HR Forums

Full Version: Question about the Thermaltake Core V71 'Extreme' case
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
I would like to buy the Thermaltake Core V71 'Extreme' case and I want to buy it from Amazon.co.uk but they only have Thermaltake Core V71 Tower Gaming Chassis with LED Fan. I can't tell if this is basically the same case. I just need to know will it fit the recommended Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler. Thank you.
shouldnt be a problem, thats a huge full tower e-atx case. just fyi, it has standoffs for micro and atx motherboards as well.

good luck
Pretty sure it's the same case. Either way, the CPU Cooler will fit.

Note that the NH-D15 has been launched, it's a slightly better version of the NH-D14, consider it if it's available in the UK.
Thanks for the fast replies!!
Yeah you are right, it is a hug case... My set up is a Geforce 780, i7 4770, 4x4Gbs RAM, 256 SATA, 2TB hardrive. I'll be using it for gaming. I'm not sure about the MOBO. Would you recommend the Asus Z87-PRO USB 3.0 Motherboard? I don't think I need such a large CPU cooler as the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler (D15 is available in the UK) but as you recommended and others, it is maybe the best and very quiet. Would you recommend a smaller case with a smaller CPU cooler for my set up with only one graphics card etc? If so what case and CPU cooler would you recommend? Thank you!!
You don't want the "2011" Noctua cooler, that's specific to Socket 2011 CPUs. You want the Socket 1150 version (no 2011 in the title).

Personally, I'd recommend a "Z97" mobo, since they're basically the same price as "Z87", but you'll have the option to upgrade the CPU for a few more generations. Along with some newer interfaces for future Solid State Drive technology.

The Gigabyte Z97 D3P is pretty solid: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-1150-Expr...B00K2RQDLQ . There's also a Black Edition that's...black...and gets stress tested before being shipped and has a 5 year warranty. If you want SLI support, there's the GA-Z97X-UD5H. There's also an Asus Z97-PRO, but it's had above average DOA's, based on Newegg/Amazon user reviews.

The case size comes down to your preference. Do you want a ton of room to work in, cool stuff, and have 10 hard drives and 4 GPUs, or do you want something that would fit easily in your Den? You could easily jam all of this build into a mid-tower, and still have room for 2 GPUs. You could even go down to a micro-ATX mobo and a micro-ATX tower.