I'm am looking to put together a htpc using the S16t, but have some questions to make sure everything would fit... I would love to use an Asus Z97A
, but noticed the CPU is quite far forward. Looking at the S16t/v diagram
on the OrigenAE website, it puts the CPU very close to the ODD, if not even below it.
My first choice for a cooler would be the Noctua NH-U9B SE2
, any idea if it it would fit and how much space it leaves for the ODD? (with only one fan; mounted with the wide side parallel to the back of the case)
Second choice would be the Noctua NH-L12
, using only the bottom fan. It is only 66mm high, but how much space (vertically) is there between the mainboard and the ODD?
Silverston NT-01 pro
might be an option, but it looks big.
The choice that I think would for sure fit is the 38mm high Nocuta NH-9Li
, but I fear it would be the noisiest option.
I had a built before, also using the S16t, and it is a great case. Before, it had an Asus P6T6 WS Revolution, Noctua NH-U9B and Plextor PX-B920SA (a 19 cm deep drive!). It all fit, but it was extremely tight. I know there are other mainboards as alternative that move the CPU more forward (e.g. Asus Z97-C), but the Z97-A seems to have all things I want.
My guess is that it would fit, particularly as I've found that Asus has a bluray drive that is only 16.5 cm deep... So any thoughts?