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    After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    Can you guys suggest an aftermarket cooler that would fit on this board and provide decent cooling for a modest overclock on this cpu. The space is quite tight and some coolers do not fit.

    I've considered contained hydro coolers but i'm not sure they offer a good price/performance ratio.

    Thanks!

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    Re: After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    The CoolerMaster Hyper212 Evo should fit from what I can see (might want to double check) and offers a great performance/price ratio, if price is less of an issue whack a Corsair H80i in there, will overclock like a champ.

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    Re: After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    How about a Xigmatek Thor's Hammer for about £16 on eBay and a fan of your choice if necessary.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Xigmatek-T...item3f20582fc0

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    Re: After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    The biggest issues you'll have is with the board, the current intel itx layouts puts the cpu socket close to both the ram and pci-e slot, you want to avoid tall ram and a graphics card will restrict the direction of a tower cooler, often the only way to mount it is pointing at the back of the card.
    If you're not using a graphics card and just using the onboard gpu then there's far less potential issues.

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    Re: After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    I'm looking at an ITX build with the prodigy. I'd like to use the Noctua NH-D14 and have seen it can fit. All depends on the location of the CPU socket on the mobo. Any mobo suggestions that would allow the NH-D14 to fit?

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    Re: After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarey View Post
    I'm looking at an ITX build with the prodigy. I'd like to use the Noctua NH-D14 and have seen it can fit. All depends on the location of the CPU socket on the mobo. Any mobo suggestions that would allow the NH-D14 to fit?
    Find a low profile cooler. Noctua coolers are rather wide for ITX cases.
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    Re: After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    I think you're right. Unless I only use 1 fan or a 2nd low profile fan. It all comes down to selecting the right mobo for CPU positioning.

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    Re: After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    If you also plan to use a graphics card then no, none will work AFAIK
    All socket 1155 ITX boards have the cpu socket next to the pci-e slot
    If you just use the onboard gpu and are not planning to use the pci-e slot then you're open to use almost any cooler as long as you're not using tall ram.

    If you're going to use the pci-e slot then your best bet is an all-in-one water cooler or a full water cooling loop

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    Re: After market cooler for 3570k on Asrock Z77E ITX + Bitfenix Prodigy

    You can use most basic tower coolers if you turn them sideways eg http://minidigita.com/wp-content/upl...eforce_680.jpg
    Something like the cooler master Hyper 212 Evo will fit, But not the thicker split designed coolers.

    Here's Ulti's build with a Noctua NH-U12P ok it's not the final cooler he used because of the space restrictions of the case, but he show images with it fitted and a 6850 graphics card
    http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware/...-pictures.html

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