I ended up getting a Hyper 212 Evo for the cooler but I really want that 200mm sidefan so I could get some more air to my gpu as well. Any suggestions to maybe a new cooler thats just as good or even better than the Hyper 212 Evo that would fit the side panel fan? I'm trying to avoid the closed loop coolings as well.
I'm having the same problem at the moment. The stock intel cooler just sucks, and the good CM ones are all too tall. I got an NZXT-branded 200x200x30mm side panel fan, leaving maximum height for the CPU cooler at around 140mm. The Noctua NH-C14 is the best cooler I can find that fits that clearance