Im looking at a new case and cpu cooler and im really liking the Xigmatek Utgard. What do you guys think??? and Im also looking at the Noctua Nh-D14. The case is 8.1 inches wide and the cooler is 160 mm tall. You think it will fit? Thanks for your help.
A simple way to see if the D14 will fit is to make a cardboard template, place it on the cpu and then close the case. I use the D14 in both my Antec and Coolermaster cases and they fit. Having tried various coolers, the D14 has been the best in my experience. That said, it depends a lot on how you overclock and what CPU you are using. On my i7 computers, I can get them up to 4.0ghz with a D14 and still keep the temps in the 70s(c). Others I have tried have run as high as the 90s(c) and a TRUE with two fans in the 80s(c). At the same time, a V8 or a TRUE with two fans will keep my AMD 955 an 1090T in the 40-50c area. So as i said, it depends a lot on your cpu and the amount of overclock.