Question Will I have enough clearance for my CPU cooler?

Barney Willis

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Jul 30, 2013
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Hi all,

Right so had a bit of a nightmare today when building my new system - my RAM left not enough room for my AIO cooler so I couldn't fit it to the top of the case!

I am now looking to buy a good air cooler to go with my processor and want to be sure that I will be fine when it arrives. My case is a cooler master MB530P which lists 165mm of clearance for a cooler. I have heard the Noctua NHD15 is great which lists its height as exactly 165mm.

Do you guys think I'd be ok or should I consider something smaller? I am intending to game for long periods on it and maybe minor OCing. My RAM is listed as 5.1cm tall so mindful of that as well.

Would really value advice on what cooler to go with - thanks guys.

Barney.

My specs:

I7 9700k
16gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB
MSI Z390-A-PRO Motherboard
Cooler Master MB530P Case
Gtx 1080
 

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