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Last response: in Overclocking
February 6, 2013 10:07:13 PM

Will the Noctua 6 work with a DH67BL Intel Motherboard ? I am buying an i5 2500k and was wondering if this cpu cooler would be compatible with my current mobo

Case is a Thermaltake v3 Black Edition

Has a side window no side door fan.

Measures 7 1/2"

From Motherboard to Edge of case is 6.5"

Dimensions of Noctua 6 is: 6.2 x 5.5 x 6.3 inches ; 2 pounds

Will this fit ? I mean it looks like it might be a tight fit, But I think it will go

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February 7, 2013 12:54:46 AM

7 1/2" is the outside dimension of the case, and the heatsink you picked is 6.3" high.

From the 7 1/2" you need to deduct the motherboard standoffs, mounting plate, and side panel dimensions.

Only an actual tryout will tell the true story of whether the heatsink will fit.