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Hmm, AXP-140 not available (plus it's about $60) and the site doesn't carry Noctua. But going in the right direction.

The case is not a typical HTPC case; it's about 9 inches tall I think. So I SHOULD be okay with a fairly traditional heatsink I think that I might want to keep on the small side still.

Trying to get more info on it.

Thanks though.
post #12 of 23
Order from a different website, the Noctua is perfect.

If not the 92mm or 80mm CM coolers.
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I prefer to stick with the same site for shipping discounts. The U9B is $60 on Newegg plus 13% tax and $11.49 shipping. I'm looking for something in the $30 range.

Coolermaster apparently has no offerings small enough to work that are NOT push pin designs though.
post #14 of 23
Really? Ther smaller Hypers arnt screwed like the 212+
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post #15 of 23
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Nope.

Checked just through pictures so they could get screws masquerading as push pins, but I doubt it. Pretty unimpressive considering how great the 212 is, but I digress.

I'm looking at a Zalman cooler if I need the space (not one of their crazy copper circle ones though, too expensive). I have 14 inches top to bottom in the case though, so I think I should be good size-wise (212 is like 160mm) but there's a hard drive/optical drive tray type deal that could cause issues.
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Nope.

Checked just through pictures so they could get screws masquerading as push pins, but I doubt it. Pretty unimpressive considering how great the 212 is, but I digress.

I'm looking at a Zalman cooler if I need the space (not one of their crazy copper circle ones though, too expensive). I have 14 inches top to bottom in the case though, so I think I should be good size-wise (212 is like 160mm) but there's a hard drive/optical drive tray type deal that could cause issues.
Thanks for the link,
I have a 212+ in a tiny M-ATX case and it fits pretty well. You can always change the orientation, to avoide fitting issues. Unless its a height thing.
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@harishgayatri: Sorry, the case is the selling point on the deal. She only agreed to this because of the case. Can't change the case. And the site I order from doesn't sell Seasonic stuff, but I'm happy with the Corsair. I've got the AX850 and I quite enjoy it. The Zotac GT 430 is also not available either. Decided on going with 4GB of DDR3 for about $45, so it's all good there. BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM: Both the Shuriken you recommend and the CM I was looking at have push pins. I HATE push pins. HATE HATE HATE. Does ANYONE know of any low-profile HTPC-minded heatsinks that have screws to attach to the mounting bracket? I am not paying $30 for push pins..
No Problem. That was just a suggestion.

The Lian-Li v351 cabby is a beautiful cabby,Hey but since your selling point is the Wooden cabby itself then stay with the wooden one.

About the CPU cooler you can get the Nut & bolt kit for Scythe. Generally the Pushpins are more than sufficient.

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@Nutty: No problem. I'm just really disappointed that push pins still exist. It's not a height thing per se because the "case" is 14 inches tall, whereas the 212 is only 16cm which should be under like 8 inches. But if you look at the case itself specifically the picture third column, two down, the overtop/back view, you'll see the little metal shelf thing where the hard drives and optical drive sit. I'll have ample clearance to the top, just perhaps not with this thing there. I'm gonna labour to find some more in-depth dimensions for this thing and then see what's up.

@harish: No problems at all, just can't change the selling point. I wouldn't want to either; the novelty of the case is awesome and I personally really love the look of it. Your nut and bolt kit idea intrigues me. Link? And I used to have the AC Freezer 7 and I can tell you from that experience that push pins are NOT sufficient. They led me to the 212 because they eventually broke. Plus it's a pain in the rear fighting with them to get them all in (because it's never a perfect fit for YOUR motherboard) and whenever I used to move my case the cooler would fall off. Never again. /rant
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@Nutty: No problem. I'm just really disappointed that push pins still exist. It's not a height thing per se because the "case" is 14 inches tall, whereas the 212 is only 16cm which should be under like 8 inches. But if you look at the case itself specifically the picture third column, two down, the overtop/back view, you'll see the little metal shelf thing where the hard drives and optical drive sit. I'll have ample clearance to the top, just perhaps not with this thing there. I'm gonna labour to find some more in-depth dimensions for this thing and then see what's up.

@harish: No problems at all, just can't change the selling point. I wouldn't want to either; the novelty of the case is awesome and I personally really love the look of it. Your nut and bolt kit idea intrigues me. Link? And I used to have the AC Freezer 7 and I can tell you from that experience that push pins are NOT sufficient. They led me to the 212 because they eventually broke. Plus it's a pain in the rear fighting with them to get them all in (because it's never a perfect fit for YOUR motherboard) and whenever I used to move my case the cooler would fall off. Never again. /rant
Yer push pins are a biiiiaatch... I totally agree

Buy the case, then tell us how much room you've got. Its not like your trying to decide on the case
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post #20 of 23
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The case is set in stone. I'd just like to get everything at once, because here in Canada everything is ridiculous. A $25 heatsink turns into $40 really quickly after taxes and shipping.

It's looking like a 212 won't fit. A Zalman 9900 was too tall by about a centimetre I saw on one site and it sat right under the rear edge of the tray. See here for a picture on what I'm talking about/looking for.

Especially with the 140mm fan at the rear, it looks like I'm definitely looking for something VERY low-profile. The search begins as to what.

EDIT: We may have something! So the site I linked above mentions the 9900 being a few millimetres too tall. The 9900 measures in at a height of 158.5mm. Enter the SilenX Effizio series. The 100HA1 and the 80HA2. Both have good reviews, though newer (apparently the box says they support Core i9). Either way, the 100 is a low-profile cooler, but it's 100mmx100mm and I worry about that on an mATX board. The 80, though, is only 113mm tall. 158.5 - 113 = 45.5mm. I think that's much more than a few millimetres meaning I should be in the clear. They also both have a screw-mount set as well from everything I've seen. Direct-contact heat pipes as well (which is something I really like), though there's only three. But for an HTPC that won't see a significant OC if it sees one, I can't complain. I think we have a winner.
Edited by CasanovaFly - 2/12/11 at 8:45pm
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