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Question about the Thermaltake Core V71 'Extreme' case - Virtuallyjames - 08-06-2014

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.


RE: Question about the Thermaltake Core V71 'Extreme' case - PwnBroker - 08-06-2014

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


RE: Question about the Thermaltake Core V71 'Extreme' case - MathieuB - 08-06-2014

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.


RE: Question about the Thermaltake Core V71 'Extreme' case - Virtuallyjames - 08-08-2014

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!!


RE: Question about the Thermaltake Core V71 'Extreme' case - Rapajez - 08-08-2014

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-Express-Motherboard-GA-Z97-D3H/dp/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.