[SOLVED] Will Noctua NH-D15 fit with my motherboard and ram?

Bugasboy

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Hello good day! I hope all of you are well. I have a question will a NOCTUA NH-D15 fit with my MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI (MS-7C90) and G SKILL TRIDENT Z NEO(8x2). I am planning on upgrading from my stock cooler to the Noctua so I am making sure everything fits.

Thank you for your time!
 

geofelt

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Good you are asking before buying.
Here is a list of noctua compatible coolers for your motherboard:
https://ncc.noctua.at/motherboards/model/MSI-MPG-Z590-GAMING-CARBON-WIFI-4762
You are good there.

Your ram is 44mm tall.
The NH-D15 will not fit if you plan on using the included front fan.
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15/specification
One could fit a 120mm fan in front.
You might also check how much height is available in your case.
The NH-D15 needs 165mm.

A equally good cooler is the the NH-D15s.
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15s/specification
Adding another optional front fan to the NH-D15s results in a negligible 2% cooling difference.
The NH-D15s is only 160mm tall, and it is offset to give more room to your graphics card.
 
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geofelt

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Good you are asking before buying.
Here is a list of noctua compatible coolers for your motherboard:
https://ncc.noctua.at/motherboards/model/MSI-MPG-Z590-GAMING-CARBON-WIFI-4762
You are good there.

Your ram is 44mm tall.
The NH-D15 will not fit if you plan on using the included front fan.
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15/specification
One could fit a 120mm fan in front.
You might also check how much height is available in your case.
The NH-D15 needs 165mm.

A equally good cooler is the the NH-D15s.
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15s/specification
Adding another optional front fan to the NH-D15s results in a negligible 2% cooling difference.
The NH-D15s is only 160mm tall, and it is offset to give more room to your graphics card.
 
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Phaaze88

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Hello good day! I hope all of you are well. I have a question will a NOCTUA NH-D15 fit with my MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI (MS-7C90) and G SKILL TRIDENT Z NEO(8x2). I am planning on upgrading from my stock cooler to the Noctua so I am making sure everything fits.

Thank you for your time!
Hi!
You left out the case. The D15 in its default position supports low profile ram of 31mm tall. Every mm over that will require raising the front fan that much.
Trident Z is 44mm tall, so 13mm more for a total height of 178mm. If there isn't enough clearance, simply install the front fan to the rear.
 
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Bugasboy

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Good you are asking before buying.
Here is a list of noctua compatible coolers for your motherboard:
https://ncc.noctua.at/motherboards/model/MSI-MPG-Z590-GAMING-CARBON-WIFI-4762
You are good there.

Your ram is 44mm tall.
The NH-D15 will not fit if you plan on using the included front fan.
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15/specification
One could fit a 120mm fan in front.
You might also check how much height is available in your case.
The NH-D15 needs 165mm.

A equally good cooler is the the NH-D15s.
https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15s/specification
Adding another optional front fan to the NH-D15s results in a negligible 2% cooling difference.
The NH-D15s is only 160mm tall, and it is offset to give more room to your graphics card.
Thank you so much for the help!
 

Bugasboy

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Hi!
You left out the case. The D15 in its default position supports low profile ram of 31mm tall. Every mm over that will require raising the front fan that much.
Trident Z is 44mm tall, so 13mm more for a total height of 178mm. If there isn't enough clearance, simply install the front fan to the rear.
Thank you a lot for assisting!
 

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