Question So Amazon sale is going on and i'm unable to decide on a cooler ?

YuvrajMann

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Cabinet: LIAN LI MESH 2 ARGB
CPU: ATM I5 8400, but soon I'll be getting either a 5600X or 11600K, and I'll be overclocking.


Coolers I have in mind:

Deepcool Assassin 3 91$
Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black 109$
Galahad 240MM Black 110$

NOTE: ASSASSIN 3's price dropped to 91$
 
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Cabinet: LIAN LI MESH 2 ARGB
CPU: ATM I5 8400, but soon I'll be getting either a 5600X or 11600K, and I'll be overclocking.


Coolers I have in mind:

Deepcool Assassin 3 99$
Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black 109$
Galahad 240MM Black 110$
Get the lianLi GALHAD 240MM BLACK 110$ , it's surprisigly decent for what it is, even if the pump mounting being a little annoying to get installed.
 

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1st: Assassin 3, if you can actually fit it.
Lancool 2 has a 176mm max air cooler clearance. The Assassin 3 is 165mm with the fans in the default position, but has a max ram clearance of 31mm.
If your ram is 11mm taller than that, the front fan will either meet the side panel, or you won't be able to close it.

2nd: NH-D15. Same thing with ram clearance as the Assassin 3.

3rd: Galahad 240mm.
 
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1st: Assassin 3, if you can actually fit it.
Lancool 2 has a 176mm max air cooler clearance. The Assassin 3 is 165mm with the fans in the default position, but has a max ram clearance of 31mm.
If your ram is 11mm taller than that, the front fan will either meet the side panel, or you won't be able to close it.

2nd: NH-D15. Same thing with ram clearance as the Assassin 3.

3rd: Galahad 240mm.
ah I can't math, my ram is 45mm tall
 

Phaaze88

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ah I can't math, my ram is 45mm tall
14mm. About 3mm too tall.
Another option is to take the front fan and install it at the back of the 2nd tower. I can't speak for the Assassin 3 - since I don't have one - but for the D15, the fan starts making this audible buzzing around 1000rpm and up.
I believe it's some aerodynamics thing I don't quite understand. The fan blades and motor hub aren't contacting the finstack or anything, so I know it's not that. The anti vibration pads are in use...
The NF-A15 doesn't seem to like being used as a pull fan.
 
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14mm. About 3mm too tall.
Another option is to take the front fan and install it at the back of the 2nd tower. I can't speak for the Assassin 3 - since I don't have one - but for the D15, the fan starts making this audible buzzing around 1000rpm and up.
I believe it's some aerodynamics thing I don't quite understand. The fan blades and motor hub aren't contacting the finstack or anything, so I know it's not that. The anti vibration pads are in use...
The NF-A15 doesn't seem to like being used as a pull fan.
that's a let down because assassin 3 is selling 20$ less compared to GALHAD 240mm, is there any diy way to install 120mm at front instead?
 

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that's a let down because assassin 3 is selling 20$ less compared to GALHAD 240mm, is there any diy way to install 120mm at front instead?
You can do that with the D15; the NF-A15s use the standard 120mm fan spacing.
Again, I can't speak for the Assassin 3.

There's also the highly compatible NH-D15S... but I think the price on the Chromax Black version is too high.
Between D15 and D15 Black, about 10 bucks for a different coat of paint.
Between D15S and D15S Black, that same 10 bucks... could've at least come with a 2nd fan. This does not feel right to me.
 

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