Noctua NH-U12P SE2 and CoolerMaster Elite 335 Case

Hi everyone,

Do you think Noctua NH-U12P SE2 can fit in CoolerMaster Elite 335 Case ( with side window ) ?

Thanks.


Motherboard: GA-P55A-UD4P (rev. 1.0)
Bios version: F6
Processor : Intel core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2
RAM: 4G (Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G x 2 )low profile RAM
PSU: Andyson M500W
Graphic: PowerColor HD5450 with DDR3 low profile card ( driver version: 2010.0133.2208.39662 )
OS : Window 7 Enterprise Build 7600
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  1. you case is 7.28 inches wide which comes out to about 185mm the noctua is 158 mm tall. That gives you 26 mm to fit your motherboard and cpu (usually around 60mm) depending on standoff screws used on case, plus anything that is in the windowed case panel which is usually a fan. I am thinking it is almost impossible to fit something that big in there with out having the case open at all times do the measuring and see how much space you have to work with from cpu to side of case and if you have 158mm of space ( 6.25 inches) then you will be able to fit that cpu heatsink.
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  2. mattidallama said:
    That gives you 26 mm to fit your motherboard and cpu (usually around 60mm) depending on standoff screws used on case

    I don't think the Noctua would fit, but
    Where did you come up with 60mm ?
    That's over 2.25 inches
  3. tbh now that i think of it i dont know haha just had it in my head that it was that. but even without the 60 im pretty sure it wont fit but ill measure my hieght tonight when i get home so that i have a true base measurement.
  4. Thanks for the info. That's what I though too.
    But some buyers from Newegg managed to install the beast in 335 case.

    What about Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme CPU cooler rev1 ?

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
  5. ck2010 said:

    But some buyers from Newegg managed to install the beast in 335 case.
    If they did then it's probably a safe bet.
    I don't read Newegg reviews that much, but I sold a CM335 the other day with an OCZ Vendetta in it , thats a 134mm tall cooler, to me it didn't look like a bigger cooler would fit.
  6. The large 160mm height tower style heatsinks require a pc cases that is at least 8 inches (204mm) wide. The Coolermaster Elite 335 is only 7.28 inches wide.

    The Coolermaster Elite series has several models. The widest model is 7.5 inches.
  7. Thanks for the info.
    By the way, PCH temperature reading is 39.0 C constant.
    Is it normal ?
  8. Am I correct in assuming the PCH temperature was listed in the BIOS of your Gigabyte motherboard? That would mean the temperature was measured while the system is at idle.

    What was the ambient (room) temperature?
    Was the temperature reading with the Noctua cpu heatsink installed?
  9. Yes correct. But I also carried out spot check by rebooting the PC and went into BIOS.
    Always 39.0C .

    Ambient : 23 - 25

    Yes , the temperature reading with the Noctua cpu heatsink ( NH-U9B SE2 ) installed.
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