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Best Low Profile AM3+ Cooler

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I've decided to make an HTPC type computer for playing games on my TV (since the Xbox one looks rather disappointing) and I haven't been able to find conclusive info on what the best low profile AM3+ coolers are. Any suggestions are appreciated.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k MSI z77 GD65 Diamond Radeon 7970 16gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingKeyboardPower
1 tb WD Velociraptor  Corsair h100 Razer Tarantula  HP 900w 
CaseMouse
HP Blackbird 002 Cyborg R.A.T. 7 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 Asus M5A88-M MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Corsair 8gb ddr3 1600 
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500gb 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda  Stock AMD NZXT Vulcan 
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I would suggest the Thermalright AXP-100.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1347211/thermalright-axp-100-showed-up-today
post #3 of 4
Noctua's NH-C14 is probably the highest performing low profile cooler out there, and the NH-L9 is very small, 37mm total height. The AXP-100 is in the middle in terms of both size and performance. Scythe Shuriken is quiet and decent performance-wise, additionaly it's $35 on amazon.
post #4 of 4
It essentially depends on HOW low profile the cooler needs to be, because the rule of thumb is: bigger = better. smile.gif

-Noctua L9a
-Thermalright AXP-100
-Prolimatech Samuel
-Scythe Shuriken
-Scythe Big Shuriken
-Silverstone NT06 Pro
-Noctua L12
-Noctua C14


..are all great coolers depending on the space you have
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Crucial Noctua U14S & Prolimatech MK26 (+1x Noctua A15) Antec HCP 1300 Lian Li X1000 
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