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Guardian 921 / Scythe Mugen II

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July 28, 2009 11:32:46 AM

Will the scythe mugen II fit in the nzxt guardian 921?

NZXT Guardian 921
Width x height x depth
206 x 459 x 522 mm


and here is some stuff on size of various CPU coolers
Dimensions:
• 132 x 64 x 158 - Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
• 130 x 100 x 156 - Scythe Mugen 2 (Note: these are the dimensions of JUST the heatsink. With the supplied fan on the long side it measures 130x125)
• 120 x 50 x 159 - Xygmatech HDT-1283

I'll take Scythe's word on the weight:
• 870 grams - Scythe Mugen 2
• 790 - Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
• 770 - Noctua
• 600 - Xygmatech HDT-1283

(does the next part even make a difference?!?!)
I count 46 fins, with a stack height of 103mm, resulting in fin spacing of 2.28mm
• 1.42 - Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
• 1.96 - Xygmatek HDT-S1283
• 2.28 - Scythe Mugen 2
• 2.64 - Noctua NH-12P
[^^all from:--- http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51... ^^]


and this next website shows the nzxt guardian 921, with the TRUE 120 inside...
it has about the same size GPU as i want (4890, or 275), but a smaller PSU (550hx, rather than the 750/850 tx), which is about few mm on each side different...but every mm counts....and the CPU is going to be an i7...
http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1387&pageID=5668


so my question to you: will the Scythe Mugen II (with the suggested rig - i7, gtx 275, gigabyte ud4p, large corsair 850 PSU) fit in the NZXT guardian 921, or should i think of getting a larger case??

btw: ill add 1 or 2 high rpm/CFM fans to it to improve the airflow
July 28, 2009 9:37:17 PM

u reckon? and will the cooling suffice, or should i add more fans to the case?
a b ) Power supply
July 28, 2009 9:58:31 PM

A mugen will fit in any mid or full tower......Unless you are buying a no-name "el cheapo" case.......
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a b ) Power supply
July 28, 2009 10:03:27 PM

hehe [:waffle911]
July 29, 2009 2:27:05 AM

thanks all.....ill get the *** guardian, and put 2 or 3 high rpm LED fans in the front and back.....

and what do u mean by 'el cheapo'? is that a dig at nzxt?
July 29, 2009 4:08:26 AM

To Convert mm to inches use this equation below.

.03937 x ____ mm = ____ inches.

examples : .03937 x 206mm = 801102 inches case width.

.03937 x 156mm = 6.14172 inches for Scythe Mugen 2 height.

Hopes this helps you out. :wahoo: 
July 29, 2009 6:11:52 AM

yoosty....im in aus...so it confused me.... hahaha.... might help u tho..... what fans do u recommend? i'm looking at 2 here...... whats the difference between 70CFM and 90CFM? are they basically the same? would i need the one with more power?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

would u recommend any other fans from that site??? even ones without LEDs, but less than 25aud please :S


BTW: will the scythe fit in with the corsair 850tx? i heard its a pretty big PSU... and i don't know....
July 29, 2009 7:09:46 AM

micky_lund said:
yoosty....im in aus...so it confused me.... hahaha.... might help u tho..... what fans do u recommend? i'm looking at 2 here...... whats the difference between 70CFM and 90CFM? are they basically the same? would i need the one with more power?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

would u recommend any other fans from that site??? even ones without LEDs, but less than 25aud please :S


BTW: will the scythe fit in with the corsair 850tx? i heard its a pretty big PSU... and i don't know....

Yes it will fit with a Corsair 850w PSU.

Here is a very good non led fan.
Scythe Slip Stream Fan - 120x120x25mm, Sleeve Bearing, 1900rpm, 110.31CFM, 37dBA $15.95 AUD
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/97972/COOLING_CASE_FANS/Scy...



Some good Aus site.
http://www.techbuy.com.au/
http://www.i-tech.com.au/
http://www.mwave.com.au/newAU/mwaveAU/default.asp
a b ) Power supply
July 29, 2009 2:26:20 PM

If you want leds the I suppose the Coolermaster fans are ok, but the Scythe Slip Stream fans are better quality and will last longer... Of course they cost more too....

As far as CFM, 90CFM blows more air than 70CFM, but normally the higher CFM fans are the loudest....The only High CFM fans that I have used that do not make much noise compared to others are the Aerocool and Scythe fans.... but like I said they are one of the most expensive fans out....
August 1, 2009 10:35:53 AM

kk..... so u reckon go with 1 un-LED, and 1 LED fan... the former being a scythe slip stream...and the latter being a coolermaster??

and should i put another fan onto the CPU cooler to start a push/pull configuration? and if i do: a) where in aus do i buy another fan clip to mount it on the Mugen 2, and b) how should i mount the fans, in what direction??
August 4, 2009 9:02:02 AM

kk...thanks for ur help....i just hope the whole thing has good enough cooling with the 2 extra fans...
a b ) Power supply
August 4, 2009 2:35:28 PM

You will be fine...... Don't worry about it....
August 6, 2009 7:28:47 AM

thanks....i hope so...
thanks again for all the information, especially Yoosty and OvrClkr

MICK
July 20, 2010 5:58:29 PM

This topic has been inactive but, will this cooler fit with an MSI 890FXA- GD70??
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