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    CPU cooler suggestions.



    I need some suggestions for a CPU cooler which can fit the motherboard shown,and is under 150MM in height(preferably under 140MM),and does not obstruct the RAM.
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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    Stock sandy-bridge cooler. It's tiny.

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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    When looking for CPU coolers I've always looked for reviews at frostytech.com, linked is there low profile Intel top 5

    I've used similar Zalman fans in tight situations before, there latest reviewed is the Zalman CNPS9900 Max, might be worth a look

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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    Just to add to Cat's post, it's got a Xigmatek Praeton on it atm and it's running a bit warm...

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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    Just to add to Cat's post, it's got a Xigmatek Praeton on it atm and it's running a bit warm...
    It shouldn't be running too warm - the CPU is at stock speeds/voltages right? Even the stock cooler is more than capable of dealing with Sandy-Bridge chips at stock, if your case airflow is causing a problem for the current cooler then it'll cause a problem for all of them as better ones will just extract more heat from the CPU into the case.. but still won't go anywhere so will limit the cooling.

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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    I tried the stock cooler and it couldn't keep the CPU cool enough for extended times under stress during hot weather.

    The current cooler I use is the Xigmatek Praeton which is an improvement but is quite noisy. I thought of plonking on a better 92MM fan like one of the focussed flow Noctua ones but at £15 to £20,I wonder whether I should add a few more quid and get a new cooler??

    I was browsing on OcUK and saw these two coolers:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...30&subcat=2334
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...30&subcat=2334

    The last one looks like it will fit fine and I have a Corsair SP120L fan I can put on it too:

    http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/614...3145532834.jpg
    http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...208666x458.jpg

    However,it is expensive,so is there anything cheaper??

    Edit!!

    Regarding airflow I have a pair of 120MM fans in this case:

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...ase_inside.jpg
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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    I got a low-profile thermalright CPU cooler unit off scan a year or so ago. can't see the one I have listed, but this is close:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/therm...ated-heatpipes

    Will check product details when I get home.

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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...30&subcat=2262 would work well with your SP120 or a refurb h80 when stock returns.

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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    How about one of these? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-021-CS
    Similar to the one above but a bit better and is also in stock, although it is a manufacturer refurb, which wont bother most people

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    Re: CPU cooler suggestions.

    Corsair H60 is a great option; cool, quiet and not overly expensive

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