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Hey Guys,

I'm using a stock cooler on my new Mini ITX rig and I am looking for an after market air cooler that has focus on both Silence and keeping low temperatures.

Rig is:
Thermaltake Core V1
MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 ITX
AMD A8 6600k 3.9-4.2 GHZ 4-Core


I'm deciding between the Zalman CNPS8000B or a Scythe (SCBSK 2100) Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B

So far these two best options to me that are available in my country so if you could give other suggestions I have to check if their availability locally.

Thank you in advance!
post #2 of 21
Are there any tower type coolers available ? something with at least 4 heat pipes and a 120 x 25mm quiet fan , you could fit one in that case and it would be better than a low profile cooler.
The Big shuriken is a good , I used one but ran a 120mm GT ap15 on it. and that was with a 65w tdp chip, .
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post #3 of 21
between the 2 you mentioned, the scythe would perform better simply because it's a 5 pipe unit and seem to have larger heat dissipation area.

HOWEVER, you have 140mm of HSF clearance so there are MUCH better options then those 2 for cooling. i don't know what is available to you so i can't really make a good recommendation but i would look into noctua, thermalright, and silverstone for some high performance top down style cooler.
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Noctua C14S or Cryorig C1 would be the top 2 candidates. Altho with little modding that 140mm limit could be broken through. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

between the 2 you mentioned, the scythe would perform better simply because it's a 5 pipe unit and seem to have larger heat dissipation area.

HOWEVER, you have 140mm of HSF clearance so there are MUCH better options then those 2 for cooling. i don't know what is available to you so i can't really make a good recommendation but i would look into noctua, thermalright, and silverstone for some high performance top down style cooler.

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Originally Posted by mr soft View Post

Are there any tower type coolers available ? something with at least 4 heat pipes and a 120 x 25mm quiet fan , you could fit one in that case and it would be better than a low profile cooler.
The Big shuriken is a good , I used one but ran a 120mm GT ap15 on it. and that was with a 65w tdp chip, .



hey guys, Well, there's a local site here where local retailers could advertise their wares so here are a few results of what's available. Note that I can't filter the water cooling devices because there is no option to. frown.gif






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Originally Posted by MicroCat View Post

Noctua C14S or Cryorig C1 would be the top 2 candidates. Altho with little modding that 140mm limit could be broken through. biggrin.gif

I just searched for those two. Both of 'em are not available locally. frown.gif

EDIT: If the image can't be read in gallery view click on the "Original" icon on the lower left corner of the gallery window. smile.gif
Edited by AssassinLoki - 10/22/15 at 8:03pm
post #6 of 21
sorry the images are way too small for me to read it frown.gif

after examining the socket location of your mobo, i would strongly recommend that you look into some kind of AIO liquid cooler instead of air. the CPU socket on your mobo is just too close to the PCIe and DIMM slots to use alot of the coolers we'd actually recommend. most of the coolers will not fit on your mobo w/o blocking both the PCIe slot and your DIMM slots. DIMM slots you can work around by using low profile DIMM's, but there isn't a whole lot you can do if the cooler blocks your PCie slot.

if you can find a thermalRIGHT AXP200, that "might" fit your board w/o blocking your GPU, but i don't know if that's available where you are.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by AssassinLoki View Post

Hey Guys,

I'm using a stock cooler on my new Mini ITX rig and I am looking for an after market air cooler that has focus on both Silence and keeping low temperatures.

Rig is:
Thermaltake Core V1
MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 ITX
AMD A8 6600k 3.9-4.2 GHZ 4-Core


I'm deciding between the Zalman CNPS8000B or a Scythe (SCBSK 2100) Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B

So far these two best options to me that are available in my country so if you could give other suggestions I have to check if their availability locally.

Thank you in advance!
your mobo has about 60mm center CPU to near side of PCIe socket and about 48mm to near side of RAM socket., so make sure your cooler and it's fans will fit. wink.gif
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

sorry the images are way too small for me to read it frown.gif

after examining the socket location of your mobo, i would strongly recommend that you look into some kind of AIO liquid cooler instead of air. the CPU socket on your mobo is just too close to the PCIe and DIMM slots to use alot of the coolers we'd actually recommend. most of the coolers will not fit on your mobo w/o blocking both the PCIe slot and your DIMM slots. DIMM slots you can work around by using low profile DIMM's, but there isn't a whole lot you can do if the cooler blocks your PCie slot.

if you can find a thermalRIGHT AXP200, that "might" fit your board w/o blocking your GPU, but i don't know if that's available where you are.

Oh I forgot to mention that you could view the full size of the image by right clicking on it and opening it in a new tab.

I guess that I may be going with the Scythe cooler if I can't find a HSF that isn't better than that. Haha.
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

your mobo has about 60mm center CPU to near side of PCIe socket and about 48mm to near side of RAM socket., so make sure your cooler and it's fans will fit. wink.gif

I will keep that in mind! Thanks!

EDIT: If the image can't be read in gallery view click on the "Original" icon on the lower left corner of the gallery window. smile.gif
Edited by AssassinLoki - 10/22/15 at 8:04pm
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Would anyone recommend this? The Noctua NH-L9a ? http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=37943435

Edit: changed Noctua NH-L9i to Noctua NH-L9a. Accidentally copy pasted the intel model.
Edited by AssassinLoki - 10/22/15 at 8:00pm
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Originally Posted by AssassinLoki View Post

Would anyone recommend this? The Noctua NH-L9i ? http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=37943435

not for your machine. that cooler is only for people who have absolutely no room to work with. you have 140mm of height to work with so you should be able to get something better.
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