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What's the best cpu cooler (HSF) that can fit under the height of 135mm?

I just bought the Fractal Design Core 1000 case to go along with my gene-z and 135mm is the max height for the cpu cooler.

Thanks in advance for your input.
Not sure it's "THE BEST", and I'm sure you'll get all kinds of debatable answers to your question, however I liked what I picked, Noctua's NH-U9B ... http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...2&lng=en&set=1 ... compact yet powerful ! it's 125mm tall btw.



Other options include the Noctua NH-C12P & NH-C14 downdraft models, though they may offer other clearance issues depending if you use the low mount fan, and IF you use TALL ram dimm's.



I'm sure others will add in the Self-contained water cooled units like the Corsair H60 and so on ... but looking at your case (I had this issue too) just WHERE do you mount the 120mm fan/radiator to exhaust that system ? I only had 92mm exhaust port clearance so I couldn't go that route.

Anyways, hope that helps a little, and best of luck.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 7/23/11 at 11:28pm
   
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yep its cose it depends on the mother board sometimes you cant fit huge heat sinks at all .....
but i heard the socket is more centered so I hope it willl be Ok


btw what do you think on SA vs Antec 620 ???
I think most sockets are standard heights more or less.
In my opinion, I would go with the Silver Arrow. That thing really is a beast.
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Not sure it's "THE BEST", and I'm sure you'll get all kinds of debatable answers to your question, however I liked what I picked, Noctua's NH-U9B ... http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...2&lng=en&set=1 ... compact yet powerful ! it's 125mm tall btw.



Other options include the Noctua NH-C12P & NH-C14 downdraft models, though they may offer other clearance issues depending if you use the low mount fan, and IF you use TALL ram dimm's.



I'm sure others will add in the Self-contained water cooled units like the Corsair H60 and so on ... but looking at your case (I had this issue too) just WHERE do you mount the 120mm fan/radiator to exhaust that system ? I only had 92mm exhaust port clearance so I couldn't go that route.

Anyways, hope that helps a little, and best of luck.
Thanks for your prompt input. As far as exhaust for the Core 1000 case, I plan to dremel a top exhaust (120mm) and a side intake (biggest size I can fit. Hopefully something like 200mm or one size smaller).

Noctua's NH-U9B looks promising but I was worried that 92mm will be too small. Would a bigger fan be better? I was looking at COOLER MASTER GeminII S. How does that compare to the Noctua's line?

As far as ram, I'm using Gskill sniper with a hight of 42 mm (1.65 inch), which doesn't appear to be bulky by any means.
Edited by shrimpsiumai - 7/24/11 at 12:13am
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I'll say this too: The direct CU is a decent card, but the cooler on the MSI twin frozr cards keeps the cards cooler while also being more quiet.
I will definetly considers that card, I am also thinking about getting a 580 GTX as well since I am still well within my budget.
    
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Noctua's NH-U9B looks promising but I was worried that 92mm will be too small. Would a bigger fan be better? I was looking at COOLER MASTER GeminII S. How does that compare to the Noctua's line?

As far as ram, I'm using Gskill sniper with a hight of 42 mm (1.65 inch), which doesn't appear to be bulky by any means.
I actually HAD the GeminII S at first, and still do in another system, but ran into clearance issues with it and my RAM on the Max4GeneZ build. If you look back in this thread I detail out some things about the GeminII, and still think it's a good cooler in general. Keep in mind the Noctua NH-U9B has TWO 92mm fans in a Push/Pull compared to a single 120mm on the GeminII ... but the Gem does have an option to set up 2 fans if you want also.

In general the Noctua line is supposedly one of the best Top-End lines, while CoolerMaster is more an everyman's mid-line I guess.

As far the RAM, the snipers are low profile compaed to say the Vengeance I used, but might still hit the bottom fan of the NH-U9B, though you can raise the fan up a little to clear that, IF you have clearance under the lid of your case ... NO RAM's will be a clearance issue in an slot other than Slot#1.
   
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... I am also thinking about getting a 580 GTX as well since I am still well within my budget.
The Matrix ? damn NICE BUDGET
   
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Do it again, but exit out/turn off the Asus software and see if you get the same results. I have found that if I have more than one program trying to read the temps I get weird results, so I only use one at any given time.
That was the solution! TYVM +Rep
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Your welcome. I like the Asus Suite, but it can be quirky at times, so I just use Aida64.
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Couple more questions:
- Do we install the Intel HD Graphics drivers or ATI Catalyst (or NVIDIA ForceWare) first?
No difference, if there's an existing extra vga card than the Intel HD graphics is switched off internally besides some ones using Lucid Virtu (Can't find any good reason yet, to do this).

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- Do we need to install the Realtek HD Audio drivers before installing the X-Fi audio drivers?

I suppose it's better to install the Realtek hardware driver at first and then followed by the X-Fi software emulation drivers.

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When I did a fresh install of Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1, the audio was already working w/o having to install the Realtek HD Audio drivers.
Yes, as already stated, the used Realtek Soundchip is already known to Win7 internal drivers.

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- Which ASMedia USB3.0 chipset do we have? 1041, 1042, or 1051? I ask this because there are firmware updates already for the ASMedia 1041 and 1042 USB3.0 chipsets:
The firmware is integrated within the GENE Z UEFI BIOS so you can't update it without leaking/reprogramming the BIOS for yourself. As already stated, ASMedia is a 100% ASUS company, so better just wait here for ASUS releasing new drivers / updated firmware with next UEFI BIOS Version. AIDA shows me that mine has the Asmedia 1042 USB3 controller onboard.
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