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Need low profile cooler for 2500k/2600k

post #1 of 10
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Hey there OCN,

I'm playing with the idea of getting a SB setup. Using an mATX setup though, my cooling options are severely limited. I'm looking for a decently performing low profile cooler (no where to mount a closed H2O loop in my case) and have no clue where to start. Hopefully y'all can point me in the right direction
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Originally Posted by Recluse View Post
Buy an 800D and go pro
No thank you I move around a fair amount so I need this PC to be light and mobile. Once had a Scout midtower, but that was just a pain in the butt to move constantly.

Maybe once I get to grad school and get thrown into academic limbo (which ironically adds spatial stability in my life at the expense of temporal stability), I'll go full tower. But until then, I need a low profile cooler
post #4 of 10
I would definitely advise you to take a look at my sandy stable club, it has voltage, overclock, cooling and temperature reference and should help indicate how the coolers are performing on high /low overclocks and on what voltages. Here are a few I woudl recommend:

Noctua NH-D14 ofcourse
Silver arrow
212+
TT Frio
Corsair A Series (A50 / A70)

Personally I would go for the NH-D14 or the Silver arrow for a decent overclock with good temps or the 212+, that could easily get you to 4.5ghz with decent temps.

Hope that helps

For an easy comparison, select 'by cooling' and it should be more easier.
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post #5 of 10
Low profile? My Antec Kuhler 620 has a really low profile pump/base thing. I'd replace the fan though because at max RPM, they sound like jets.
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post #6 of 10
how much in cm is low profile heatsink?

i think you will need to go for C-14
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post #7 of 10
Judging by the case its down to the noctua c12? Or somehow jerry rig a closed looped cooler in.
C14 not 12 lol
post #8 of 10
Scythe Big Shuriken seems to be a good solution when really tight on space. You might run into problems if you have high profile ram coolers, though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185129
post #9 of 10
scythe big shuriken and noctua c12 look like the best choices. I'd say look up some reviews and investigate whether it will fit or not, and which one gives the best temps.
post #10 of 10
The only low profile coolers I know of are Noctua C14, Cooler Master GeminII S, Scythe SCRT 1000, and Scythe SCSK 1100. I'm sure there a lot more, but hopefully that can give some things to look at.
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