Ryhadar wrote:This little guy stands 37mm tall with the fan so you'll have more than enough room for both the 180mm AP-181 and the fan that comes with the it. Additionally, AMD CPUs always seem to give their processors a little too much voltage by default. If you're not OCing, I betcha you can shave off at least a tenth of a watt which will help you in the cooling department. Speaking of, the cooling is actually pretty good based on this one review (French): http://www.lesconfigs.com/reviews/noctua-nh-l9i/5/
yogibbear wrote:Though to get enough decent airflow I think you might end up having to make a funnel type arrangement in a X x X sided box shape between the fan and the unit... with sort of a cone pointing in at the heatsink.
drfish wrote:37mm w/ the fan? Pfft... Too easy. I wouldn't even need my ostentatious 180mm fan on the side. This is very much a, "because I can" build (or, "because I think I can rather") It might not be be full of the smartest choices but that's not the point, its more of an intentional form followed by function thing - but hopefully the function bit works out ok too. I do plan on trying to undervolt it regardless...
Ryhadar wrote:How much room, would you say, you have between the heatsink and the 180mm fan?
DPete27 wrote:Can you post a pic with the fan filter off looking through the big fan into the heatsink so we can see how much it's covering up?
DPete27 wrote:Nice keyboard by the way. I have the same one, it's great for HTPC.