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So, even though my temps were good with my old cooler, I wanted to push a little further. Unfortunately, I have a very small case (and an even smaller budget). I had picked up a CM V8 on Craigslist for $20 but it was too tall to fit with the side panel on. Since I knew that that wouldn't fit, I was able to gather that pretty much any 120mm heatsink in my price range wouldn't fit.

After much research, I came across this. It is basically the same as the Xigmatek hd-963, but with 2 more smaller diameter heat pipes. It came with a single 92mm fan and I added a second CM Blademaster 92mm for a push/pull setup to maximize the cooling from this smaller unit.

Old temps based on my sig rig setup with Asus Silent Square evo cooler.

Idle: 30C
Load: 59C

New temps:
Idle: 27C
Load: 43C

Both of these units were setup with AS5 thermal paste. New temps might drop as paste cures as well, only been installed for a couple hours.

Pic of the height in my CM Elite 310 - roughly same height as the psu.


And the unit completely installed.


Looks so dinky in there after seeing all the huge heatsinks you guys have.
It's so little!
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It's so little!
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4670k Asrock Z87E Asus r9 280x samsung 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ViewSonic ViewSonic VX2739wm model m Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li A05FNB (flipped to A05NB) Razer Deathadder Black edt. OCZ behemoth Audio Technica ATH-AD500 
AudioAudioAudio
JVC HA-RX500 Dayton Audio Bookshelfs Lepai LP2020+ 
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