So I got the Cooler Master Mesh TD500 case and wanted to incorporate the Kraken Z63 280mm AIO for cooling, preferably at the top of the case. But it looks like it would be a tight squeeze, if it could even fit at all. I was hoping to get some opinions on this? This is a MSI Gaming Edge B550 motherboard. Please ignore the fact that the NZXT fans are not lighting up. I have ordered the fan controller but don't have it just yet.
Hello @mmoroski and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Other MC Admins may chime in, but the TD500 GPU Cooler Height should be around 165 mm. The Kraken z63 280mm cooler should have a 140 mm height. So the Kraken AIO will fit in your build with about 20-25mm to spare.
Coolermaster's own website has the specs for this case and they specifically list only 120mm wide rads in the top (120, 240, 360) but 140mm (140 and 280) wide can fit in the front. See the "Specifications" section here: MasterBox TD500 Mesh / Mesh White | Cooler Master
Hey so what happened here? Did you get it fit in the top after all or in the front? Just curious how accurate Coolermasters specs sheet is...
Were you able to install your AIO without issue? Any updates or questions?
I did not with my specific motherboard. Was very tight, and the fans wouldn't fit because it's an AM4 board and the RAM was too close to the top. Had to put it in the front instead. Sorry that I never saw these replies until now. @TSTristan @magarity
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