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What's a Good AM2+ cooler that's not as high as the Ninja Mini?

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I have a "Ninja Mini" cooler in an "Antec Sonata II" chassis atm unfortunantley it's too high for me to be able to fit the chassis ventilation duct that leads external air right onto the CPU as well.

I would need a cooler that is 1-2 inches lower then the Ninja mini, but i'm at a loss what i should choose.
There is currently an airflow from the front of the box and out the back by two 12mm fans at either side of the chassis, the air duct has 2 fans one 92mm over the CPU and an 80mm over the PCI and PCI-E slots.
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post #2 of 5
is there anything smaller ?
Try watercooling or stock cooler
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Not sure if this is smaller than a Ninja Mini but here you go: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118005
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Probably would be best off to just remove the duct. If you really want to keep the duct, here are a couple decent coolers that sit lower to the motherboard, though without knowing the exact dimensions, I can't guarantee it will fit.:

Zalman 7500: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21974
Scythe Shuriken: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23080
Silverstone NT07: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23447

It doesn't get much more low profile than the Silverstone, but its cooling wouldn't compare to the Ninja Mini's. However, sicne the Ninja's airflow is designed to go across the motherboard, and through the fins, airflow down onto the top of the Heatsink doesn't really matter, so I would just ditch the air duct. If you had a cooler that blew air down towards the motherboard, such as the Big Typhoon or any of the coolers I linked, then the Air Duct would help a lot. But for coolers that blow air across the motherboard, like the Tuniq Tower, TRUE, and Ninja, airflow down onto the CPU is largely unneeded.
    
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^Agreed^
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