I am trying to spec out a system based on the Silverstone Fortress FT03, but I have not seen it in person, and I am a newb who has not built a PC before. When trying to determine (before I buy it online) whether a component will fit, I am relying on the manufacturers' published specs and on the excellent pictures that accompany the reviews here on SPCR, like this review of the FT03:SPCR Review (redux) of the Silverstone FT03
This tower-style cooler from Silenx, model EFZ-120HA3
leans at an angle and so it looks as though it might fit into the case better than the Noctua that was installed in the review. But are the directions of these towers reversible? I want to make sure it can be installed so the tower parallels
the FT03's angled fan, and doesn't lean the other way, so the two would collide. Another question is the socket compatibility. The chip socket is LGA1155 but the Silenx lists LGA1156. Silenx says the EFZ-120HA has a "universal mounting bracket" but I am not sure what to make of that.
Thanks for the help.
In the review there are two pictures showing a Noctua heat sink that doesn't quite fit -- the fin gets bent: