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Hi, i have a phenom ii x4 955 in a case that is 140mm wide externally. Are there any decent air coolers that will fit inside? Max height would be around 120/125mm

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Maybe try the scythe shuriken
    
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Noctua NH-C14? Or similar variants
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stock cooler easily handles any high temps. Heck, it handled the 940 I had at 3.4GHz for a while there until I got a better cooler.

Also, the Scythe Shuriken only handles up to dual core temp specs, 80w roughly, and the Big Shuriken handles around 95w tops. So that'll definitely run pretty hot. Hotter than stock cooling, not to mention installation is a pain... I've used one, don't recommend it to anyone else if you can help it.

Seriously, for an HTPC, just go for stock cooling. That chip will barely be used for anything when it IS used.
     
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Originally Posted by yorkshire.lad View Post
Hi, i have a phenom ii x4 955 in a case that is 140mm wide externally. Are there any decent air coolers that will fit inside? Max height would be around 120/125mm

Cheers
I have been looking into this low profile coolers for quite some time myself since I have a small case. For 125mm i'd say Noctua NH-U9B SE.
Edited by Pentdragon - 3/20/11 at 11:32pm
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