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post #1 of 21
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I need it suuuuper low. I'm fitting everything in a NES console. Help?
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Marcus_CA/saved/2pD9

Something like Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP 80mm Sleeve, but compatible.
post #2 of 21
Please define "suuuuper low" in millimeters please. biggrin.gif
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hehe, 80mm is probably the maximum I can fit. I know the Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP I mentioned fits just fine... but going any bigger I think it won't fit natively.
post #4 of 21
I like the Thermalright AXP-100 but it's more money. How much you looking to spend?
post #5 of 21
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That price range is fine. Out of curiosity, are there any coolers under 75$? Just to compare..
post #6 of 21
Just noticed you are in Canada. Don't think there are any Thermalright dealers there. frown.gif
Scythe Shuriken are good.
Noctua NH-L12 with only bottom fan.
Evercool HPK-10025EA
Zalman CNPS8900
Prolimatech Samuel

What case do you have?

My experience with downflow coolers is they usually perform better as 'upflow'... especially if case has a vent over them. Reason is downflow to motherboard hot air turns out over mobo, turns up at RAM, GPU, I/O housings, etc and after air passes cooler is sucked back in. 'Upflow' pulls cool air across mobo, up through cooler and out of case.. even if there is no vent above cooler there is a better chance of the cool air going in over motherboard to have less heated cooler exhaust mixed in/raising air temp/raising CPU temp.
post #7 of 21
Noctua NH-L9a.

Slimmest relatively nice performing heatsink you can buy smile.gif

Also, DON'T TOUCH THAT BOARD!!

Step to the A85X-ITX, it's worth every penny. Because it won't crash and burn!!


Although if you can, wait until they release Kaveri. Should be a couple of months at most, and we're getting a whole truckload more of performance smile.gif
Edited by Artikbot - 10/1/13 at 4:16am
   
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Just noticed you are in Canada. Don't think there are any Thermalright dealers there. frown.gif
Scythe Shuriken are good.
Noctua NH-L12 with only bottom fan.
Evercool HPK-10025EA
Zalman CNPS8900
Prolimatech Samuel

What case do you have?

My experience with downflow coolers is they usually perform better as 'upflow'... especially if case has a vent over them. Reason is downflow to motherboard hot air turns out over mobo, turns up at RAM, GPU, I/O housings, etc and after air passes cooler is sucked back in. 'Upflow' pulls cool air across mobo, up through cooler and out of case.. even if there is no vent above cooler there is a better chance of the cool air going in over motherboard to have less heated cooler exhaust mixed in/raising air temp/raising CPU temp.
I'll be modding my old NES console and punch a design on top of it for vent holes. The PSU will have a hole in the back too.

The Thermalright is offered through amazon.ca for 98$ shipped/taxed.
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Noctua NH-L9a.

Slimmest relatively nice performing heatsink you can buy smile.gif

Also, DON'T TOUCH THAT BOARD!!

Step to the A85X-ITX, it's worth every penny. Because it won't crash and burn!!


Although if you can, wait until they release Kaveri. Should be a couple of months at most, and we're getting a whole truckload more of performance smile.gif
I don't think that Noctua is compatible? I heard good about Kaveri ... I'm just worried how much it'll cost. And thanks for the board suggestion, I've never went AMD before so I have no idea what I'm buying.

EDIT: I'm looking for something that has HDMI onboard video and WiFi - can you help? I won't be able to fit any kind of video card I don't think.

What I chose so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Marcus_CA/saved/2pD9
Edited by MarcusCA - 10/1/13 at 4:45am
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by MarcusCA View Post

I'll be modding my old NES console and punch a design on top of it for vent holes. The PSU will have a hole in the back too.

The Thermalright is offered through amazon.ca for 98$ shipped/taxed.
That's ridiculous! lmaosmiley.gif

Here in UK they are £39.95 (£33.29 + 20% tax). That's $55.72 cad.. is shipping and tax $43.28? lmaosmiley.gif

AXP-100 is a fantastic little cooler but not that $98 worth of fantastic. rolleyes.gif Thermalright need to get some realistic retailers in Canada and USA
I evaluated one when they first came out on i7 920. It is now in my Lian Li PC50 on Athlon X2 620@3.55GHz and loving it.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1347211/thermalright-axp-100-showed-up-today/0_20
Edited by doyll - 10/1/13 at 4:51am
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by MarcusCA View Post

I don't think that Noctua is compatible?

Yeah, come to think about it, not with that very specific motherboard (it is with others, though), because dumbass ASRock decided to put capacitors on the back, so you need either a set of nylon spacers and longer screws, or a different cooler.

The F2A85XN-WiFi does support it, though. Gigabyte did a good job and there are no components on the rear of the board smile.gif

Also, stupid question... Where's your GPU?
Edited by Artikbot - 10/1/13 at 5:11am
   
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