Asus Z97 Sabertooth mark 1 with Noctua Nh-D15 - will it obstruct my pcie slots?

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I'm building a computer and I haven't gotten my cooler yet. Just out of curiosity, before I buy the cooler I would like to make sure it's not going to obstruct my PCIe slots. I was planning on plugging in my video card into the pcie x16 slot on it and I'd like for those not to be obstructed because I should only have two of them.

Has anyone had experience with this? If not I'm going to take some measurements and take a look at the noctua specs, but just curious because on their site it said the Z97 sabertooth mark 1 and Noctua nh-d15 were compatible with no additional notes.

Just for reference, my build I'm setting up
Intel i5-4670k
Asus z97 sabertooth mark 1
Nvidia geforce gtx 770
Noctua Nh-D15 cooler
Crucial 4x2 gb ram
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb ssd

Please let me know if you have had any experience with this particular motherboard/cooler combination! If you see any issues with this build or anything let me know also!
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    According to Noctua, it's compatible and there's no note about any conflicts. Usually pretty accurate.

    Edit: Here's a review of the D15 using the same mobo:,6.html
  2. Thanks Volcano, you are awesome!
  3. acg515 said:
    Thanks Volcano, you are awesome!

    My pleasure. I have the D14 and love it, but am looking for an excuse to get the 15.
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