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Problem if CPU Cooler is 1mm too high for Case

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December 11, 2013 11:22:10 AM

Hello,

I was preparing my first PC build, when I ran in to a problem. As case I want a NZXT Phantom 410 an as CPU cooler I want a Phanteks PH-TC14PE. But in the specs of the case it states that max CPU cooler height is 170 mm and the Phanteks is 171 mm high. Does the 1mm matter or will I be fine? Also I have seen a video of both beeing fine, but others said they couldn't fit it in.

Any advice?

Btw. Motherboard: Asus Maximus vi Hero
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December 11, 2013 11:26:52 AM

you can always "dent" the sidepanel if it does hit and make room :p 
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December 11, 2013 11:39:51 AM

Supahos said:
you can always "dent" the sidepanel if it does hit and make room :p 


But does that damage it over time?
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December 11, 2013 11:42:49 AM

as long as its not making contact after the dent no, you'll just always have a dent in your case I suspect it will fit without issue, but if it doesn't just tap it with a hammer and fix it (by it I mean the side panel, under no circumstances should you alter the Cooler.
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December 11, 2013 5:13:20 PM

Don't try it.

The 1mm will cause big problems...the processor will inevitably come into contact with the side of the case.

--Andy
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December 11, 2013 11:52:26 PM

Recycled said:
Don't try it.

The 1mm will cause big problems...the processor will inevitably come into contact with the side of the case.

--Andy


But when you look at the picture of the Phanteks the problem is not the metal heatsink, it is the fans (made out of plastic). Does that still make it a problem if the plastic part of the fans touch the side wall of the case?
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Btw. Not my Build
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December 12, 2013 10:36:21 PM

I would not risk it, not when I have a thousand-dollar build on the line.
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