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Cooler for Antec Mini P180

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Hi all,
I come to you all with a small(ish) form question.

I'm looking to get an aftermarket air cooler for my HTPC. Noise isn't so much an issue as I have the pc located in a closet.

Anyways can you recommend me something fairly high performance that fits my sig rig? I plan to overclock my processor with it. (I know it's a HTPC but I game with it as well. HEY! Why am I trying to justify an overclock on this site of all places?)
I was looking at the Noctua NH-C12P SE14 but am a little concerned with clearance over the ram.

Thanks guys.
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post #3 of 5
Just about everything should fit. The case is wide enough to accommodate every cooler I can think of. I used the Xigmatek Dark Knight for a while and it worked great. You will run into issues of RAM clearance in your 1st and 2nd slots if the cooler is facing up toward the top fan. (only if the ram is more than "1 stick" tall)
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post #4 of 5
the p180 will hold about anything out there. just stay around 158mm tall and you'll be fine. i run a coolmaster 212+ in my son's p180 mini...with dual fans
Edited by toyz72 - 2/26/11 at 12:18am
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post #5 of 5
Anything should fit with ease. Except a Mugen 2. Ugh...
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