Is there enough room for a NZXT Havik in a Fractal design define R4 case?

Ive been trying to see if i can squeeze a better cooler into my fx8350 build. I was looking at the corsair h80 because it seems to be pretty good but i remembered logan did a video on the Havik but im not sure if there is room in my case for it. Listing my full build here so everyone can see what components will be in the case.

  • CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
  • CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.99 @ Newegg)
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  ($185.94 @ NCIX US)
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($49.99 @ Newegg)
  • Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($101.99 @ Amazon)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card  ($369.99 @ Newegg)
  • Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($149.99 @ Newegg)
  • Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor  ($174.99 @ Best Buy)

Total: $1272.87

You dont need a better cooler. Unless you are going to overclock it or something like that. And if you can get a SSD instead of a new cooler. Go for the SSD. The evo 212 is a great cooler :)

Yeah im not really planning on overclocking. Not yet anyway. I suppose if i start wanting to i could get some money together or ask for a new cooler for my birthday. I thank you kindly sir for being a voice of reason.


No problem, my friend. That's what we're here for :)