About to buy a CPU cooler for my new PC, and am wondering what the best option for cooling inside of my NZXT Phantom would be;
I could get a short CPU cooler, (e.g. the Noctua NH-C12P or the Scythe Shuriken) and use get the big 200mm fan for the side of the case as an exhaust fan,
Get a big Cooler like the Noctua NH-D14?
Thanks for your help guys!
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The side fan works for intake, so, the 1st options isn't good idea IMO. You can go with the NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow, Thermalright Archon or Thermalright Venomous X, all those are very good coolers.
I want to know the answer to this as well. I have the same case and a p8z68 mobo. I want liquid but don't know the best choice? I have read that there could be mounting issues. Looking at Corsiar H80 and H100.
A 160mm tall will only work in the Phantom at the expense of the side fan. Using the 200mm side fan as an exhaust will totally change the airflow in your case btw.