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Antec 1200 with Coolermaster V6 GT

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September 17, 2010 9:05:08 AM

Hi all,

I will be building a new pc very soon and I'll go for the i5 760 with Asus P7P55D EVO and overclock the cpu.

Now I would like to get the new coolermaster V6 GT as a cpu cooler but since it's a very high cooler (165mm or 6.5 inch) I'm wondering if it will fit in an antec 1200 case or if it will make contact with the sidepanel. I also think that installing a sidepanel fan will not be possible with this cpu cooler if it fits. Does anyone have any intel on this? Or does anyone know how much room there is to spare when a coolermaster V8 is installed? Since that cooler is about 160 mm high?




Thanks in advance!
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September 17, 2010 9:09:20 AM

The Antec 1200 is 213mm in width. So that leaves around 50mm. It would fit in there easily.

All these giant coolers are built with the cabinet size in mind. I don't think the manufacturers would risk making so big that it wont fit a full tower case, thereby dropping the sales of their products.
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September 17, 2010 9:19:50 AM

Yeah but that 213 mm is the outside dimension of the case. And don't forget that the mobo takes up space aswell. I think it will be a very very tight fit.
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September 17, 2010 9:26:06 AM

That wouldn't add up to more than 15-20mm. Still leaves you with some room.

I have True 120 Black Rev C. (160.5mm) in my CM690 with an inch of clearance at the top.
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September 17, 2010 10:15:52 AM

Man, I fit a Cooler Master V8 in my tiny storm scout... I'm sure your's will fit.
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September 17, 2010 5:22:38 PM

I doubt a V6GT will fit in a 1200 which is 8.4" wide.It might but i wouldn't chance it.
I have a 902 which is actually wider 8.6" and a 161mm tall cooler just fits and the fans extend out further then the top of the cooler.
A 160mm will fit for sure in the 1200 but there are better choices then the V8 imo.
The V6GT is one of the best no question but also one of the loudest.
The V8 is average in performance.
One advantage of the 1200 is the side fan mount is low so you'll still be able to use it with a cooler installed.
Personally i'd mount an extra fan inside the case on one of the HDD drivecages if you want additional gpu cooling.
Better coolers price/performnce wise then the V8 imo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
The Corsair being the most capable since it comes with two fans and has reviewed very well from more then a few sources.
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September 18, 2010 11:03:37 AM

davcon said:
I doubt a V6GT will fit in a 1200 which is 8.4" wide.It might but i wouldn't chance it.
I have a 902 which is actually wider 8.6" and a 161mm tall cooler just fits and the fans extend out further then the top of the cooler.
A 160mm will fit for sure in the 1200 but there are better choices then the V8 imo.
The V6GT is one of the best no question but also one of the loudest.
The V8 is average in performance.
One advantage of the 1200 is the side fan mount is low so you'll still be able to use it with a cooler installed.
Personally i'd mount an extra fan inside the case on one of the HDD drivecages if you want additional gpu cooling.
Better coolers price/performnce wise then the V8 imo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
The Corsair being the most capable since it comes with two fans and has reviewed very well from more then a few sources.



Yup that's exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for your comment Davcon. I also emailed antec and asked them and this was there reply:
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With the motherboard installed, the maximum height for a CPU Cooler will be 6.5”. Therefore, the V6 GT will fit just right in the 1200 case. However, due the large size of this cooler, you might not be able to install the optional 120mm side panel fan.


Since the cooler itself is 6.5" tall this might just hit the sidepanel :) 
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September 25, 2010 6:59:17 AM

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September 25, 2010 7:40:19 AM

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