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Also open to any other suggestions up to about $80 after taxes and shipping, maybe a tad more if its for something much better than anything listed above.

if you keep your eyes open, you should be able to find a sale of NH-D14 at that price range...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&cm_re=nh-d14-_-35-608-018-_-Product

and yah, the D14 would be better then anything listed or suggested so far. it's "legendary" in air cooling for a reason smile.gif

otherwise, if you want to save some $. i'm currently using a lucifer V2 on my 6600k and seems to be doing ok. however it may be slightly too tall for your case? (by maybe 1 or 2 mm) i can be wrong about the height thing tho... never owned an azza case before so cant be sure how generous they are on HSF clearances.
post #22 of 28
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Glad I pulled the trigger when I did. Just a few hours after purchase the Lucifer v2 went from $39.99 back to $49.99. Though I wish I saw theLucifer K2 with its tweaked design for better ram clearance and more copper... Only $5 more. Oh well reviews show an almost non existant gain in thermal efficiency so not a big deal. Just hooe I dont run into ram clearance issues in future.

Thanks again everyone for help and suggestions.
So does it fit? We need to know before we go crazy. tongue.gif
post #23 of 28
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Sorry for delay in replying. Cooler arrived yesterday, but also broke my dominanthand yesterday :/

Hospital took a while so I couldnt rebuilt my comp till last night. With a broken hand that took way longer lol.

So yes it did fit in my case with side fan off. I can mount the fan still on the side with an ugly "mod" but I just didnt wanna fool with it last night, so I'll do it later. The only fit issue was ram clearanc, my sniper ram sinks arent tall but they were a few mm too tall so I ended up having to mount a 120mm fan on push side of the Lucifer v2 with the srock 140mm as pull. Once my hand is better in about 3 weeks I'll get around to getting the ram sink off the closest stick and swap the fans. Though I'm curious if I'll see a performance hit, and if so how much, by running a 120mm instead of 140mm.

It took so long to build I didnt even bother hooking it up and booting to check it out yet. Think I might testing thermals with fans both ways and just pull 1 stick of ram for testing to see if itts worth taking sinkoff ram, read it can be a pain with the snipers and the adhesive g. Skill uses.

Will update tonight maybe. Pics soon.
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post #24 of 28
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Sorry for delay in replying. Cooler arrived yesterday, but also broke my dominanthand yesterday :/

Hospital took a while so I couldnt rebuilt my comp till last night. With a broken hand that took way longer lol.

So yes it did fit in my case with side fan off. I can mount the fan still on the side with an ugly "mod" but I just didnt wanna fool with it last night, so I'll do it later. The only fit issue was ram clearanc, my sniper ram sinks arent tall but they were a few mm too tall so I ended up having to mount a 120mm fan on push side of the Lucifer v2 with the srock 140mm as pull. Once my hand is better in about 3 weeks I'll get around to getting the ram sink off the closest stick and swap the fans. Though I'm curious if I'll see a performance hit, and if so how much, by running a 120mm instead of 140mm.

It took so long to build I didnt even bother hooking it up and booting to check it out yet. Think I might testing thermals with fans both ways and just pull 1 stick of ram for testing to see if itts worth taking sinkoff ram, read it can be a pain with the snipers and the adhesive g. Skill uses.

Will update tonight maybe. Pics soon.

I would NOT recommend removing the heatsink from the RAM. those heatsink are put there for a reason and considering the speed of DDR4 RAM are 2GHz+, you will need that heatsink on the RAM for both stability and longevity. best thing you can do if you decide to keep the HSF you just bought is to break off the heatsink fin hovering over your ram. sounds like you would only need to break off 1 maybe 2 fins at most to have the clearance over your heatsink on the RAM.

breaking off the "aluminum" fin hovering over the RAM should be easy. just bend the fin 90 degrees down wards parallel to the heatpipes using the heatpipe as the fulcrum point. bend it back and forth 90 degrees a few times and the aluminum fin should just snap right off. do realize this voids the warranty of the heatsink so make sure it's the heatsink you want before you go and void the warranty on it smile.gif the amount of surface area on the fin hovering over the RAM is negligible so it will not significantly affect the performance of the heatsink itself. however whether you can fit the 140mm fan over your RAM is a different story biggrin.gif question now is how wide is your computer case and can it support the height of the fan when installed over the RAM heatsink.
Edited by psyclum - 1/26/16 at 11:01am
post #25 of 28
Rather than break off the whole fin, I have cut off part or scored a line across it where it will clear the RAM and the flex that piece until is breaks off.

Turn cooler upside down.
Put something the same thickness as the space between fins between the lower couple.of fins
Put a straight edge on bottom fin and scribe a line.
Continue doing this until scribe starts to break through the fin
Then flex the piece until it breaks off.
Carefully file the burrs and sharpness off of the edge.

Some fins are thin and soft enough to cut with a pair of scissors. wink.gif
post #26 of 28
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Rather than break off the whole fin, I have cut off part or scored a line across it where it will clear the RAM and the flex that piece until is breaks off.

Turn cooler upside down.
Put something the same thickness as the space between fins between the lower couple.of fins
Put a straight edge on bottom fin and scribe a line.
Continue doing this until scribe starts to break through the fin
Then flex the piece until it breaks off.
Carefully file the burrs and sharpness off of the edge.

Some fins are thin and soft enough to cut with a pair of scissors. wink.gif

that's what i meant smile.gif guess i wasn't explaining it clearly enough. he only need to break off the part that is hanging over the RAM not the entire bottom fin.
post #27 of 28
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that's what i meant smile.gif guess i wasn't explaining it clearly enough. he only need to break off the part that is hanging over the RAM not the entire bottom fin.
I kinda figured you were not just grabbing it and flexing it until it broke off. thumb.gif
I know you are smarter than that. So am I .. most of the time. tongue.gif
post #28 of 28
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Good suggestions but you guys missed something. I mounted it with 2 fans, a 120mm push(over ram) and the stock deepcool 140mm as pull. So no fins are touching ram as it works with 120mm fan installed. The 140mm fan hangs too low and rests on top of ram sinks.

When I get the chance I'm just gonna run prime95 as its setup now, then again with 140mm fan over ram lots (while removing 1 stick) and see if it maakes a big diff in temps with the 120mm push/140mm pull vs 140mm push/120mm pull. If its not a noticeable diff and dont hold back my oc, which I doubt as my H50 did great and this thing is considerably better, I'll just keep it the way it is.

As for Ram heatsinks... Many reviews I read stated very little benefit for ram temps outside big oc and high voltage. Seeing how mine is rated for 2133 and with the PII I maxed out below 1800 I doubt it would matter, I'd likely be able to undervolt them in that case no? I don't know much about ram. Used to Lways just run best settings preconfigured till I bought these and took the time to tune them in with the old B55 rig. So temps and what not I have no idea. Fivured the ram sinks were only needed for above 1800 as its 1800 with 1.5v but a 2133 factory oc kit at 1.65v
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