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Kuhler 920, Archon, or CNPS11X Extreme for my HAF 912?

Poll Results: Which Cooler for my HAF 912?

Poll expired: Nov 25, 2011  
  • 40% (4)
    Kuhler 920
  • 60% (6)
    Archon
  • 0% (0)
    CNPS11X
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post #1 of 11
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My custom loop dreams are shattered by such a price tag, so I'm going to get one of these three coolers. I have read lots of reviews on them, but now I must decide which one.

The Antec looks the best but then I'll lose my rear exhaust. Will it matter much since I have a 200mm top exhaust? I was not impressed with my old H50. This is much better right?

The Archon certainly is proven to be a solid performer, but would it fit in this case? How do well do these Archons work with two p/p fans?

The Zalman has second generation heat pipes which make up for only having one fan, seemingly cooling as well as the Archon in reviews. +1 for being a Zalman and also on newegg.

I'm eventually going to be getting one the FX Octocores to do some heavy overclock testing. Please do not recommend me one of the obnoxiously huge coolers like D14 or Silver Arrow. I picked the three above coolers because of the relatively small footprint.

My HAF 912 currently has 200mm CM fan exhaust top, 200mm CM fan intake front, 140mm Kazimaru 2 rear exhaust, and 120mm Sickleflow side intake.
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post #2 of 11
Corsair H80 or Kuhler 920 if your not willing to go with a Noctua NH-D14.
post #3 of 11
Archon ++

the 912 has the same width as the haf-x, i use it in a push pull configuration and it performs pretty well


Edited by justanewguy - 10/26/11 at 3:10pm
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by damric View Post
My custom loop dreams are shattered by such a price tag, so I'm going to get one of these three coolers. I have read lots of reviews on them, but now I must decide which one.

The Antec looks the best but then I'll lose my rear exhaust. Will it matter much since I have a 200mm top exhaust? I was not impressed with my old H50. This is much better right?

The Archon certainly is proven to be a solid performer, but would it fit in this case? How do well do these Archons work with two p/p fans?

The Zalman has second generation heat pipes which make up for only having one fan, seemingly cooling as well as the Archon in reviews. +1 for being a Zalman and also on newegg.

I'm eventually going to be getting one the FX Octocores to do some heavy overclock testing. Please do not recommend me one of the obnoxiously huge coolers like D14 or Silver Arrow. I picked the three above coolers because of the relatively small footprint.

My HAF 912 currently has 200mm CM fan exhaust top, 200mm CM fan intake front, 140mm Kazimaru 2 rear exhaust, and 120mm Sickleflow side intake.
According to coolermaster (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606) 922 can handle coolers up to 160mm high. However, Archon is 170mm. But 922 is 10" wide whereas the Arc Midi, at 9" wide supposedly "Supports CPU coolers with height of 180mm..." (http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=57).

Can the 922 accommodate a 170mm cooler, i.e, Archon? According to the 160mm claim on Coolermasters website, it would appear not. I'm still unclear about this. I got an Archon dirt cheap, and am pondering low budget mid-tower options for it. Do you know for certain it will fit the Archon?
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post #5 of 11
here i found someone with a 912+ (same size as the normal 912) installed archon

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...l#post14158011


Edited by justanewguy - 10/26/11 at 3:39pm
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by antonbrk View Post
According to coolermaster (http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606) 922 can handle coolers up to 160mm high. However, Archon is 170mm. But 922 is 10" wide whereas the Arc Midi, at 9" wide supposedly "Supports CPU coolers with height of 180mm..." (http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=57).

Can the 922 accommodate a 170mm cooler, i.e, Archon? According to the 160mm claim on Coolermasters website, it would appear not. I'm still unclear about this. I got an Archon dirt cheap, and am pondering low budget mid-tower options for it. Do you know for certain it will fit the Archon?
According to this, it does fit.
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post #7 of 11
posted screen above showing the 912 with an archon, side panel can be closed without any problems
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by justanewguy View Post
posted screen above showing the 912 with an archon, side panel can be closed without any problems
I posted that because it's somehow more official. It says that you can even attach a side fan, something I'm still unsure of.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by cloppy007 View Post
According to this, it does fit.
Good news--thanks!
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by antonbrk View Post
Good news--thanks!
Please post pics when you have it running. You'll have great case with a great heatsink
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