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A few months ago, I bought myself a new rig.
I didn't save on any expenses at the time, got a AMD Phenom II 965 BE, 4Gb of 1600Mhz memory, A Gigabite MB and the works.
However, all my money went into these things so I settled for jamming the whole thing into a RaidMAX Tornado case and cooling the CPU down with a Cooler Master Vortex 765 cooler.
Needless to say, it's not doing a much better job than the stock cooler did.

So my question to yo fine gentlemen is this:
What sort of air cooler do you recommend I use for this beast, and please keep in mind that I only have 13cm to work with when it comes to the cooler's hight. The case itself is only 18cm wide and with the side fan, I need a cooler that fits inside it.
post #2 of 7
Do you have to use an air cooler or are you open to closed loop water cooling? If you are, I would suggest something like this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20h60

The low profile of the pump should be enough room for you to work with - but don't quote me on that. I will leave that confirmation up to the experts. I tried checking on corsair's site even but they didn't have the height of the cpu block listed. Might be worth a look if it will clear in your case though.
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Noctua NH-C14
Height: fan under 105, fan over 130
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Cooler Master Hyper TX-3 is one good HSF though and it's low-profile..
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Anyone have any experience with Arctic Cooling's Freezer 13?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186039
post #6 of 7
yeah, I've got that cooler, its ok, keeps my CPU at 35idle on a mild oc, max I've seen it go to was 50c whilst running prime and about 25c ambient temps. pretty good for its price too
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I'm thinking about getting that one as my temps are reaching the TJ. Max (79°C) after about 30 minutes running Prime95. Can't really afford anything else, as most of the others would mean a new Case as well, which wouldn't be a bad idea, just not in my budget.
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