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Quietest CPu cooler for cramped mITX motherboard?

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Hello, I am looking to build a PC using this MSI motherboard:




As you can see, the CPU socket is quite close to the PCI Express, which means that the choice of CPU cooler for air cooling is more limited when using a graphics card. I am not looking to overclock the CPU and I want something that is as quiet as possible. What would you recommend?
post #2 of 8
Why not use the Intel cooler that comes with the cpu?
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post #3 of 8
Try the intel stock cooler, it should be quiet enough for you.
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Awesome cooler but why spend the ca$h for it if not OCing the cpu? He should just stick with the Intel stock cooler. Unless the case has a side window & you want to see that sex little beast cooler you are recommending, then I will back you up on that recommendation thumb.gif
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119286

even though it's on the large side of itx builds... it does give you option of full size PSU and graphics card and two(+) 120mm fans. also has watercooling mounting spots (which you don't need, but could quiet the build overall). and MB mounting keeps board flat (not on it's side). really no room expect for the smallest aftermarket heat sinks... but doesn't matter if you do a closed loop.

with my build the intel fans with mid-grade cougar fans was quiet enough. only reason I went with the closed loop is because I'm a sucker for sales (got it for $24) and I do plan on upgrading to 477x in future. it's actually 2-3 times louder now when I boot, but quiets down after it gets signal from MB to lower RPMs when it goes almost completely silent.

I think the 120 model is better suited for multiple hdd/ssd setups. but even without water cooling, the 130 model has better airflow.
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post #7 of 8
I've built four mITX PCs (one office work station and 3 HTPCs). Three cases are passively cooled Lian Li PCQ-27 and one is a Fractal Node 304. All have the stock Intel CPU cooler and it's just fine. Unless you are going to drive the CPU hard you don't need anything more.
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feigr View Post

I want something that is as quiet as possible. What would you recommend?

a high performance cooler can offer better cooling. which means you can EITHER run the chip hotter, OR run the fan lower for silence.
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