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G5 + laserhive mobo tray + Noctua NH-D14?

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Hi guys,

My first mod will soon begin and before ordering the parts for my G5 case I just wanted to make sure that there is enough space to fit the Noctua NH-D14 cpu cooler when using the laserhive ATX motherboard tray?
I would very much appreciate your comments and suggestions.
 
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The nh-d14 is 160x140x158
I have the cool master 120x79x 158
It's tight but fits just fine as both are 158mm
Just don't make your mb stand offs to tall.
 
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Just to throw my input in - I have the Gigabyte Z97MX Gaming 5 using the old style Laser Hive motherboard tray - and I'm using the Noctua U12S - it's a very very close fit!

I'd recommend getting your air cooler from someplace like Amazon that's a little more lenient on their return policy just in case it doesn't fit. For most things Newegg is good but I found out the hard way that their return policy isn't the greatest...
 
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That's a smart idea!;)
Yours is also 158 so you know how close it can be. :confused:
I just took a look and there's 7 1/2" or 190.5 mm from back to inside edge on my G5.
You've got 32 mm or 1 1/4" to play with if my figures are right.o_O
So 1 1/4 - mother board, Laser Hive motherboard tray, and stand offs you get???

I just measured my MB stand, offs[1/4" stand off nuts] and cooler and it comes to 6 7/8.
It looks like you've got 5/8" for tray and what ever stand off you use.
Hope that helps.
my mb is z77n-wifi, it is one of the smaller boards but should be the same thickness as any Gigabyte board.

Here's their page for materials. Get the thickness you need.
http://www.thelaserhive.com/materials/
 

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I would suggest contacting the Laser Hive by e-mail. Explain what you are trying to do and I would expect a good answer from them as to the tolerances that may be possible. They do have a wealth of knowledge to give you the information that you require.
 
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It"ll work:thumbup:
Stand offs are your friend.:shifty:
 
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Thank you for all your answers. I'll give it a go!
 
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