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Best cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'm about to finish up my build but I want to get an aftermarket cooler. I was just doing my research and apparently some coolers have issues fitting inside the case. Anyone have any recommendations? I was going to go with the Noctua NH-U12S but I think it will be a tight fit. It's 158mm. Case specs recommend a cooler 150mm or less.

I've always used Noctua and don't have much experience with other brands. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
post #2 of 28
The CRYORIG H7 should fit just fine (140mm) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by Dimensive View Post

The CRYORIG H7 should fit just fine (140mm) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565

Thanks man. It got a lot of really good reviews on Newegg.

I'm going to read up on it now.
post #4 of 28
What Dimensive said. thumb.gif

I've used the H7 and it is a great little cooler.
post #5 of 28
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Thanks man. It got a lot of really good reviews on Newegg.

I'm going to read up on it now.

You're welcome.

Edit: Typo in my first post, it's 145mm but should be just fine still.
Edited by Dimensive - 3/3/16 at 5:13am
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
Is the H7 adequate for a mild overclock? I watched some videos on it. Has a lot of positive feedback. Can't beat the price.

The other unit I was looking at is the Noctua NH-D9L. From the research I did, it doesn't seem like it would be a good choice for overclocking.
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Striper View Post

Is the H7 adequate for a mild overclock? I watched some videos on it. Has a lot of positive feedback. Can't beat the price.

The other unit I was looking at is the Noctua NH-D9L. From the research I did, it doesn't seem like it would be a good choice for overclocking.

The H7 should be good when overclocking: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CRYORIG/H7_Universal/6.html. The #'s look high, but the 4770K is a hot chip.
post #8 of 28
LOL 'seem high' is relative.

To my way of thinking, with D15, 14PE, R1, etc being 6c or less cooler than H7 'seems very close' considering the size and price difference. tongue.gif

While I understand what you are saying, the difference is really not much when compared to how much heat it is removing from CPU and how 'close' it is to the very best air coolers on the market. thumb.gif

Striper, please keep in mind that whatever cooler you use will only perform well if it is getting a good cool air supply to it's fan. If the air into cooler is hot, the CPU will be hot. You might find post #5 in 'Ways to Better Cooling' link in my sig of interest.
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'll check out that thread. Thanks.
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

LOL 'seem high' is relative.

To my way of thinking, with D15, 14PE, R1, etc being 6c or less cooler than H7 'seems very close' considering the size and price difference. tongue.gif

While I understand what you are saying, the difference is really not much when compared to how much heat it is removing from CPU and how 'close' it is to the very best air coolers on the market. thumb.gif

Yea, the price/performance ratio is perfect. I ended up buying one this morning. While my EVO 212 works great, I like how the H7 outperforms it and the aesthetic is exactly what I'm going for. I always wanted to give CRYORIG a shot and am patiently waiting for an M9i to go in my Hadron Air.
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