Question A 155 mm CPU cooler in a 198 mm case that supports coolers up to 140 mm

Feb 28, 2021
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I have a deepcool gammax 400 v2, which Is tall 155 mm and I want to upgrade my case. I found a case for 28€ ( the nox infinity omega) and I read that It can only support CPU coolers up to 140 mm. I read another forum where one person said that a 150 mm CPU cooler will stay in there. So my question Is: my CPU cooler will fit into that case?
The case Is larger 198 mm
 

Ralston18

Titan
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The only way to know for sure is to delve into the case and fan specs via the applicable documentation and the respective manufacturer's websites.

I would also look at the motherboard as well: layout and dimensions.

There may be some room/space margin available for a larger cooler.

Key is to verify that via reliable sources.
 

getochkn

Polypheme
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  • Math says 158 is greater then 140.
  • but will it fit?
-someone said somewhere 150mm fit.
-150 is still less than 158, but will it fit.

I don't know what you want us to say other than yes it will fit when clearly it won't, but you are dead set, so cut a hole in the side or leave the side panel off.
 
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EmmaDobozi

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I think you could cut a window in the side panel, just for the cooler. But that might look very strange.
I contemplated this kind of solution for my PC ; my side panel was of steel, would have been more dificult to cut it properly by hand. My intention was to cover the hole with a mesh from a nice front cover of a speaker.

If you would take out the side panel, sensitive parts might be exposed.
Sometimes cooling is less effective with side panels removed ; sometimes might improve temperature figures.
If the less effective cooling would occur, ventilators might have to do on higher speed -- so noise would might also be more perturbing.
 

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