[SOLVED] Upgrading gaming pc. CPU cooler fitting case?

ChickenCatch

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Hello, first of all i have read the ''how to ask for build or advice. so im trying my best to do it as right as i can.

Ok, so before i post the specs and what not. i have been googling for hours if the Noctua NH-D15 SE AM4 fits in the Mastercooler MB520 RGB. some people say yes. some people say no. some say the default height is 160mm and you have a ''play measurement''( i dont know the English word for it sorry ) of 5mm to lower and raise the fans .

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week around the 10th of June

Budget Range: 500 to 600 euro's

System Usage from Most to Least Important: #1 Gaming 2# Internet 3# Movies
Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: CPU cooler / Motherboard and a SSD as the main storage so i can use the HDD for mods / movies.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes im going to buy a new Motherboard aswell


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: Azerty.nl i have always ordered here good and friendly service and good packinging.

Location: City, State/Region, Country Netherlands,Groningen,Appingedam

Parts Preferences: no part preferences. i just got told the Noctua NH-D15 is best for the Ryzen 7 2700X

Overclocking: / No / ( im not sure about this though. someone told me the Ryzen 7 2700X ''overlocks'' itself when needed. but i dont know if this is true or not. but TLDR : i wont overclock on my own

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.:
1920x1080
Additional Comments: (e.g.:

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading
: the reason im a upgrading is. i currently have a B450M but i like to upgrade to a bigger motherboard like the ASUS ROG Strix B450-F and i like to upgrade the CPU cooler with it right away. i have been using the Prism stock cooler it works. but at some times its rattling. i have had this happen before and contacted the website i ordered it from. they send me a replacemant around ~4 months ago and its doing the exact same thing.



My current specs are

Motherboard :
ASROCK B450M

CPU : Ryzen 7 2700X

GPU : Radeon Sapphire Rx580 Nitro+ 8GB

RAM
: 2x Hyper Fury X 8GB

PSU : Be quiet! PURE POWER 11 600W CM 80+ Gold

PC Case : Coolermaster MB520 RGB

these are the parts im gonna buy ( the website is in Dutch )
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
https://azerty.nl/product/asus/3616163/rog-strix-b450-f-gaming-moederbord-atx


WD Blue™ SN550 NVMe™ SSD - Solid state drive
https://azerty.nl/product/western+digital/4084935/wd-blue--sn550-nvme--ssd-solid-state-drive-1-tb


Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4




if i forgot anything please let me know and ill update it ASAP
 
I see no reason to upgrade the motherboard.
If you so desperately wanted to change it, get a B550 unit so atleast you can get pci-e 4th gen support when you upgrade the cpu down the line.

I agree with getting an ssd. Very good choice.

And now, why that cooler? Yes, it's the "best" cooler, but it's like, so over the top it's unnecessary. the NH-U12S would be much more sensible.
Still very good and better than you need, but not as expensive and huge as the 15D.
 
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ChickenCatch

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I see no reason to upgrade the motherboard.
If you so desperately wanted to change it, get a B550 unit so atleast you can get pci-e 4th gen support when you upgrade the cpu down the line.

I agree with getting an ssd. Very good choice.

And now, why that cooler? Yes, it's the "best" cooler, but it's like, so over the top it's unnecessary. the NH-U12S would be much more sensible.
Still very good and better than you need, but not as expensive and huge as the 15D.
Amazing this is why i love this website. the feedback you get back from people :D thank you very much :D im gonna adjust my list right away. Thanks!!
 
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