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Best CPU Air Cooler which doesnt block RAM slots?

post #1 of 15
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Hello Im looking for a cpu cooler for my i5 2500k because the stock cooler s**ks

Idling at 37 C and full load is like 58 C. Room tempreture is like 24-27 C.

With prime95 on stress test its about 75 C doh.gif and I dont like that at all.
Im looking for a good quality cooler "Not the best and too expensive coolers" The popular and the well done cooler used.

Priorities:good performance for its price,doesnt block RAM slots. and the one I dont need to cut off and mode my CM Haf 912 Plus back plate.

I have a list but I dont know which one will suit me.

1-NOCTUA NH-U12P SE2
2-THERMALTAKE CL-P0564 Frio
3-XIGMATEK S126384W Thor’s hammer
4-XIGMATEK S1283W Dark Knight
5-XIGMATEK S1284W Achilles
6-ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme
7-XIGMATEK XLF-F2004

Im still not sure i think most of them are blocking the ram slot.
post #2 of 15
Megahalems or Megashadow are great. will not interfere with your ram at all.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14144/cpu-pro-24/Prolimatech_Megahalems_Rev_C_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html?tl=g48c373s960

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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock;15463994 
Megahalems or Megashadow are great. will not interfere with your ram at all.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14144/cpu-pro-24/Prolimatech_Megahalems_Rev_C_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html?tl=g48c373s960

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Thank you, sadly I cant find any Megahalem and Megashadows in where i live.
post #4 of 15
I will let you know how my Noctua NH-C14 fits when it comes in in the next few days, but they aren't supposed to interfere with ram...
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coolermaster 212+?
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post #7 of 15
You can check out the Corsair closed watercoolers too. H50, H70, H80. They are really nice to look at, don't cover ram, and run pretty cool temps. I don't know if they're available on planet hate though...
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post #8 of 15
I'm not sure which set of Ripjaws you have, but the pictures below are of the the Megahalem with 120x25 fans attached over a set of Mushkin's with the Frostbyte heatsinks; as you can see they are barely cleared.

~Altstadt

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V6 GT?
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post #10 of 15
I am just wondering why not get the D-14 or Silver arrow and move the second fan that blocks ram to the other end of the cooler? shouldn't that fix any blockage issues.
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