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Good heatsink i7 4770?

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I am looking for a good heatsink for the Intel Core i7 4770, but not something too heavy.

Give me some options and I will see what is available here and decide which to pick.
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"Not too heavy"... so I guess single towers

Do you have a thin AsRock board that flexes? tongue.gif

high end ~$60-80: Noctua NH-U14S , Thermalright Archon , Prolimatech Megahalems
--> Noctua U12S, Prolimatech Armageddon if you have a case CPU cooler height limitation
mid end ~$40-50: Thermalright Macho , Thermalright Macho 120 ,Thermalright True 140, Thermalright True 120M , Alpenföhn Brocken 2 , Deepcool Gamer storm ( Alpenföhn Matterhorn)
low-midend $30-40: Silverstone AR03 / AR01 (both are louder than the above , i.e. bad fan ... 2200RPM max), NZXT HAVIK 140 / HAVIK 120 (subpar fans, overpriced)

If performance isn't THAT important (a few degrees difference):
high-midend ~$50: be Quiet Dark Rock 2 , for aesthetics ; Phanteks PH-TC12DX (less quality control than the larger PH-TC14PE ; fan spins to 1800RPM)

Which country are you in?

Thermalright's Macho , Macho120, True 120M are all getting nickel plated better looking versions coming soon, for the exact same price
Edited by AlphaC - 11/9/13 at 8:42pm
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Workstation stuff
(407 photos)
SpecViewperf 12.0.1
(115 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Zen SR7 octocore Overclockable AM4 motherboard X370 To be determined , AMD Vega? 2x8GB DDR4 low-profile or heatsink-less 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 950 Pro / 850 Pro 256GB or 512GB NVMe SSD  Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SSD Storage Black or black+white Twin tower air cooler or s... EK Vardar F2-140 140mm, Phanteks PH-F140SP 140m... 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 (included with case) Win 10 Pro 64 bit 4K monitor with Freesync EVGA Supernova G3/P2 750W or 850W 
Case
Fractal Design R5 Blackout edition 
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Originally Posted by beta_0 View Post

I am looking for a good heatsink for the Intel Core i7 4770, but not something too heavy.

Give me some options and I will see what is available here and decide which to pick.
None of the top coolers are "too heavy" for motherboard. I have never seen or even heard of one breaking the motherboard when handled normally... and only a couple that broke after being dropped off of desk or while being carried.. and one in a car wreck.
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Alright thanks for the replies smile.gif
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