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Need help with M-ATX CPU cooler

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

 

I'm a little stuck with choosing a good CPU cooler, I am looking for a good heatsink to keep my CPU cool and maybe give some headroom for OC'ing.

 

I have;

CPU: intel Core i7 2600k

Mobo: Asus Maximus V GENE

RAM: Corsair Vengeance (high profile)

Case: NZXT Vulcan

 

I am currently using the intel stock cooler.

 

These are the dimensions i have to stay within

 

Max height for the case 130mm (because i have 35mm thick side fan installed) http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/36-vulcan

 

Rear fan mount is 92mm

 

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here is a picture of my rig;

 

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I have looked at coolers such as the CM TX3 (92mm verson of the CM hyper 212) but this is too tall, the CM GeminII S524 which doesn't have clearance for RAM, unsure if it would mount due to heat-pipes if rotated 180 degrees.

 

I have also looked at the Asetek 545LC, which is a 92mm version of the Corsair H70, but I haven't found any decent reviews on its performance.

 

I would like a top down style heatsink so it would get the advantage of having the side fan blowing down on it.

 

Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

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How about a H80i? Put it where the exhaust fan belongs?


Frost upon these cigarettes.... lipstick on the window pane...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

How about a H80i? Put it where the exhaust fan belongs?

Its a 92mm rear exhaust, I have seen people wiggle the tubes between the 3.5" cage and GPU and mount it at the front but i'm not too keen on this idea

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Posted · Original PosterOP

H100 or a h220 would be great but not sure what your budget it

The NZXT Vulcan doesn't support these coolers, the two top 120mm fans are right up to the mobo, the VRM heatsink would obstruct. Thanks though :)

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The NZXT Vulcan doesn't support these coolers, the two top 120mm fans are right up to the mobo, the VRM heatsink would obstruct. Thanks though :)

cooler master 212?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

cooler master 212?

I have posted the maximum dimensions in the first post. Sadly its too tall, I already have one of these kickin' about ;)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=69195&promoid=1304

Its low so it wont hit the side panel and it doesnt go over your ram

Thanks for the Suggestion, I found a video by Skratchwiz_PC on YT which shows it would fit quite nicly (hes using the Rampage 4 GENE, i have the 5 GENE so i assume it will fit) with the heatpipes toward the RAM, (i don't plan on adding any more RAM) 

 

Also TTL did a view on this cooler and rated it really well (Y) 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just an update, I ended up getting a "Reeven RC1204", which is basically a horizontal CM 212 and i put a SP120 PWM fan on-top  i did have to move a stick of ram over to the 3rd slot, so I am now populating slot 3 and 4 so only running in single channel mode. however i haven't noticed any performance difference.

 

Around 3mm space between heatsink and 3rd dimm, but heatsink has room under for low profile dimms.

Around 10mm from side panel fan and heatsink fan.

Fits like a Glove :D

 

Temps are down from 70~ degrees gaming to 40, should see a very small improvement when Artic silver TIM settles in (Y)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

screw corsair

Hi can you elaborate on why you dislike corsair?

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If you want a good cooler and be able to get all your ram slots back then can i suggest you need to save up and get a new case, there is lots of amazing cases about now for less than $100 and some less than $50.

 

then you can fit what ever cooler you want, and maybe a sealed liquid cooler.


got to love Asus components

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