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I wanted to get a upgraded CPU cooler (Phenom II x3 720) for my recent build but I thought I would wait to see what size would fit.
Photo here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282929-31-sata-building

The problem is, is that with the corsair dominator ram, with the heatsinks it has, and other surrounding components, I cannot find a suitable cooler that would fit. There is a maximum of about 140mm in height but the width is very small. So I started looking at smaller low profile coolers (I mean almost stock size).
Here is a photo of the area for the heatsink:
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I was looking at these ones here.
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=380135

Would this provide better cooling or atleast the same amount of cooling with less noise?
I do want to eventually upgrade to the best phenom II x4 CPU so would this do? I will not be overcloking with this unless it allows for a mild O/C.

Thanks

P.S. If you want to reccomend another cooler please see if the are on the site above or Paradigm PC in New Zealand.
 
Hello hamiac.

The Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro is a decent cooler, but not worth it imo. I think the stock cooler does better, although being louder.
A relatively small cooler which looks like it would fit on your motherboard would be the Scythe Katana III - relatively quiet, and does the job.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article957-page3.html - at the bottom of the page there is the picture of it being mounted, and it looks like there's a lot of clearance. Apparently it's mounted the same way the stock cooler is - so no worries about any problems installing it.

Here's the link on Ascent:
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=382877

or, the one on Paradigm PCs:
http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA19057

I'd suggest getting it from Paradigm PCs, I bought my EVGA X58 SLI LE off them, quick and free delivery. Have you traded with Ascent before, and are they good?

 

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Thanks for the answers. I bought all the parts for my computer off ascent and were really good to deal with, and very fast delivery. Though paradigm are generally cheaper, but I dont like navigating there site as much as ascent.

I will check out those coolers tonight. I think the hyper is too big because I was also wanting to face the fan upward instead of to the back.

Oh, I was also looking at getting the corsair h?50 small water cooler. I still want too keep my two exaust fans, so was thinking I could mount it on the side vent of my gladiator 600 - It would mean however I would have to remove the radiator to completly reomve the side panel... hmmm :(
 

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I have this one. It's awesome. Definitely reduced my core temps and is great for overclocking. And, it's not expensive!

 

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I have a gladiator 600. I cant fit anything higher than 500mm. The hyper 101 looks ok, but I might go for artic cooling freezer 64 pro. I cant fit anything wider or longer than 100mm either.
 

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I am looking at the Artic cooling freezer 64 pro PWM but also see the freezer 7 pro.
Which is best?

The only difference I can see if that the 7 has a possibly smaller fan that has a 5cmf increase over the 64 but is also louder. Confused?
 


both are superb coolers for dual core CPU's. For tri's and quads you need more heatpipes, or shall I say "real pipes". If you cannot fit anything wider than 100mm then you are stuck because the CPU's fan needs to be at least 120mm.

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you need something like this :

GeminII S

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103046&cm_re=cpu_cooler-_-35-103-046-_-Product

the reason i would opt for something other than the 7 or the 64 is the price, for the same price you can get something much better.
 

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the GeminII S is a bit too big for my mobo.
So basicly I put it down to the arctic cooling freezer 7/64 pro or the corsair h50...

...because I need a cooler that is compact but powerful, the h50 being better, just much more expensive. Keep those factors in mind when recomending any coolers - no higher that 155mm and no wider than 110mm

thanks for you answers
 


Hey buddy just a heads up, I think you are misunderstanding the fact that you do not measure the area of the CPU to get the actual dimensions needed for a CPU cooler, you are stating that you cannot install anything wider than 100m when in fact the cooler's fins will not touch the heatsinks regardless, the fins will be higher than the actual sinks on your board. Here is an example.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/255717-29-sunbeam-asus-m4a79xtd

you can fit a CCF if you wanted ;)

aftermarket "tower" coolers normally interfere with ram slots, not with the actual board heatsinks.

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As you can see in the pic, you will have enough clearance so don't hesitate to get a CCF/212+ or any other tower cooler you have in mind.

 


Come on men, the H50 is a junk in cooling. Now, the GeminII S is 124x118x62, that is less that your max dimension, even the hyper 101 is 83x68x117 that also fit in your case.
 
The OP has to understand that a 212+ or equivalent will not rub on the mobo heatsinks. The NB is the tallest sink on that EVO, so if a Tuniq Extreme fits flush then ANY cooler will fit as well.

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this is by far one of the biggest CPU coolers out.
 

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The thing is my ram is even higher than that, and I measured the distance before it covers my ram slots and that is why it cant be any bigger than 100mm in that direction. Is the hyper 101 any good with only 2 heatpipes (or 4 you could say). I have looked at the reviews of the h50 and when set up correctly it preforms just as good as a good air cooler, and I think it would be well suited to my case.
 

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I currently have two sticks of corsair dominator ram with the heatsink fins on top. Eventually going to fill it all up with them
 

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Hyper 212+ is too high though.Hmmmm

Get back to you later, installing 7 on mew computer and trasfering stuff from this old thing.
 


To high for what??

I have a cooler that is bigger than most and a board that is similar to yours as far as overall dimensions and had 0 problems with the installation. The only way it would interfere with your RAM is if you have all 4 slots occupied. If you are only using 2 sticks you need to move them to the far right and you will be more than fine, trust ME :D

Take a look, maybe this way you will get the idea :

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