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Looking for an LGA 1155 cpu cooler for a Mini ITX build that I am creating.

It will be using an Intel i3 3220 cpu with the Asus P8H77-i Mini ITX motherboard. The board is locked so no overclocking (although it does have turbo).

I will be putting it in the Lian Li PC-TU200B case which has a maximum height of 80mm clearance for a cooler. It also cannot interfere withe pci-e slot (MSI GT640 going in there) and I also need both RAM slots available.

Any suggestions? Price not a factor but must be locally available in Canada.

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Thermalright AXP-100. Waiting for mine to arrive.
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Mine showed up today. I've started a thread on it
http://www.overclock.net/t/1347211/thermalright-axp-100-showed-up-today
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I can't see that would fit on a mini ITX board and not cover the GPU area in some fashion. It is definitely low enough but that's about it.
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Phanteks just came out with one I just happen to have one here I won from a contest Phanteks was having during the Holidays http://www.phanteks.com/01/CPUcooler-PH-TC90LS.asp
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post #6 of 40
AXP-100 is 121.1 x 105.47mm footprint.

LGA 1155 motherboard mounting holes are 75mm square.

That means AXP-100 overshadows the mounting holes by 23.05mm one way and 15.235mm the other depending on which way you mount it. That will fit on all ITX boards I know of. thumb.gif
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The Noctua NH-L9i is also a nice CPU cooler. Similar to the Phanteks, but looks like it performs a whole lot better.

Warning: do NOT get the L9a variant if you are buying this cooler; they are two completely different models!

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Testing of AXP-100, Samuel 17 and NH-L9i on Xeon E3-1230 v2 @ 3.49GHz :
AXP-100 w/TY-100 @ 2500rpm = . 72.3c
AXP-100 w/TY-120 @ 1500rpm = . 72.4c
Samual 17 w/TY-120 @ 1500rpm = 77.2c
NH-L9i w/AF-A9 @ 2500rpm . .=. . 94.5c
NH-L9i w/TY-100 @ 2500rpm . =. . 85.5c

Of course AXP-100 and Samuel 17 are much different coolers.
Edited by doyll - 1/8/13 at 5:28pm
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Phanteks just came out with one I just happen to have one here I won from a contest Phanteks was having during the Holidays http://www.phanteks.com/01/CPUcooler-PH-TC90LS.asp

I just bought one of these for my P8H77-I. Not sure how well it works I am waiting for the MOBO to arrive, first one was an open box and was DOA.

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My MOBO arrived and I put the Phanteks cooler on. I am running your same setup P8H77-I and i3 3220. I am not sure about load temps but my idle went from 38c on the stock cooler to 27c on the Phanteks. The best part for me is that I cannot hear it.

 

The picture makes it look like the fan may be blocking the PCI slot but it is not.

 

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