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Need to get a good cooler for my CPU. Catch is everything will be going in an antec 300 case and taken out of my 902
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CM 212+

lol I've recommended this like 3 or 4 times today.... lol

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Need to get a good cooler for my CPU. Catch is everything will be going in an antec 300 case and taken out of my 902
Will you be overclocking your CPU?

If not (or light overclocking), then Hyper 212+ is certainly a good choice.

However, if you plan to overclock aggressively (especially passing the 4GHz mark), then Hyper 212+ is probably not strong enough to handle a 6-core CPU, such as your Phenom II x6.

Related thread:http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...t-include.html

Because of height limitation, perhaps it is better to consider a down-blowing type cooler (eg Noctua NH-C14).

You can go over to the Antec case club and ask about max cooler height limitation of the Antec 300 and choose a tower type cooler if that is what you prefer.
Link:http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...rs-thread.html
Edited by windfire - 5/7/11 at 7:09am
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Cooler Hyper212+,SilverArrow,D-14 all will fit in antec. The only problem is you have to clip off a corner of the side pannel fan, the north most inside corner has to be trimmed. I used Cooler Master's Hyper 212+ in my Antec 902, fit fine, cooling was great for the money. It all depends on budget and weather your going to OC. if your going to do no OC/Mild get the hyper 212+, maby a second fan for push pull. If you want to OC it, or are having high ambiant temps and need better cooling, Silver Arrow,D-14,mega are the high end ones to get best of luck
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
Cooler Hyper212+,SilverArrow,D-14 all will fit in antec. The only problem is you have to clip off a corner of the side pannel fan, the north most inside corner has to be trimmed. I used Cooler Master's Hyper 212+ in my Antec 902, fit fine, cooling was great for the money. It all depends on budget and weather your going to OC. if your going to do no OC/Mild get the hyper 212+, maby a second fan for push pull. If you want to OC it, or are having high ambiant temps and need better cooling, Silver Arrow,D-14,mega are the high end ones to get best of luck
Not sure where you're getting the clipping of the side fan requirement, I have no such need with my Antec 300 + NH-D14 with a standard 120x25mm side panel fan installed. It cleared using both vertical and horizontal orientations of the D14.
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Not sure where you're getting the clipping of the side fan requirement, I have no such need with my Antec 300 + NH-D14 with a standard 120x25mm side panel fan installed. It cleared using both vertical and horizontal orientations of the D14.
How are your temps?


I don't overclock. Does anyone use any of these in their antic 300 and can tell me their temps?
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I would get a Silver Arrow and a good TIM, Shin-Etsu X23-7783D is one of the best and isn't that expensive either.
 
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Not sure where you're getting the clipping of the side fan requirement, I have no such need with my Antec 300 + NH-D14 with a standard 120x25mm side panel fan installed. It cleared using both vertical and horizontal orientations of the D14.
ummm. 300 and 900 are diff case's. the antec 300 has the side pannel fans mounted squared. the antec 900/1200 have the fan rotated so there is a north point...this north point interfears with some cooler set up's. I'll find a thread we had a while back about it....I cant find it...

Also...300 is a totaly different case than 900. they have almost nothing in common. the side pannel fan is also alot lower on the 300 case.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 5/7/11 at 11:40pm
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Def go for the CM 212+

Easy installation and should keep ur pc cool unless ur doin major overclocking
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