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Cooler for 3770k and antec 1200

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I have finally upgraded by aging q9400 to a newer 3770k and to coincide with this I think (considering the general sentiment that ivy bridge runs hotter) I may need a cooler a little beyond the capabilities of my admirable hyper 212. Considering my case (the antec 1200) which cooler would you recommend? I have heard only good things about the Noctua NH-D14 and Phantek PH-TC14PE. My concern with these is that due to their size they will occlude the large 200mm fan placed on the top of the antec 1200 case which I would think would somewhat limit airflow, would this be significant or not? The new cooler master TPC-812 also seems to perform quite well, however I can’t seem to find any stock (I am located in Australia), would any of you recommend the TCP-812 and if so do you have any idea where I could find the product

Thanks in advance
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prolimatech megahalems is a beast and really good looking
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Corsair H100 will not fit, so I say D14
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I was in the same situation as you. I bought the Corsair A70...as far as I can tell...it's one of the best coolers (also much cheaper!) with a smaller footprint than some of those "top dogs". I am pretty sure it will fit in my Antec 1200...i'll know this weekend.
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Sry to hijack the post but, would the H100 be better than the Phantek PH-TC14PE ? ( both would have aftermarket changed vent's ) for the 3770K i mean, without considering if it will fit in the case or not.
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Originally Posted by drotaru View Post

Sry to hijack the post but, would the H100 be better than the Phantek PH-TC14PE ? ( both would have aftermarket changed vent's ) for the 3770K i mean, without considering if it will fit in the case or not.

In every review I've seen the H100 gets 1-2 degrees worse temps than ph-tc14pe or silver arrow. So I think that the phanteks would be better. It is also more quiet than the H100.thumb.gif
Note: I don't have any personal experience with these coolers.
     
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