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I have a 1090t and a antec 900 (not 902), I want a tower cooler. The dilemma is that i want to keep my side fan because of the crossfire 6870s. I'm not opposed to clipping the corner to make a big boy 150mm+ cooler fit. Noctua NH-D14 and the Xigmatek Aegir are both contestants. Suggestions?
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D14 is best around. I went with a Corsair a70 and its a GREAT cpu cooler.
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D14 is best around. I went with a Corsair a70 and its a GREAT cpu cooler.
Despite digging for days, its all be shades of gray; it will fit or it wont. With or without the side fan. I just dont like being at 3.5 with the stock hsf.
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Originally Posted by KGravey View Post
Despite digging for days, its all be shades of gray; it will fit or it wont. With or without the side fan. I just dont like being at 3.5 with the stock hsf.
I ran a Xigmatek Dark Knight in my 900, kept my PC nice and cool, but I could not fit a case fan on the side without rotating it 45 degrees
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Are u looking to just cool your CPU? or both cpu and case? what temps u getting with your cpu? looks like ur at stock. If your looking to cool entire case, upgrade to a Corsair 600T (white) which comes with side panel. Cools very nicely
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I ran a Xigmatek Dark Knight in my 900, kept my PC nice and cool, but I could not fit a case fan on the side without rotating it 45 degrees
Did you ever put thought into clipping the corner of the fan that would get in the way? The Noctua has 1mm on the Xigmatek, seems do-able.
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I could have, IIRC it would have worked, but I sold that system before I did it
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post #8 of 16
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Are u looking to just cool your CPU? or both cpu and case? what temps u getting with your cpu? looks like ur at stock. If your looking to cool entire case, upgrade to a Corsair 600T (white) which comes with side panel. Cools very nicely
Im just looking for a cpu cooler right now, Right now im at 3.5 @1.3 volts w/ stock heatsink. Im getting about 52-53c after about an hour of prime95.
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Did you ever put thought into clipping the corner of the fan that would get in the way? The Noctua has 1mm on the Xigmatek, seems do-able.
Yea, That's what I did when I got the Noctua, Gravey.
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Yea, That's what I did when I got the Noctua, Gravey.
What kind of speeds are you up to with the Noctua?
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