Asetek 645LT vs Air in a new NCASE M1 - Opinions?

Creep

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Bought a NCASE M1 v6.1 and have 2 options for cooling a 9900k and a 2080 Ti 11GB
  1. Asetek 645LT paired w/ a Noctua NF-A9x14 or Noctua NF-A9 Chromax
  2. Either of these Noctua air coolers - NH-U9S or NH-C14S (with interchangeable fans)
Also, I desire the Chromax color scheme but don't mind mixing and matching.

I find the slightest annoyance in the low-decibel operating noises from AIO pumps and feel if I did go water, I would simply just go all out with a complete customizable loop. After a while, I get bored with setups, always looking for change and find myself selling parts for dimes on the dollar (especially AIOs) and it's never not a hassle.

Thanks and any help is much appreciated!
 
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tinyitx

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NH-U12A is 158mm tall and cannot fit into an M1, having a 130/135mm max cooler clearance.
 

ermac318

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Bought a NCASE M1 v6.1 and have 2 options for cooling a 9900k and a 2080 Ti 11GB
  1. Asetek 645LT paired w/ a Noctua NF-A9x14 or Noctua NF-A9 Chromax
  2. Either of these Noctua air coolers - NH-U9S or NH-C14S (with interchangeable fans)
Also, I desire the Chromax color scheme but don't mind mixing and matching.

I find the slightest annoyance in the low-decibel operating noises from AIO pumps and feel if I did go water, I would simply just go all out with a complete customizable loop. After a while, I get bored with setups, always looking for change and find myself selling parts for dimes on the dollar (especially AIOs) and it's never not a hassle.

Thanks and any help is much appreciated!
Not sure why you want to go with the 92mm AIO when the NCase M1 can hold 240mm AIOs without issue? Either get the C14S or get a proper 240mm AIO that goes on the side panel. Leave the 92mm at the back for a normal fan. Are you already watercooling your GPU and that's the issue?
 
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