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Compatibility Noctua CPU cooler, intel i7 6700k and ASUS Z170-A motherboard

Hello

Its my first PC build and all I can say its that its not easy!!

After my research ive come up with these choices.

CPU: intel i7 6700k, socket LGA 1151
Cooling system: Noctua NH-U9B SE2
MB: ASUS Z170-A ATX DDR4
Tower case: Rosewill Challenger S gaming ATX (mid tower)

I already have 4x4GB corsair vengeance memory cards
1 SSD of 256GB and 1TB hard drive..

I was wondering if everything is compatible?

When I look at the compatibility with the Noctua...it talks about LGA 1155, 1156...my i7 has LGA 1151...is it compatible? On forums ppl say it is...is it?

Will the Noctua obstruct my memory card slots?

Is the tower case big enough for everything?

Thank you in advance!!
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  1. Everything is compatible according to pcpartpicker.com great web sight btw if you are not using it for your build might I suggest​ you do. The only issue you are going to run into is if you want to mount fans on the side panel I don't think you will be able to.

    Might I suggest this case I've only heard great things about it.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jrVBD3/phanteks-case-phes515pbk#viewImages

    You can order it with different windows and colors if you so desire but since this is your first build I've heard that that particular case is very easy to build in, great cable management, great airflow and has that very handsome Minimalistic look that can fit in anywhere.
  2. Kunra Zether said:
    Everything is compatible according to pcpartpicker.com great web sight btw if you are not using it for your build might I suggest​ you do. The only issue you are going to run into is if you want to mount fans on the side panel I don't think you will be able to.

    Might I suggest this case I've only heard great things about it.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jrVBD3/phanteks-case-phes515pbk#viewImages

    You can order it with different windows and colors if you so desire but since this is your first build I've heard that that particular case is very easy to build in, great cable management, great airflow and has that very handsome Minimalistic look that can fit in anywhere.



    Thanks for the suggestion. Ive checked my build with the site you mentioned but it had a problem approving the compatibility of the Noctua with the tower case...

    What I find nice with the tower I chose is that it already comes with 3 fans...2 in the front and one in the back.

    But you say that I wont be able to place more fans on the side with the holes? Why is that? The Noctua takes too much space?

    Thanks
  3. Aenhim said:
    Kunra Zether said:
    Everything is compatible according to pcpartpicker.com great web sight btw if you are not using it for your build might I suggest​ you do. The only issue you are going to run into is if you want to mount fans on the side panel I don't think you will be able to.

    Might I suggest this case I've only heard great things about it.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jrVBD3/phanteks-case-phes515pbk#viewImages

    You can order it with different windows and colors if you so desire but since this is your first build I've heard that that particular case is very easy to build in, great cable management, great airflow and has that very handsome Minimalistic look that can fit in anywhere.



    Thanks for the suggestion. Ive checked my build with the site you mentioned but it had a problem approving the compatibility of the Noctua with the tower case...

    What I find nice with the tower I chose is that it already comes with 3 fans...2 in the front and one in the back.

    But you say that I wont be able to place more fans on the side with the holes? Why is that? The Noctua takes too much space?

    Thanks
  4. Best answer
    Aenhim said:
    Kunra Zether said:
    Everything is compatible according to pcpartpicker.com great web sight btw if you are not using it for your build might I suggest​ you do. The only issue you are going to run into is if you want to mount fans on the side panel I don't think you will be able to.

    Might I suggest this case I've only heard great things about it.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jrVBD3/phanteks-case-phes515pbk#viewImages

    You can order it with different windows and colors if you so desire but since this is your first build I've heard that that particular case is very easy to build in, great cable management, great airflow and has that very handsome Minimalistic look that can fit in anywhere.



    Thanks for the suggestion. Ive checked my build with the site you mentioned but it had a problem approving the compatibility of the Noctua with the tower case...

    What I find nice with the tower I chose is that it already comes with 3 fans...2 in the front and one in the back.

    But you say that I wont be able to place more fans on the side with the holes? Why is that? The Noctua takes too much space?

    Thanks


    Precisely sir its just to talk unless you do low profile. Not coming with all the fan can be bonus aswell though do to the poor quality of fans that tend to come with cases. I see that you are fan of noctua so I'm betting thoughs case fans it come with are going to be alot louder and probably less airflow and static pressure then anything noctua makes. Personally I use cooler Master sickle flows in mine they are good all around fans run quite and have LEDs to boot and only ran me $3 a pice.
  5. Thanks for the input.

    Ill receive my tower and see if the fans are noisy. If they are ill buy some cool master fans...in my country they are 17$. Its not that expensive but x3...its another Noctua fan :)
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