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Overclocking in a slim mITX case?

stepstools

44 months ago

I've decided that I want to build my next PC in the mITX form factor because of space limitations in my dorm. I think it would be awesome to have something the size of the Node 202 or RVZ02 and stand it vertically, but I also want to overclock an i5-6600K. I have enough space to fit a more box shaped case if that would allow for better cooling. Does anyone with a slim mITX system have any insight on cooling and overclocking in a slim mITX case. Thanks!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a mITX Cube case, so you can have a larger cooler to overclock with.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair had a aio cooler for some form factor cooling.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It is still quite large, it is about the same height as a 120mm fan vertically (IIRC).

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe in a case like the 304?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

From Fractal's site:

Tower CPU coolers, up to 165 mm tall

From Corsair's site:

Total cooler height: 84mm

Height wise it should be fine, but I don't know about the other dimensions. You could check using the AIO's specs:

Radiator dimensions: 167mm x 40mm x 57mm

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like the 304 can fit 120mm rads didn't find anything about.the h5 sf.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

An Ncase M1 would be a better choice. Or a cube case like Corsair 250D. Both of this cases can be fitted with a 240 mm radiator or even another secondary radiator for the Corsair 250D. If you really like a slim case I'll go with NFC S4 Mini than Node 202. It's much more expensive but the build quality is top notch.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all of the feedback! Does anyone have experience with overclocking in a slim mITX case?

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