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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020
for just 10 dollars more though thats a much more beefcake cooler. Or the one Elohim mentioned is equivilant for even cheaper.. the c12p isnt bad but for 10 bucks you get bigger and 2 fans.

I think Elohim has the best bang for buck there though. You might even still be able to fit the side panel fan, if you do you'll be blowing it all directly out of the case, actually it will work either way if the fan doesn't fit then the heatsink will be blowing out the side panel anyways tongue.gif win win
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post #12 of 18
justinp94,
It is really impossible to give you good advice when we do not know what your system is.
The more info the better... pics help too.:
* Case, case fans and fan placement.
* GPU
* Where your case sets
* What you do with your system.

Give us the info we need to give you informed suggestions. thumb.gif

Here is a basic tutorial about case airflow and cooling: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
There is much more to cooling than good cases and good CPU / GPU coolers. Modern GPU's make more heat than CPU... and getting that heat out of the case can be a challenge.

Setting up the case to cool properly is the hardest and most time consuming part of a build... And the most neglected by most builders.

Cases, especially those with filters, usually benefit from fans with higher static pressure ratings than stock fans... "cooler" fans instead of "case" fans.
Intakes are typically more restricted than exhaust; air filter, more restrictive grill, HDD cage, etc.
I prefer more intake than exhaust. And don't confuse number of fans with amount of airflow... or airflow with airblow

airflow is flowing cool air from intake to component and flowing hot air from component out of case without the hot air mixing with the cool air.

airblow is lots of fans blowing air with some of hot air from components mixing with cool air making it warmer resulting in warm air not cooling components as well as the cool air will.

Putting fans in case as intake and/or exhaust is only the first step. These fans only move air in and out of case.

This does not mean heated air is not mixing with cool air.

Nor does it mean cool air is going to where it is needed.

Getting the air to flow inside of case properly is even more important. We still need to manage where the air flows inside the case. We can do this several ways; deflectors, cooler intake fans, exhaust fans, removing vent grills, using fans with higher pressure/airflow, building ducts to or from CPU/GPU cooler, etc.

Using a remote temperature sensor to monitor what air temps are is the key to finding out where the cool air is flowing and knowing heated air is not mixing into it. By monitoring this we can than make changes to get airflow the way we want it.

I monitor the temps with a cheap indoor/outdoor wired remote or terrarium digital thermometer. Twist a piece of stiff insulated wire into the last 8" of sensor lead so you can bend it to position sensor where you want it... like 40mm in front of your GPU cooler/radiator intake.. to see what the air temp going into CPU / GPU cooler is compared to room temp. The closer it is to room temp the better.. Shouldn't be more 5c maximum, 2-3c is what I usually end up with after 30 minutes full load on both CPU and GPU. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #13 of 18
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Another shot would be to wait for graphene heatsinks, i heard there are some but theyre currently under NDA
post #14 of 18
as mentioned above by doyll, we could give you better opinions on options if we knew what you were using.

If you click rig builder up in the top right corner, make your build and add it to your signature from your profile page (click your name in top right corner).

Then we can see what your working with and how much room you have.

Waiting for new types of heatsinks can be a long wait if they dont have a determind date of arrival tongue.gif

Also case fans can be mounted on exterior of cases, most times.
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Sure, the more info the better. But the Phanteks 14CS or similar would be a safe bet for his CPU (1055T@3GHz) unless he uses it in a sealed box without any ventilation whatsoever biggrin.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4560094

that my rig, the 80mm fan mount on the side panel has an 80 to 120mm adapter
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yeah its hard saying what could fit. you would have to measure. The phanteks mentioned above is probably still your best bet though for decent overclock at a decent price.
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Solved my problem today, bought and installed an Antec H2O 620 and in prime it wont even break past 50c
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