What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding > Cooling
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-18-2010, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 345
Default What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

I'm going back and forth between whether I want water or air cooling, and I think one of the deciding factors might be whether or not I can fit a nice aftermarket air cooler in my rig.

I've looked all over the place, and I can't find anywhere that lists what the size of the stock cooler on the i7-980x is. If I knew what it was, it would be very easy to look inside my case and guess how much room I would have for an aftermarket cooler.

Does anyone know what the dimensions are?
__________________

__________________
Case: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Power Supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme; CPU: i7-3970; Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB @ 2133MHz
Graphics Card: HD7970
Optical: 2 x Lite-On iHAS424SATA 24X DVD
Hard Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X 2 240 GB
Monitor: Samsung 1080P 120Hz 3D
earwicker7 is offline  
Old 12-18-2010, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Hyper Techie
 
Abstract Hero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,842
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

Wait I'm confused.

What cooler do you have now?
__________________

__________________
- AMD FX8320 @ 4.2Ghz - ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8gb -
- Asus Strix GTX 970 - Corsair Neutron GTX - Corsair TX 750 -
- Cooler Master HAF XB - Corsair H105 -
- Asus VG248QE - Corsair M60 & K90 -
Abstract Hero is offline  
Old 12-18-2010, 08:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 345
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

The stock one... [IMG][/IMG]
__________________
Case: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Power Supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme; CPU: i7-3970; Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB @ 2133MHz
Graphics Card: HD7970
Optical: 2 x Lite-On iHAS424SATA 24X DVD
Hard Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X 2 240 GB
Monitor: Samsung 1080P 120Hz 3D
earwicker7 is offline  
Old 12-18-2010, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
The Water Cooling Guru
 
aspire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 5,308
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

Daym, stock coolers have gotten pretty fancy since I last paid attention.

If you have a HAF X like your sig lists, you can essentially fit any air cooler on the market without any trouble.
__________________
If I help you with something, you think I'm the bomb, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the star under my post.

Thanks!

The Official Tech Forums Water Cooling Informational Guide
aspire is offline  
Old 12-19-2010, 09:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
Lady Techie
 
Yami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 7,774
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

It's only the 980X's cooler that's so fancy. If you're paying $800 for it, it's to be expected :P
__________________
Desktop i5-4440 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - EVGA GTX970 - 4x4GB 1600MHz - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Be Silent Base 800 - 3TB+1TB+1TB+640GB
Laptop i7-3740QM @ 2.7GHz, 2x4GB 1600Mhz, GT640M, OCZ Agility 3 120GB
Smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge

LinkedIn Kiera Mitchell
Yami is offline  
Old 12-19-2010, 03:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 345
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

Quote:
Originally Posted by aspire View Post
If you have a HAF X like your sig lists, you can essentially fit any air cooler on the market without any trouble.
I'm not sure if that's true... I measured the current cooler, and at 3-15/16" wide, and 3-7/8" tall, there might only be 3/4" available on each side, and that may be pushing it. I have really tall memory.
__________________
Case: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Power Supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme; CPU: i7-3970; Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB @ 2133MHz
Graphics Card: HD7970
Optical: 2 x Lite-On iHAS424SATA 24X DVD
Hard Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X 2 240 GB
Monitor: Samsung 1080P 120Hz 3D
earwicker7 is offline  
Old 12-19-2010, 03:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
Hyper Techie
 
Abstract Hero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,842
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

If you don't choose something insanely longitudinally wide you should be fine.



Attachment 4583

those 2 pics show some idea.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Gigabyte_UD9.jpg (76.8 KB, 511 views)
__________________
- AMD FX8320 @ 4.2Ghz - ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8gb -
- Asus Strix GTX 970 - Corsair Neutron GTX - Corsair TX 750 -
- Cooler Master HAF XB - Corsair H105 -
- Asus VG248QE - Corsair M60 & K90 -
Abstract Hero is offline  
Old 12-20-2010, 02:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 345
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

Those pics give me some hope...are most aftermarket coolers able to be rotated (i.e., you can point the fans up, or you can point the fans to the side)?
__________________
Case: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Power Supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme; CPU: i7-3970; Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB @ 2133MHz
Graphics Card: HD7970
Optical: 2 x Lite-On iHAS424SATA 24X DVD
Hard Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X 2 240 GB
Monitor: Samsung 1080P 120Hz 3D
earwicker7 is offline  
Old 12-20-2010, 05:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

I warned you about those memory modules with the Tall Heatspreaders.

You should be able to rotate the cooler, but it still might pose a memory clearance issue with some of the larger coolers that utilize a 140mm fan.

For your setup I would get the Noctua NH-D14 but you still might have to make a few modifications. Here's a link to my experience with the Noctua NH-D14. I had to trim a few of the fins, with my Dremel, so that my Corsair Dominator's would fit without touching the fins.

You don't want the memory heatspreaders to touch the cpu heatsink as the memory heatspreaders will absorb some of the heat from the cpu.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 12-21-2010, 12:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 345
Default Re: What are the dimensions of the stock i7-980x cooler?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaymate View Post
I warned you about those memory modules with the Tall Heatspreaders.

You should be able to rotate the cooler, but it still might pose a memory clearance issue with some of the larger coolers that utilize a 140mm fan.

For your setup I would get the Noctua NH-D14 but you still might have to make a few modifications. Here's a link to my experience with the Noctua NH-D14. I had to trim a few of the fins, with my Dremel, so that my Corsair Dominator's would fit without touching the fins.

You don't want the memory heatspreaders to touch the cpu heatsink as the memory heatspreaders will absorb some of the heat from the cpu.
Do you happen to know what the distance between the cpu and the lowest fins would be? My northbridge heatsinks are also pretty huge, so I have to factor them in.

Is the dremel part idiot-proof? I don't mind modifying it if it isn't something I'll completely screw up. Something is strange when it seems like watercooling would be less labor-intensive lol.
__________________

__________________
Case: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Power Supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme; CPU: i7-3970; Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB @ 2133MHz
Graphics Card: HD7970
Optical: 2 x Lite-On iHAS424SATA 24X DVD
Hard Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 X 2 240 GB
Monitor: Samsung 1080P 120Hz 3D
earwicker7 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock Intel Cooler FTW mgcook Overclocking and Modding 42 02-28-2008 09:07 PM
modifying stock AMD cooler. Chazzer3 Overclocking and Modding 12 05-03-2006 08:47 PM
after stock CPU Cooler!!?? yisthis Overclocking and Modding 13 02-09-2006 05:15 PM
Stock Cooler Master is going SLOW mousepad Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 6 03-18-2005 11:31 PM
AMD Stock Cooler rpm?? preet2u Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 2 04-23-2004 08:02 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.