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Hello all. I have been searching around for a cooler that will fit in my mid-tower case but still produce good cooling on my i7. I have checked newegg and either it is to big or not a good cooler at all. Right now idle is around 45c with the stock cooler. Any suggestions would be great.
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Corsair A70

or OCZ Vendetta 2
    
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First of all, how big is your exhaust fan? If it is 120mm, you may have enough room for a full tower cooler like the Megahalems, the D14, Silver Arrow or VX.
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90mm exhaust fan. I measured and almost all of the reasonably priced coolers that work well will not fit. Plus I have a 4 pin connector on the mobo which adds to the difficulty. That corsair looks nice but it is 3 pin. I know I can ghetto rig it, but I want to have everything legit in this computer.
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Uhh, you can install a 3pin on a 4pin mobo..
    
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Originally Posted by bobfig View Post
^This^ or if you are in a hurry and need it right away best buy has a cooler that is more or less the same thing as the Freezer 7 for the same price. If it cools the same or worst I couldn't tell you.
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how many $ do you want to spend on cooler?
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by 240shep19 View Post
90mm exhaust fan. I measured and almost all of the reasonably priced coolers that work well will not fit. Plus I have a 4 pin connector on the mobo which adds to the difficulty. That corsair looks nice but it is 3 pin. I know I can ghetto rig it, but I want to have everything legit in this computer.
You need a new case. Only then get a new cooler. There are good gases available cheap.

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Uhh, you can install a 3pin on a 4pin mobo..
4-pin PWM fan headers are designed to be compatible with 3-pin fans. The only problem is when you have a board that can use only PWM to control fans. On 3-pin fans on such a board you get full speed all the time.
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post #10 of 11
I've used them all, trust me, and the best by far 92mm cpu cooler is the Noctua NH-U9B-SE2. These are beautifully made, relatively lightweight and the mounting system is the best in the industry. I get low 30's idle (winter time) on my i7 930. I have plenty of room for a 120mm cooler but have always hated any of the gynormous, heavy cartoonish cpu coolers out there.
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