[SOLVED] Shorter cooling options for X7950x AM5 chipset?

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I bought a Noctua NH-U14S cpu fan but it is too tall for my case. I only have 6" above the CPU. What's a good option?

CPU: Ryzen 9 7950x

Motherboard: X670E Steel Legend

Ram: Crucial RAM 64GB Kit (2x32GB) DDR5 4800MHz CL40 Desktop Memory CT2K32G48C40U5

SSD/HDD: SAMSUNG 980 PRO 500GB PCIe NVMe Gen4

GPU: Onboard & EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5

PSU: Seasonic FOCUS Plus 1000 Gold SSR-1000FX 1000W 80+ Gold ATX12V & EPS12V Full Modular 120mm FDB Fan Compact 140 mm Size

Chassis: 4U Rack ATX Enclosure

OS: None yet installed

Monitor: Dell S2740L 27" LED
 
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Lutfij

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I bought a Noctua fan but it is too tall for my case. I only have 6" above the CPU.
Noctua make a lot of fans and coolers, which one did you get? Also, what is the make and model of your case, the motherbaord and the ram you're working with? We will need that info in order to understand clearance limitations.
 

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