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GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3: Heatsink space?

Delu

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GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3: Heatsink space?
« on: October 07, 2011, 11:51:13 pm »
Hi all!

Planing on building a computer for my brother with the GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3, a Intel i5-2500, Gigabyte Geforce GTX 560 1GB OC, with Corsair Vengeance (Low Profile if heatsink demands it) in a Fractal Design Define Mini. The max height would be 160mm, but what max would the width and length be?

Aussie Allan

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Re: GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3: Heatsink space?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 12:14:16 am »

  you'll have to goes a huntin for the hard facts......you could try WiKi, JEDEC ......but here's something that might get you close.....


    Define Mini (WxHxD): 210x395x490mm
    Lian LiA04 (W) 188mm x (H) 386mm x (D) 460mm ..... Hope this helps

  P.S .... you sure you got the 160mm right ..... that not very much 160 ..... like just over 6"

  Aussie Allan
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Re: GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3: Heatsink space?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 07:42:43 am »
Allan I think the OP is probably talking about something else as 160 seems to be too small overall. Maybe the height of the board with heatsink and fan installed ?
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Delu

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Re: GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3: Heatsink space?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 08:38:09 am »
To quote Fractal Designs own site, "Supports CPU coolers with height of ca 160mm". http://fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=58

The width and length of a cooler mater here with the small form factor and using a graphic card, even the memory cards can limit the size of the heatsink. I just can't find any information about the cubic space available above the CPU for this motherboard with a graphic card in the PCIEX16 slot, so I turned here hoping for someone to know.

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Re: GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3: Heatsink space?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 09:13:02 am »
What is going to restrict you more really is the two rows of capacitors near the power phases. They are quite close to the CPU socket and don't give a lot of free space around at the base. The memory modules are not usually a problem as they can be moved to the further slots if using only two sticks or the cooling fins of the CPU heatsink can be customised to allow extra space in  that region. I have never known a CPU cooler foul a graphics card so I don't think that is likely to be a big problem.
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HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
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Aussie Allan

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Re: GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3: Heatsink space?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 09:41:27 am »

   Delu

    Unfortunately .... unless someone responds who actually has similar kit , .... you are going to have to do it the long way round ..... and that is hunt through the net for physical measurements of all the targeted components , .... write them down .... and go to a shop that has a case similar to what you want to buy and use a tape measure ..... or contact the case supplier and have a chat with them .... they usally have an idea with what will or won't fit.......

  Planing on building a computer for my brother with the GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3, a Intel i5-2500, Gigabyte Geforce GTX 560 1GB OC, with Corsair Vengeance (Low Profile if heatsink demands it) in a Fractal Design Define Mini. The max height would be 160mm, but what max would the width and length be?...............sorry for the misunderstanding ...... thought you were after the overall case dimentions

  Hope this helps in some way

  Aussie Allan
i7-4790K @4.8GHz 24/7 water clock
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Lange DDC elite pump
G changer360 Rad x2
Phobya 450 balancer
W10 Pro-64
Zigor 2000 UPS
1x500GB for clone
6x2tb- raid5-Storage
C: Evo 970 Pro 512gb
Scratch:Evo 970 Plus 512gb

 

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