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Hey guys, just bought a new rig and my old fan didn't fit on the new board frown.gif. Anyone got some suggestions to what the best mATX fan would be? Really would love to be able to overclock but I don't like the prospects of OCing on a stock fan wink.gif.

Also, the board is a Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z.
post #2 of 15
An Antec 620 would do the trick. Or the Hyper 212+.
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post

An Antec 620 would do the trick. Or the Hyper 212+.

Interested in the Antec 620 since it seems to be an easy way to get into water cooling without going all out tongue.gif. Thanks for the suggestion!
post #4 of 15
A closed loop system with a 120mm rad like an Antec 620/920 or, preferably, a Corsair H80 (though that's on the more expensive end) would be your best bet.

If water is out of your budget, any of Cooler Master's air coolers (the largest one that fits in your case I guess) would do you well, however I strongly recommend against the V8 (V6 GT performs better). You could go with a more expensive solution but then you'd be better off going water...
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post #5 of 15
CM 212+ with 2nd fan or Corsair h80 or Corsair h60 or Antec 920/620
post #6 of 15
So you want a cooler to cool your mATX?

Just get a Hyper 212 plus, it should have the correct bracket for your 1155 socket mATX motherboard.

I really don't understand all the recommendations for closed loops, the H80 is the only worthwhile one and that's over 100$. The 212 plus is 19-30$ and will do the job just fine.
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I just built a mATX with a Noctua NH-C14 only using the bottom fan. Works great!
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Comenius View Post

I just built a mATX with a Noctua NH-C14 only using the bottom fan. Works great!

Why do you think using an mATX motherboard has ANYTHING to do with using a Noctua C14?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by james_ant View Post

Why do you think using an mATX motherboard has ANYTHING to do with using a Noctua C14?

It looks less tall than a 212+ with a lot of surface area and it'll cool your board with the airflow too, why not?
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post #10 of 15
Pretty much any cooler that fits on a regular ATX board will work on a mATX board. More importantly is how big is the case?
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