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What are some decent "tower" heatsink-coolers that are 115mm or under? This is for Intel socket 1150/1155/1151.

I was looking for a small cooler for a 5.5inch tall case with about ~4.5 inch clearance for the CPU heatsink/fan. I am likely going with the Cryorig C7 low profile flat cooler, but would like to know if there are some competative small tower heatsinks out there that are ~4.5 inches or under.


I'm using an HTPC case Apevia BK-500. It has 2x 120mm vents on the side and 2x80/92mm fans. I'm using 1x 120mm fan for intake at the GPU end, and 1x 120mm fan outtake at the CPU end. I unplugged the 2x80/92mm fans because I didn't want their UV LED lights lighting up my case.

Thus, my air intake for my CPU (currently a stock intel HSF) is rather poor, since the fans only push hot air out from the CPU region.

$50 price point

Thanks!
Edited by Bluescreendeath - 8/23/16 at 7:09am
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There are several 115mm tall or less.

Which one is best depends on how your case flows air. If you have a vent directly above the CPU you can use a downflow or upflow pancake cooler. If airlfow is front to back than a short tower will work better.

As a general rule I prefer tower coolers because the almost always do a better job of keeping heated exhaust air form mixing with cool intake.

What case and components are you using?
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I've been happy with a Cooler Master TX3 on my older i5-760, not the quietest cooler, but does a good job cooling. I've also used a Scythe Shuriken Rev. B in the past with great results. Now don't expect a huge overclock out of either of these coolers though.

Which case are you running?
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

There are several 115mm tall or less.

Which one is best depends on how your case flows air. If you have a vent directly above the CPU you can use a downflow or upflow pancake cooler. If airlfow is front to back than a short tower will work better.

As a general rule I prefer tower coolers because the almost always do a better job of keeping heated exhaust air form mixing with cool intake.

What case and components are you using?
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I've been happy with a Cooler Master TX3 on my older i5-760, not the quietest cooler, but does a good job cooling. I've also used a Scythe Shuriken Rev. B in the past with great results. Now don't expect a huge overclock out of either of these coolers though.

Which case are you running?

I'm using an HTPC case Apevia BK-500. It has 2x 120mm vents on the side and 2x80/92mm fans. I'm using 1x 120mm fan for intake at the GPU end, and 1x 120mm fan outtake at the CPU end. I unplugged the 2x80/92mm fans because I didn't want their UV LED lights lighting up my case.

Thus, my air intake for my CPU (currently a stock intel HSF) is rather poor, since the fans only push hot air out from the CPU region.

I was considering the TX3, but unfortunately it is 139mm tall, so it is much too tall for my case. I will check out the Scythe SCSK-1100.
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Did I talk to you already? headscratch.gif Maybe it was someone else with same case. tongue.gif

Noctua NH-D9L is quite good at 110mm tall.
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Did I talk to you already? headscratch.gif Maybe it was someone else with same case. tongue.gif

Noctua NH-D9L is quite good at 110mm tall.
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Deep Cool Ice Edge Mini FS V.2.0

Yup - http://www.overclock.net/t/1609210/cheap-low-profile-cooler-for-intel-socket-1150-1155-etc#post_25454277

Deja vu all over again.....
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Did I talk to you already? headscratch.gif Maybe it was someone else with same case. tongue.gif

Noctua NH-D9L is quite good at 110mm tall.
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Lol, yes, that was me in the other thread. That thread sealed the deal on the Cryorig C7 as the pancake cooler of choice. This thread is about if there are any low profile tower coolers that are just as good.
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Hey Doyll, what do you think of the Prolimatech PRO-SAM17 Samuel 17 CPU Cooler? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242009



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_EqR3pDv5M
i saw Kyle from awesomesauce network use it, and he said it's really good. Pretty neat you can add your own fan.
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Hey Doyll, what do you think of the Prolimatech PRO-SAM17 Samuel 17 CPU Cooler? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242009



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_EqR3pDv5M
i saw Kyle from awesomesauce network use it, and he said it's really good. Pretty neat you can add your own fan.
Samuel is a good little cooler, but rather expensive with no fan. It is 45mm tall plus 25 for fan is 70mm of 113mm CPU clearance. This give enough room for airflow to/from top of cooler (dependent on push/pull fan). It has a fin pack area of about 94x86x25mm with about 36 fins and 6x 6mm heatpipes.
All for $45.00

By comparison AXP-100 Muscle is 58mm tall with fan, comes with a good 100mm fan and has a 91x105x25mm fin pack with 42 fins and 6x 6mm heatpipes.
All for $50 on Amazon or $40 + shipping direct from Nansgamingear.

If you want a bigger cooler you can get the AXP-200 Muscle which is 73mm tall with fan, comes with a good 140mm fan, 120x140x28+mm fin pack with 54 fins and 6x 6mm heatpipes.

Neither of the cooler test graphs you posted were using cooler intake air temps, so we really don't know how well the coolers performed on their own merit .. but instead how their test system performs with different coolers. Even though Tweaktown claims this. Act is they are monitoring the temperature of the box they are testing in, doh.gif not the cooler intake air temp.

I know, I keep preaching from my soapbox about needing to know the temperature of air going into cooler, not the room .. not the case intake, not the box air temp,
We have to have CPU temperature and Cooler Intake Air temperature to determine if we are to know how well coolers are actually performing on their own merit!
This is not rocket science. It is simple logic / common sense. Using room air temp, case air temp, box air temp etc. are not the same as cooler intake air temp. It's like cooking in a hot kitchen and going into living room to look at thermometer to see how hot it is in the kitchen!! mad.gif
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