i was wanting to overclock the CPU a little, and was looking at coolers for it. Originally i was looking at the Hydo H70 but liquid cooling makes me too nervous since this is my first build and the 800 dollars is alot for me and i don't want it to leak and fry everything.
so that brings me to air cooling, and the one i am currently looking is the Noctua NH-D14 by the recommendations it was getting here.
but i'm nervous as to whether or not this will:
A) actually fit inside of the case and
B) still give me access to the 4 ram slots.
so if anyone has some experience with this kind of setup(AM3 with the noctua and G.Skill Ram) and could confirm that it all fits before i buy it all.
heres some measurements so you don't need to look for them
Ultra Etorque - 17"(431.8mm) H x 19.5"(495.3) D x 7.5"(190.5) W
Noctua NH-D14 - 160 x 140 x 158mm (heat sink dimensions)
i realize i will need to take off the air vent to the CPU to get it to fit no matter what, but i do want to know if it will fit once i do.
also, if anyone sees some major flaw like that ram won't work in the motherboard, that would be nice to know as well, lol.
thanks for any and all help
EDIT- Forgot to add, if the noctua dosn't fit, recomendations on a good cooler that would fit would be greatly apreciated.