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Question Only 1.5mm difference. Will Cooler Master V8 GTS fit??

Tri-Mension

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I have Cooler Master MB 520 RGB chasis, the Cpu clearance is 165mm

I am dying to buy Cooler Master V8 GTS, the height is 166.5mm.

Now obviously they are not compatible officially, but i wanted to ask has somebody tried such a thing? The difference is 1.5mm.

I have measured the distance from mobo to the inner side of the side panel, and it is 167mm.

Thanks in advance.
 
Such measurements are not always perfectly accurate.
I suspect that you would be ok.
The side panel is likely a bit flexible, sufficient to allow installation.
That said, buy from a place where you can return the cooler if needed. Expect to pay a restocking fee.

The cooler is certainly a good looking one, likely why you picked it.
There are other coolers that are equally efficient that will fit.
Noctua NH-D15s to name one.
 

Tri-Mension

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Jun 25, 2015
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Such measurements are not always perfectly accurate.
I suspect that you would be ok.
The side panel is likely a bit flexible, sufficient to allow installation.
That said, buy from a place where you can return the cooler if needed. Expect to pay a restocking fee.

The cooler is certainly a good looking one, likely why you picked it.
There are other coolers that are equally efficient that will fit.
Noctua NH-D15s to name one.
Such measurements are not always perfectly accurate.
I suspect that you would be ok.
The side panel is likely a bit flexible, sufficient to allow installation.
That said, buy from a place where you can return the cooler if needed. Expect to pay a restocking fee.

The cooler is certainly a good looking one, likely why you picked it.
There are other coolers that are equally efficient that will fit.
Noctua NH-D15s to name one.
Thanks for help. Really appreciate it.
The only option I have is Ali Express, and the seller has agreed to take a picture of the cooler with a ruler measuring the exact height. It will be a risk, but sadly due to lockdown situation this cooler is out of stock in my country.

Yes initially I started researching Noctua NH-D15s, but really its the esthetics of V8 that changed my mind.
 

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