Originally Posted by AbdullahG
Anyone know any coolers that work like the Cooler Master GeminII and are under 165mm? I'd like something that isn't Cooler Master only because the name bothers the hell out of me.
You want a down-flow flat cooler like the Geminii that is less than 165mm tall? Or do you want a cooler that will cool as good or better than GeminII that will fit in a 165mm case?
I have a Phanteks PH-TC14PE shoehorned into my R2. Need very short RAM for 140mm fan to fit on top of.
I'm running it vertical venting out top. Was just clearing cover while setting on NB heatsink cover. Ended up removing the NB cover so it would cool. (dropped temp from 75-80c to 48-53c) so have a little more clearance. Alpenfohn K2 fits nicely.
My shortlist of contenders
Cooler size comparison
K2 . = . 140x128x158mm 146x154x160mm w/fans (WxDxH looking from front of case)
D14 = . 140x130x160mm 140x158x160mm w/fans
TC14 = 140x134x160mm 140x159x171mm w/fans
SA . = . 147x123x160mm 151x149x160mm w/Fans
SB-E. = 155x105x164mm 170x130x170mm w/fans
Extreme 155x105x164mm 155x130x165mm w/fans Reason it's smaller is 140mm fan vs 150mm fan.
K2, D14 & TC14 are about same except for TC14 140mm fans & 31mm RAM clearance stack up to 171mm (my R2 is 165mm clearance and TC14 fits)
SB-E is widest by 15mm. Even wider with TY-150 fan = 170 (assuming fan is actually 170mm).
Extreme with TY-143 fans is still 155mm as fan is 151.5x141.5mm