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Best HS/F that will fit into an NZXT Phantom with the side fan in.

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March 21, 2011 6:34:32 AM

basically, what's the best cooling option that will fit into an NZXT Phantom with the side fan installed? I'm going for 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance RAM in the build. Which is big. I have quite a large budget so water cooling is an option.


No I wouldn't rather a HAF 932/X for the pure and simple reason that they look terrible.


Thanks in advance.

March 21, 2011 6:46:59 AM

alternatively, will I see better cooling performance without the side fan and a massive heatsink/fan combo?
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April 24, 2011 5:36:41 PM

this is something I am interested as well I did have a coolit domino alc before but it leaked :(  so I would prefer an air cooler :)  have you had any luck?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
April 25, 2011 3:15:38 AM

As long as you don't add the 200mm and just use the bottom 2x120mm pretty much any air cooler will fit.
It would be nice to know what cpu you're using.
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a b K Overclocking
April 25, 2011 5:58:44 AM

you can pretty much eliminate Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow.

<- Also has Phantom Case.

They will hit the side fan along with Corsair Vengeance Rams.
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April 25, 2011 9:51:35 PM

I'm using an i7 950 :) 
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May 3, 2011 12:10:51 AM

I've had a custom system prebuilt by one of Australia's top Overclockers in the meantime guys. Here's a shot of the inside. http://leo.speakserver.com/karma/docs/build_logs/00339/...

Thanks for the advice! The dual vertical fans you can see towards the front of the case are the front mounted fans on the Phantom.

Oh yeah, it's a modded NZXT Phantom =D
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May 3, 2011 12:29:35 AM

And fyi, that's Corsair Vengeance 2x4G in there, as well as a Thermalright Silver Arrow.
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May 3, 2011 1:35:55 AM

Best answer selected by Resonance_eSD.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
May 3, 2011 4:04:17 AM

Resonance_eSD said:
I've had a custom system prebuilt by one of Australia's top Overclockers in the meantime guys. Here's a shot of the inside. http://leo.speakserver.com/karma/docs/build_logs/00339/...

Thanks for the advice! The dual vertical fans you can see towards the front of the case are the front mounted fans on the Phantom.

Oh yeah, it's a modded NZXT Phantom =D

That's sic looking m8 :) 
Great cooler choice!
thanks for the BA!
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May 3, 2011 4:22:28 AM

Pretty good for air cooling =D Also did ok on Heaven leo.speakserver.com/karma/docs/build_logs/00339/heaven.png
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