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Antec 302 + Phanteks PH-TC14PE + Corsair Vengeance (Will it fit?)

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June 2, 2014 7:37:24 AM

Hello,

I'm looking to switch to air cooling and currently debating the best way to do it.

I already have the 302 case with my system inside and the corsair vengeance ram. I have a 4x4 16GB so all 4 channels are in use and they're not low profile. Model number is CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 if anyone wants to look into it.

If at all possible i dont want to change the ram simply because the 16gb kits are expensive and other than the clearance issue there is nothing wrong with my corsair modules.

I already made the mistake of buying a noctua d14 last week only to find it wouldnt clear my ram so i dont want another mistake like that if possible.

What i'm considering is getting the phanteks ph-tc14pe as its supposed to clear my ram- i've researched it a lot and seen pics with it clearing corsair vengeance specific ram so it should clear it no trouble. What i'm worried about however is the case, the 302 has good height clearance (170mm) and the phanteks is 160mm (171mm with the fans). The fans can be moved down to clear that mm but if i have to move them up to clear my ram i'm going to have problems.

Would anyone know for certain if it would all fit?
June 2, 2014 8:09:45 AM

I think from the pics I looked at that you will have to move the fan up to clear the ram.
Possibly, you could relocate the ram side fan to a pull fan near the exhaust side.

How good do you need your cooling to be?

Consider the Noctua NH-U14S
It should not give you any clearance issues, and this review shows it to be about as effective as the Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Here is the review:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Noctua/NH-U14S/6.htm...
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June 2, 2014 8:33:03 AM

geofelt said:
I think from the pics I looked at that you will have to move the fan up to clear the ram.
Possibly, you could relocate the ram side fan to a pull fan near the exhaust side.

How good do you need your cooling to be?

Consider the Noctua NH-U14S
It should not give you any clearance issues, and this review shows it to be about as effective as the Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Here is the review:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Noctua/NH-U14S/6.htm...


Hmmm interesting but i really do want to push my 2700k to its limits so ideally looking for the best cooling available. Its an option i'll give you that but currently not something i would really be considering.
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