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CPU Cooler & Fit

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August 14, 2011 9:19:15 PM

This is going to be my first build in many many years. For the most part I'm sticking with the SBM $1000 build from June. My only changes are going to be the case and the cooler. I heard that the Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 cooler won't fit in the Xclio Nighthawk case. So I was thinking I would go with the Rosewill Blackhawk case instead. Anyone know of any compatibility issues with that case and the the cooler?

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August 14, 2011 11:22:01 PM

The Blackhawk looks like a very good case. I think it has strong resemblances to the Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced; they have very similar internal design and overall dimensions.
The CM case can fit coolers up to 177mm (when the side panel fan slot is not occupied, if it is then take approx. 25mm off that number). So if those numbers are comparable to the Rosewill then you shouldn't have any problems.
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