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September 29, 2013 11:59:48 AM

Hi,

So I just built a new PC for the first time in years, and I'm not sure what the best heat sink for my PC will be.

I've already done some research and it seems that the Noctua NH-D14 is widely regarded to be the best cooler. The only issue is I think it is too large because of the size of my RAM. Looking for any recommendations on what will actually fit with this RAM, and keep the processor as cool as possible (and not too loud).

Here is a pic of how close the RAM and CPU are on my motherboard.



Any and all help is appreciated!! Thanks a bunch.

My specs are:

NZXT Phantom Black Case

AMD FX 8350 (Stock cooler, stock GHZ)

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB TLC SSD

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Graphics Cards FX-797G-TDFC

PC Power & Cooling 850W Silencer MK III Series


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September 29, 2013 12:05:43 PM

Jordan Koller said:
Hi,

So I just built a new PC for the first time in years, and I'm not sure what the best heat sink for my PC will be.

I've already done some research and it seems that the Noctua NH-D14 is widely regarded to be the best cooler. The only issue is I think it is too large because of the size of my RAM. Looking for any recommendations on what will actually fit with this RAM, and keep the processor as cool as possible (and not too loud).

Here is a pic of how close the RAM and CPU are on my motherboard.



Any and all help is appreciated!! Thanks a bunch.

My specs are:

NZXT Phantom Black Case

AMD FX 8350 (Stock cooler, stock GHZ)

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB TLC SSD

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Graphics Cards FX-797G-TDFC

PC Power & Cooling 850W Silencer MK III Series




$20 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
$30 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
$55 Corsair H60
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September 29, 2013 12:06:21 PM

I personally like the cooler master hyper 212+. it should fit fine with your set up and is a very good cooler. I don't know where the article is but it got good review from toms hardware round up for under $50.
here is a link to the product.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or there is the new evo version
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September 29, 2013 7:59:34 PM

Thank you for the quick responses! Unfortunately according to Noctua's website the cooler will NOT fit with my RAM setup. Sucks, because that thing is a monster and I really wanted it! After reading reviews I'm going to go with the cooler master EVO because of price and it seems to be working well for everyone (Over 7.9k reviews on Newegg and the majority are 5 stars, they must be doing something right!)
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