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Is this overkill? (air cooler for 3700X in fractal design core 500)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

A Noctua nhd15 or, is the Noctua nh L12s more then enough? 

 

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Noctua nh-L12s - $89 sgd


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well the l12s is used for itx or small clearance cases 

so get that if your building an itx build or something 

as for the d15, its more than overkill 

a u12s is more than enough and heck 

even the stock cooler is, something cheap would be the arctic freezer 34, which is still a good cooler.   


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1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

well the l12s is used for itx or small clearance cases 

so get that if your building an itx build or something 

as for the d15, its more than overkill 

a u12s is more than enough and heck 

even the stock cooler is, something cheap would be the arctic freezer 34, which is still a good cooler.   

Yea I guess, but it would be so epic looking a nhd15 fitting like a glove in that case over an itx board. 


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11 minutes ago, StrawberryShortCakes said:

Yea I guess, but it would be so epic looking a nhd15 fitting like a glove in that case over an itx board. 

Considering how tight the case's interior looks, if I had to guess you'll probably run into clearance issues somewhere else, if the height won't be the problem.

I'd stick to downdraft coolers like the L12S or a Dark Rock TF (which is a little bulkier).


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A Cryorig H7 would be more than enough. You're not stuffing a 5Ghz Intel chip in the thing to warrant a crazy expensive cooler.


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Freezer 34 or Deepcool Gammaxx 400 if you want value for money. Good coolers and more than enough if not pushing over 150W:s.

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