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The OP didn't mention price point. In his last thread on the same topic, he stated a price cap of $30. That might be a good piece of info to have before taking your time to make any suggestions......only to find out the time was wasted not knowing this.....
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The OP didn't mention price point. In his last thread on the same topic, he stated a price cap of $30. That might be a good piece of info to have before taking your time to make any suggestions......only to find out the time was wasted not knowing this.....
Too true.blushsmiley.gif
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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




you know the majority of plebs, including me, don't care, right? cryorig all day, everyday xD
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i'm joking / teasing though bro!

i'm sure a lot of products have their pro's and con's with price vs value vs performance vs noise and a number of different parameters. it's up to the OP or consumer in question to make the best decision himself rather than rely on outside opinions. no one's gonna make a low-profile cooling tier list w/o getting sponsored since that's hella niche and furthermore unnecessary b/c desktop cooling is where all the magic happens, baby!

On a Personal Note
: If you want low-profile aftermarket cpu cooler, go for whatever's quiet, durable and fits the bill in my opinion. If you want a premium product that outperforms the competition by paying $10-$20 on average more, go for Noctua products as a general guideline. Other than that, the cryorig c7's cool (pun intended). You can look at different products for days but at the end of the day, find what is affordable and what works for you. That's why we all drive different cars, live in different houses, play different games, watch different movies, eat different foods, have different friends and wear different clothes. It's all about your own preference. Brand, warranty, general consensus based on reviews, word of mouth (having a second opinion), quantitative metrics, overall design and features (such as being able to run crysis) are all selling-points.

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The OP didn't mention price point. In his last thread on the same topic, he stated a price cap of $30. That might be a good piece of info to have before taking your time to make any suggestions......only to find out the time was wasted not knowing this.....

Price point is $50 for tower heatsinks. thumb.gif

I only stated the $30 price point in my other post because I couldn't justify spending more than $30 on a pancake that recycles hot air back into my case and onto my motherboard.
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Noctua NH-D9L is quite good at 110mm tall.


Yeah, get the Noctua NH-D9L

"While most low-profile coolers blow air towards the motherboard, NH-D9L is a tower style cooler that bows parallel to the mainboard, which allows superior airflow efficiency in cases with front intake and rear exhaust fans" - best marketing ever. take my money

EDIT: blows*, not bow <-- *** amazon why? xD
Edited by bboiprfsr - 8/23/16 at 7:25am
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Thanks!:

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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

Indeed. My room temps are cool, but my HTPC has bleh airflow, so the air going into my cooler is air that has already gone through my GPU...so I assume my 75'F air has turned into 90'F air. That's why I made this tower heatsink thread even though the Cryorig C7 is a good cooler - the C7 will be recycling hot air into itself and into my case.
Edited by Bluescreendeath - 8/23/16 at 7:19am
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Price point is $50 for tower heatsinks. thumb.gif

I only stated the $30 price point in my other post because I couldn't justify spending more than $30 on a pancake that recycles hot air back into my case and onto my motherboard.

omg i hate u so much -.-. Thought you were poor and stingy at the same time w/ purchasing at a $30 budget as if you were struggling financially mad.gif

Now that you've opened up your wallet to $50 (well, the aftermarket low-profile fan/heatsink market is between $10 to $70), you now have more options to choose from. Now you may overclock hahah
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omg i hate u so much -.-. Thought you were poor and stingy at the same time w/ purchasing at a $30 budget as if you were struggling financially mad.gif

Now that you've opened up your wallet to $50 (well, the aftermarket low-profile fan/heatsink market is between $10 to $70), you now have more options to choose from. Now you may overclock hahah

Hah! If I was that poor and stingy I would just stick with my stock cooler! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Noctua NH-D9L is quite good at 110mm tall.
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Yeah, get the Noctua NH-D9L

Yes, get the NH-D9L and be done with it. Really not much to talk about further that fits your needs.
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