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Low Profile Air Cooler VS AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

I have a media/ds machine in my basement that I want to upgrade the CPU on and overclock the chip and need to beef up my cooler situation.

The computer is in a Fractal Node 605 and has limited heard room for can't really accept a normal stand up heatsink.

I was originally looking at the Scythe Big Shuriken 3 which is one of the better low profile are coolers and only costs about $47.
Then I was thinking maybe I should spring for a Corsair H60 or something similar for which is on Amazon for $67

Noise isn't really an issue since it's in my basement.. just wondering if the extra $20 will get me better cooling.

Can't seem to find anything on the internet comparing the two.

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H60 isn't worth buying.
Lol, are you following me around or something.. haha

What would you recommend for cooling?
I have a 125mm space limit

thinking the cpu will be 6600k

Amazon as the Cooler Master MasterLiquid LC120E for $52

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Quote: Originally Posted by JMattes View Post
Lol, are you following me around or something.. haha

What would you recommend for cooling?
I have a 125mm space limit

thinking the cpu will be 6600k

Amazon as the Cooler Master MasterLiquid LC120E for $52
A bigger case.
Seriously, something like NH-D9S would probably work well. I would remove all PCIe back slot covers to increase rear exhaust venting. With 2x front intakes case needs more exhaust vent area .. and use a couple high pressure fans on front intake vents.
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MasterLiquid LC120E isn't worth buying either.
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A bigger case.
Seriously, something like NH-D9S would probably work well. I would remove all PCIe back slot covers to increase rear exhaust venting. With 2x front intakes case needs more exhaust vent area .. and use a couple high pressure fans on front intake vents.
I can throw it in a NZXT Switch 810, which is HUGE..
But I like the Node 605 as it fits on a shelf in the basement.

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+1 for Noctua NH-U9S, it's exactly 125mm. If it for some reason doesn't clear the side panel then do Noctua NH-D9L which is 110mm.
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In my experience Fractal Design CPU clearance spec is conservative. For example I fit cooler 3-5mm taller than case spec in R2 and it still had a few mm of clearance.
NH-U9S has 5x 6mm heatpipes while NH-U9L and NH-U9B have 4x 6mm heatpipes .. the extra heatpipe does give 3-6c better cooling.

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+1 for Noctua NH-U9S, it's exactly 125mm. If it for some reason doesn't clear the side panel then do Noctua NH-D9L which is 110mm.
I checked a review site and they measured 140mm for a cpu cooler.

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