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Best low profile cooler to OC 3770k - 3.8~4.0Ghz

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Just bought the 3770k for black friday and I'm using it in a SFF mini-itx build. I'm curious for the best low profile cpu cooler I could use to OC the thing to 3.8~4.0 Ghz *IF* possible. I know zalman and noctua have some pretty good ones out there, but which one would better suit my needs?

Here's the case I'm using:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108196

Thanx in advance wink.gif
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post #2 of 15
For that oc, both of these would be good:
- Scythe BIG SHURIKEN 2 Rev B
- Noctua NH-L12
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12.20" x 10.40" x 3.90" wow it needs to be low profile i assume for a nice fit about 80 or so mm heatsink height..
this ZALMAN CNPS8900 will be perfect for that case and OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118126

or that Scythe BIG SHURIKEN mentioned above
Edited by stubass - 11/23/12 at 7:50pm
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owwwww, that one is sexy biggrin.gif
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Thanx guys XD I'm gona check them all out.
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Perfect little case! (Especially for a mackintosh)
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Kingston 240gb SSD Hitachi 150gb HDD (OLD) LG Super Multi Drive Corsair H55 
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post #8 of 15
Do you have the case now? Could you measure the CPU clearance please?

At a guess with overall case measuring 99mm it is about 80mm??

Is case vent directly over CPU?
post #9 of 15
This one cools just as good as the nh-d14 (+-2°) and is low profile. Also the top fan can be taken off so it's lower. Since it is a 140mm fan it is silent.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020&Tpk=noctua%20nh%20c%2014
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisjak View Post

This one cools just as good as the nh-d14 (+-2°) and is low profile. Also the top fan can be taken off so it's lower. Since it is a 140mm fan it is silent.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020&Tpk=noctua%20nh%20c%2014

Case size in post #4
12.20" x 10.40" x 3.90"
3.9" = 99.1mm

NH-C14 is 105 x 140 x 160mm plus fan thickness.

Can I please have some of whatever magic cooler shrinking potent you have there in Slovenia... or whatever it is you are using biggrin.gif
Edited by doyll - 11/24/12 at 4:41pm
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