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Good, cheap 150mm height 775 cooler?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TRWOV, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. TRWOV

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    I'm using a CM Hyper TX3 with an OCed Q6700 but it just doesn't cut it.

    I'm considering the CM N520 and TT V1 AX. I think the N520 would be better (5 vs 4 pipes) but I really dig the V1 looks.

    Any other options that are >150mm in height?
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    Wouldn't the N520 be better? It has 5 pipes and larger fins. Besides I was looking at tower coolers so that I could point the airflow toward the case exhaust.
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    Take a look at the CM Hyper 212 Evo. It's the better version of the highly loved CM Hyper 212+. Corsair and Xigmatek also have decent tower coolers in the same price range.

    Although the Hyper 212+/Evo, Corsair and Xigmatek units are all around 159mm tall. So you might be in a bit of trouble there... :ohwell:
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    I think that I could put a 155mm in there but it'd be a very tight fit.
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    Hi,

    I don't know your budget for the cpu-cooler, but isn't a Corsair H40 or Antec Kuhler H2O 620 better if you have problems with the height of the heatsink of cpu-coolers. Otherwise, you can try with a low-profile cpu-cooler such as the Xigmatek Cobra.
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    I've looked at the water coolers but the prices are through the roof down here. :( Shops still market them as premium coolers even though there are cheap ones like the Kuhler you suggested; here it goes for the equivalent of 90USD.

    The back exhaust is 92mm so even if I went with water cooler I don't think the radiator would fit well. I don't want to expend a lot, I'm just putting a PC together with some spares I had.

    I guess I'll go for the N520, should be enough. The TX3 works but I don't feel comfortable with 46C at idle.
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