_58_OD_Low_Profile_Compression_Fitting_-_Black_Chrome.html?tl=g30c409s1203
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