Cooler Master Elite 130 - CPU Cooler

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I’m putting together an ITX computer for my wife and we chose to use the Cooler Master Eliter 130, as I was kind of expecting the cooler that comes with the R5 2600x to be too tall to fit.

The case sits the power supply right above the CPU and there is literally zero clearance between the stock cooler and the PSU.

I was wondering what cooler would be best to put in here? A tiny low-profile cooler from some one like Noctua or a 120mm AIO cooler that just barely fits in the front of the case?

Thank you!!
 

why_wolf

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Noctua NH-L9a-AM4, maybe the NH-L9x65 SE-AM4 but I don't think you have the height clearance for it. Also Cryorig C7. Not sure any of these would be worth it over the stock AMD cooler which is quite good on its own.

A AIO 120mm would be the best choice.

Edit: Ah this guy got the NH-L9x65 SE-AM4 in his case but as you seen from the pic the space is so small I doubt the cooler is really working effectively. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/G4NQzy
 
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Yeah the first Noctua should fit but I don’t think the other two will fit. I was also thinking of getting a Corsair SFX PSU and SFX to ATX bracket from Silverstone, which might give enough clearance to just use the stock cooler. Still thinking about a 120mm AIO like the H80i that I’ve seen in a couple pcpartpicker builds.
 

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