What chassis is big enough for a V8?

zenoa

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Guys, im buildin a new core i7 rig and want to go for the coolermaster v8 heatsink but i dont know if the cosmos s tht i want to get is big enough (coz ive heard tht its not), any suggestions on a chassis tht will be big enough

...i really like the cosmos s so im still not entirely sure abt the v8 if it doesnt fit unless someone can convince me to get a bigger case...
 

jeanluclariviere

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I'd recommend keeping the case and switching HS - There are a few HS that run on par with the V8 and are smaller. Do a few google searches for HS reviews.
 

zenoa

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srry for not replyin for such a long time .... ive gone for the haf 932 ... cos i feel thts overall a better case and i actually prefer its looks to the cosmos s ... it also has enough room for the v8 :)
 

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It's the side fan that gets in the way and I think the ceiling for most coolers is in the 150mm range. If you remove the fan on the side, then it may fit. They also make panels with a window or just blank. I decided to go liquid with the Cosmos S instead.
 

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If I had to make the choice again, I would have gone with the Haf 932. I chose the Cosmos S and the V8 cooler and had to remove the side fan and replace it with a smaller one. The case is good though and very attractive.
 

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Heh, he is joking. Gotta love them Chevies though.

My current case is a RAIDMax Smilodon, though I will be building a new computer here within about a week or two. It's a Mid-tower, so it's not the biggest case around. Currently I have a Sunbeam CoreContact Freezer on a AM2 6000+ CPU, and in this specific case it fits BARELY if I remove the side fan. Or I could leave the side fan in and loosen the side door a bit (which is what I did, as it's a drop down door instead of a slide back).

It's a relatively cheap cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004.

It's also rated second best (for Intel CPUS) and third best (for AMD) in regards to air cooling, at least by this review. http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm.

I'm not sure where your V8 is in regards to size, but there are alternatives as shown above (the V8 is right below the Freezer for cooling on AMD CPUs). So compare the sizes, or even browse that list and try and find the best cooler for you.
 

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Just got an HAF 932 for a mod job... HUGE, def fit the V8. I'm going liquid, but, this thing is bigger than my first apartment... I love it.



I drive a mitsubishi spyder :)
 

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I went different path, I got the cm690 with window for my v8, and with the spare budget i got few extra fans and zalman fan controller. The outcome is grate, my rig is clean of cables,(all the cables under mb tray) superb air flow, it really cool and silent. The 690 is not as good as the 932, but it the best case for the money i worked with.
 

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Saw the ZR1 at a car show recently. $105,000, but worth it ;)
 

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