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post #21 of 31
The Thermalright Archon is the best air cooler on the planet, if you believe Xbitlabs. Just put on two of the best fans your ears can tolerate (stock is pretty good too). The only problem with it is its extreme height--you'll have to check to see if it fits in your case.

EDIT: I didn't read your post thoroughly--the Archon won't fit in your case. A Megahalems with one or two decent fans is probably your best option, since you can't have a cooler that's too long.
Edited by steddy - 1/1/11 at 6:00pm
post #22 of 31
The Mugen 2 does not come with the extra brackets, so extra fans are $4 for clips. You could probably get to 4GHZ without 4 fans, but for a 980X you probably want atleast push-pull.
    
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post #23 of 31
The H50/70 is a great bolt-on cooling solution, not as effective as a Rasa kit, but not as intrusive/obtrusive either.
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Decisions .. decisions .. lol. I have NO idea what to do with all of these different suggestions now : ( . I would just go with the Silver Arrow or D14 if my RAM wasn't so dang tall. Are all of these that are listed in here going to be a lot better than the stock 980x cooler? It seems pretty sufficient, but I haven't overclocked yet. Also, when you go to change the CPU cooler do you have to take the whole PC apart. I know my case (Antec Nine Hundred) only shows a small portion of the back of the motherboard (a 4x4 square) so in order to install the 1366 4 bolt bracket under the motherboard for the CPU cooler, you must take the motherboard out . Is this going to be the case when installing a new CPU cooler or can I just reuse the mount that came with my 980x Cooler? Thanks guys
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post #25 of 31
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The Mugen 2 does not come with the extra brackets, so extra fans are $4 for clips. You could probably get to 4GHZ without 4 fans, but for a 980X you probably want atleast push-pull.
im just curious, when you say 4 fans on a mugen 2, what kind of setup are you talking about? 1 fan for each side? i just dont see how this would benefit cooling performance. it would seem like it would hinder it if anything. if the setup your refering to is what i think it is, you would have air moving against itself in two different directions creating turbulence and drag.

if your referring to something, please explain. im curious about this.
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post #26 of 31
With your ram and the high height of their heatsinks, a lot of the killer air coolers are going to give you grief. Considering your ram situation, the H70 looks like the most likely candidate for you. (seeing you said $ no option don't stinge out on the H50)

And yes, you should easily be able to install the cooler with things in place. That cut-out on the back is exactly for that purpose
Edited by to_the_zenith - 1/1/11 at 11:25pm
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post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by iStorm View Post
My RAM is on the NOT compatible list for this cooler or else it would be my number one choice. I wonder if any one has gotten it to work by adjust the fan bracket far up in the air?
My buddy has Reapers so he mounted the 120mm fan on the other side pulling.

so ----->| Heatsink |140mm| Heatsink |120mm ----->


It works just fine as long at your dimm slots aren't too close to the socket
post #28 of 31
Thermalright Archon!
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H70

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post #30 of 31
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im just curious, when you say 4 fans on a mugen 2, what kind of setup are you talking about? 1 fan for each side? i just dont see how this would benefit cooling performance. it would seem like it would hinder it if anything. if the setup your refering to is what i think it is, you would have air moving against itself in two different directions creating turbulence and drag.

if your referring to something, please explain. im curious about this.
Push pull towards exaust, one pushing up from the bottom and another on top pushing up. For any hot hot air that can get through the airflow going up, it will go towards exaust.
    
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