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  1.    27 Nov 2017 #1011
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 2,486
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Hi,
    Mono block is in
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  2.    27 Nov 2017 #1012
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 11,267
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Looking good Mike
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  3.    27 Nov 2017 #1013
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 158
    Windows 10 Pro

    Thanks guys.

    Was a toss up between the S and the C but went with the C because it is slightly smaller than the S and as mentioned, the shroud.
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  4.    27 Nov 2017 #1014
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 173
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Was a toss up between the S and the C but went with the C because it is slightly smaller than the S and as mentioned, the shroud.
    Very nice Stormy
    In your new case, what is the distance from the motherboard backplate and the side of the case? For my mobo and protruding cpu fan I need 7 3/4 inches and that's tight.
    Even though my system is running great temps I still want a new case with more room to work with

    cheers
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  5.    29 Nov 2017 #1015
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 158
    Windows 10 Pro

    Sorry for the delay Scramjet. Just checked the case manual and is shows max cooler height of 170 mm/6.7". Guess you'll have to keep looking.
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  6.    29 Nov 2017 #1016
    Join Date : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 317
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by Scramjet View Post
    Hi All,
    Some awesome builds here I must say!
    Hopefully I can attach some pics here of my new build I upgraded to this past July(2017) .
    Asus Z270 Mark 1 TUF,
    Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz,
    G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600),
    Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler,
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB,
    SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe
    1000 watt PSU, Windows 10 Pro x64
    Antec 900 Mid Tower case that I modified to get the side to fit with the large Noctua cpu cooler. CPU Temps are 30-40 C Overclocked to 4.8. CPU fan running at 800-890 while playing mmo. The wiring is a mess...just haven't got around to tucking it away neatly lol. Very happy with this build.
    Attachment 165609Attachment 165610Attachment 165611Attachment 165612Attachment 165613

    cheers
    Nice case mod on the side panel.......looks great...
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  7.    29 Nov 2017 #1017
    Join Date : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 317
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
    After having to replace a few parts recently (CPU, RAM, and motherboard) due to a motherboard failure, decided it was time to retire my trusty old Antec Three Hundred and get something new to put the new parts in. Picked up a Fractal Design Define C last weekend and then had fun for a couple of hours getting everything in it,

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    Must say everything runs a bit cooler and is quite a bit quieter than the old case.
    Super Clean Stormy........very nice....
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  8.    29 Nov 2017 #1018
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 10,012
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    Scramjet, according to specs, the NH-D16 is 165mm in height, or about 6.5". There are a lot of cases that will do that. The Phanteks Pro M, is a mid tower case and claims it has clearance for a CPU cooler of 193mm or about 7.6". But, a lot of cases should do that. I only mention that case because I just used it. I had a Phanteks Luxe delivered yesterday which claims it has the same space.
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  9.    29 Nov 2017 #1019
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 2,486
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Hi,
    NH-D14 I have one and it is exactly 6-1/4" so Steve's 6.5" leaves 1/4" for clearance
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  10.    29 Nov 2017 #1020
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    Mike, he's got the D15. I don't know if there's a difference in them or not. The specs on it is 165mm. There are a lot of cases that will take that. The 2 I mentioned claim they have 195 mm clearance, which should be slightly over an inch. I had the D14 as well. I had it in a HAF X case and it fit without any problems. Of course a small Volkswagon would fit in it.
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