Thanks for the Lian-Li PC-V354 case review!
I am a bit confused as to the available clearance for CPU HSF though... on page 4 of the review you show this image:
With the caption:
"Our test system included a Core i5-750 processor cooled by a Noctua NH-C12P, the best cooler we had that would fit. There was about 20 mm between the heatsink and PSU making the total clearance about 11 cm."
My confusion comes from the fact that Noctua's website indicates the "height" above the CPU for the NH-C12P including a 25mm fan is 114mm, i.e. 4mm more than the 11cm total clearance you stated existed in the case?!?
Given I have an actual NH-C12P heatsink here in a system, and can confirm the Noctua website spec of 114mm height, I have to suspect the 11cm total clearance figure is incorrect? QUESTIONS:(#1)
When you say there was 20mm between the heatsink and the PSU, was that measurement taken with or without a fan in place on the heatsink? (#2)
How thick is the fan in those images, (which appears to be SPCR's long suffering Nexus 120)??
Finally, the next image on page 4 shows the NH-C12P and fan in place with the PSU installed:QUESTIONS:(#3)
How much clearance was there between the top of that fan and the inside of the PSU?(#4)
I see your other review article on the Noctua NH-C14 heatsink, which supposedly can be used in "low profile mode" with a single fan for a height of 105mm -- Any thoughts as to whether the NH-C14 would fit in the Lian-Li PC-V354 case?
Thankx in advance for any clarifications.
Just some feedback for the editor's note on page 7 - I realize that the PC-V354 case proportions may seem a bit awkward for use on top the the desk... but it will fit perfectly on the bottom shelf of one of these carts, which is the target location for my next build.