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Any idea for good cooler for low temps and nice price?

I'm lookin at Noctua NH-U12S but its lil'heavy for my wallet
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Any idea for good cooler for low temps and nice price?

I'm lookin at Noctua NH-U12S but its lil'heavy for my wallet

Hmm, i was going to say the Cryorig H5 but its 160mm. 2 mm off, its 46$ US right now and what im using and i love it. aside from that maybe Cryorig H7, basically a evo 212 but much nicer looking at around 34$ US right now. i prefer cryorig over alot of others due to the much nice overall look. the performance is top notch too from what ive seen but its the look with the performance that wins over me haha. what are you cooling?
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H7 maybe. You really should get a case that supports 170mm etc.
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Probably the best cooler under 150mm is the Scythe Fuma - it's also under $50.

ehume's review of the Fuma - trading blows with the big boys.
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I'm cooling 8320E with poor SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE1224 v2
Edited by OverNYX - 6/25/16 at 4:28pm
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Any idea for good cooler for low temps and nice price?

I'm lookin at Noctua NH-U12S but its lil'heavy for my wallet
I"m assuming 'lil'heavy' is £50.00. there are several coolers I could suggest, but it depends on how what you plan to do (like overclock) and what your system to determine how much cooling you need .. and we beed to know how much do you want to spend.
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I'm cooling 8320E with poor SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE1224 v2
I have a gut feeling your problem is not your cooler, but your case airflow.
What case, GPU, case fans, etc. do you now have and how is case airflow setup?
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The Ninja4 is 130 x 153 x 155 including fan, it's one of the best coolers in the world.

http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/cpu-cooler/ninja-4.html
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I have a gut feeling your problem is not your cooler, but your case airflow.
What case, GPU, case fans, etc. do you now have and how is case airflow setup?

I agree, a 4 heatpipe cooler like that should be more than capable of cooling your cpu, did you use the stock thermal paste? if so maybe change that out but i think airflow is your biggest issue.
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Fera 2 HE1224 v2 has 4x 6mm heatpipes, but I have no idea how good or bad it's construction is. SilentiumPC is a newcomer to the cooler industry and has blatantly copied others' cooler and fan designs. Therefor I won't be using any ofther products.



There are litterally hundreds of different TIM available, but when their print and heat transfer ability is studied and tested we end up with 3 or 4 'liquid metal' being a couple degrees better than the next 30 or so .. and that next 30 or so are all less than 2c different.

Any one of those 30+ will do a very good job. Case airflow .. supplying the cooler with air as close to room ambient is far more important than what TIM is used .. and can usuallu lower CPU temps 5-10c and sometimes 20c.

The liquid metal types are expensive as well as hard to apply with a good seat, meaning often not performing as they should.

The key is knowing how to apply and seat / mount the cooler properly. With a new cooler I almost always do a practice install with no TIM first to make sure when TIM is applied I can set the cooler exactly where it needs to be so there is no movement while tightening the mounting screws. When using a different TIm than normal I usually do an test install with TIM and carefully remove and look at the print to be sure it is what I want. As a general rule, less TIM is better.
This series of articles might be helpful.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1491876/ways-to-better-cooling-airflow-cooler-fan-data/0_20#post_22335323
Edited by doyll - 6/26/16 at 11:44pm
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