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Cooler for ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3?

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I am shopping for my next build...and I'd like to build something that is small, quiet, and powerful. It will also be on 24x7.

At present, I am thinking of dropping a ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 into a Fractal Design Define Mini...and plan on air cooling the box. I'm looking for a CPU cooler that both fits and doesn't prevent me from placing memory in all four slots....since I plan to drop in 4 x 4GB (developer who uses VMs).

Any recommendations for a cooler would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
post #2 of 25
definaly not the FRIO OCK like i do. At full blast the thing makes my room sound like a wind tunnel! But i dont mind. Back to the subject, 1 thing i need to know iswhat cpu are you going to be using.
Reaper
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definaly not the FRIO OCK like i do. At full blast the thing makes my room sound like a wind tunnel! But i dont mind. Back to the subject, 1 thing i need to know iswhat cpu are you going to be using.
Reaper

Ahh...yes, my bad. Either an i5-2500K or, if my Microcenter coupon deal comes through, an i7 2600K.

What I have found are a lot of highly rated coolers that are either huge or loud.

BTW, price is not really an issue. I'll pay for small and quiet.
post #4 of 25
I have a Noctua D14 in a Define Mini and as long as you dont have tall heatspreaders on the ram it will fit under the fans and the heatsink itself. Also is very quiet, but is quite large.
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i5 2500K AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 GTX 470 Corsair Vengance (2x4GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
80GB Intel 320 SSD (Boot) 640GB WD Black (apps) 1TB WD Green (Fraps drive) MAXIMUS Server 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 Windows 7 Pro x64 HP 25" 1920x1080 Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless Cherry MX Black 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec TP-550 "New" NZXT Switch 810 Razer Mamba Steel Series 9HD 
AudioAudio
Logitech G930 Logitech 2.0 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2670QM Clevo P151HM1 Base nVidia 560m 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force 3 240GB Combo Way too weak. Win 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15.6” LED Backlit 1920x1080 Super Clear Matte Laptop Keyboard 120W Power Brick Chrome Buran Stealth Black messenger bag 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700 Steel Series 4HD Onboard > JDS Labs CMoy > Yuin PK1s or AKG K271s Logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 870 ASUS MAXIMUS III GENE nVidia 440GT GSkill 2x4GB 1600mhz 
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Western Digital Green 3TB USB3 Samsung SATA BluRay Drive Noctua D14 Win 7 Pro x64 
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RDP RDP FSP 350w Fractal Design Define Mini 
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could an archon fit? its quiet quiet and yes it IS quiet thumb.gif

ps: dont buy tall ram
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Corsair H100?
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HR-02 macho? Will you be running your chip stock or overclocked? Scythe mugen and Arctic freezer 13 pro would be great for silence and neither of them is big but they can't deal with ridicilous overclocks.
post #8 of 25
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Corsair H100?

I prefer to just go with the simplicity (and reliability) of just straight air (no pump). Fewer things to go wrong. I was also hoping to keep the top sealed on the mini.
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HR-02 macho? Will you be running your chip stock or overclocked? Scythe mugen and Arctic freezer 13 pro would be great for silence and neither of them is big but they can't deal with ridicilous overclocks.

Interesting! Thanks. Looks huge though. Perhaps I need to get into a Gene-Z thread to see what fits without blocking the closest mem slot. I'd hate to lose the option to use all four slots.
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Megahalems/TRUE120/cnps9900MAX/nh c14/genesis
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