[SOLVED] CPU Cooler Too Big?

Jul 30, 2020
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I am looking to upgrade my CPU cooler, but I'm unsure if it will fit in the case.
I visited the case manufacturer's site and it says it only fits up to 156mm coolers (Exact wording: CPU Cooler MAX 156mm).
I just wanted to make sure I'm not buying stuff I won't be able to use. Another concern is if the cooler will block the RAM slots.

The cooler I'm looking to buy is the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo, which is 124 x 157 x 103mm.

Case: Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

If this CPU cooler won't fit I'm open to any suggestions for a new one. I'm looking for a cooler that will keep the temperature at no more than 70*C while gaming at stock clock speeds.
 
The 156mm is the max height of the cooler. The Arctic you mentioned has a height of 157mm so just 1mm too tall. Here are 3 choices for an upgrade.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler ($39.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $224.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-30 10:58 EDT-0400

The Pure Rock 2 will probably be the lowest performing of the 2 air coolers with a 150W TDP capacity. However, with a 65W CPU that will draw 88W at most that still will give plenty of room.
 
The 156mm is the max height of the cooler. The Arctic you mentioned has a height of 157mm so just 1mm too tall. Here are 3 choices for an upgrade.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler ($39.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $224.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-30 10:58 EDT-0400

The Pure Rock 2 will probably be the lowest performing of the 2 air coolers with a 150W TDP capacity. However, with a 65W CPU that will draw 88W at most that still will give plenty of room.
 
Jul 30, 2020
4
0
10
0
The 156mm is the max height of the cooler. The Arctic you mentioned has a height of 157mm so just 1mm too tall. Here are 3 choices for an upgrade.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler ($39.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $224.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-30 10:58 EDT-0400

The Pure Rock 2 will probably be the lowest performing of the 2 air coolers with a 150W TDP capacity. However, with a 65W CPU that will draw 88W at most that still will give plenty of room.
Thanks for the quick reply. Kinda sad to be 1mm short...
 

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