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    Quiet CPU cooler needed

    Can someone recommend a quiet CPU Cooler for an AMD A10-7870K

    Stock one is a bit loud!! I would like a small but efficient cooler. Dont really want a massive cooler as it is going into an ITX case (190mm tall so plenty of room but dont want something that will fill the case!) Ta

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    What case is that? is that 190mm case width or 190mm cooler clearance?

    You've got 92mm fan based tower cooler like the CM tx3 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...m3plus-am3-am2 cheap, better than stock coolers but can get a bit noisy when the cpu is under heavy load, bigger than stock coolers without being overly large.

    Depending on the case sometimes a 120rad based all-in-one cooler can be a good idea, because they don't take up much space on the motherboard itself, but you do have the space issue of rad and hoses.

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    It depends on what you are after...
    Water or Air....?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...diator-for-int

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    Generally speaking, most ITX cases now have room for a 240mm Rad, there are some exceptions. You could fit a H100 or similar in there.

    From experience, the Prolimatech low profile coolers are some of the best I've used with a good fan to draw the hot air away, but they do take up a bit of room, so depending on the CPU socket location on the motherboard, you might have clearance issues with the GPU/ IO/ RAM.

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    i always use noctua coolers normally, expensive but worth the cost
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctu...-for-intel-amd
    i have this one in my mini itx case at the moment, very cool and quiet

    how you finding the sxythe?

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Graywoodford View Post
    i always use noctua coolers normally, expensive but worth the cost
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctu...-for-intel-amd
    i have this one in my mini itx case at the moment, very cool and quiet

    how you finding the sxythe?
    A mate has one installed and when he sets it to silent in the bios you cannot hear it at all! Waiting for mine to arrive.

    It was the price that put me off of the Noctua

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    Hope it goes ok for you, one potential issue with those large low profile coolers on an ITX board is that they take up a lot of space on the board.
    While it's less of an issue on a mATX or ATX board on an ITX the ram slots and pci-e slot can be very close to the cpu socket, so a cooler that over hangs can cause issues.
    It's one of the reasons that an All-in-one cooler can sometimes be good in an itx case.

    All the scythe cooler I've used in the past have been good and you can always replace that slim fan with a better standard 25mm thick 120mm fan, the extra 12.5mm height isn't generally an issue.

    What motherboard are you using btw? there isn't a great range of amd itx boards shame as the amd apu's are an ideal fit for itx.

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    It fits perfectly! Awesome fan and heatsink. I could change the fan i guess but lost to which one? I set bios to 'silent' and it is now silent!

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    Noctua coolers are awesome! u could also take a look at the Cythe mugen 4. these fans have a stock 120RPM and are dam quiet and not expensive for what they deliver

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    I can highly recommend the noctua DH15s.

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Time View Post
    I can highly recommend the noctua DH15s.
    That's an awesome cooler - although it probably won't fit in a mini-ITX case like the OP wants Noctua all the way, they also have low profile coolers too!

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    Re: Quiet CPU cooler needed

    If you're looking to swap out the fan, honestly the only reason to do so would be the colour of it, Noctua fans are renowned for their silence and performance. They also recently released accessories such as different colour silicone dampeners for the corners etc.

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