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Best CPU Air Cooler that will not cover RAM.

I want to use air cooler because from what I read it is better than liquid cooling like the h100i etc but I plan to buy a real water cooling kit in thw future. I have red lighting on my ram so I do not want it to be covered. Using intel stock cooler atm. What do you guys suggest that I can OC up to 4.3ghz - 4.5ghz.

My related specs
I5 4670k
Nzxt phantom 410
Crucial ballistix 1866mhz
Gigabyte z87x ud3h
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  1. dency45 said:
    I want to use air cooler because from what I read it is better than liquid cooling like the h100i etc but I plan to buy a real water cooling kit in thw future. I have red lighting on my ram so I do not want it to be covered. Using intel stock cooler atm. What do you guys suggest that I can OC up to 4.3ghz - 4.5ghz.

    My related specs
    I5 4670k
    Nzxt phantom 410
    Crucial ballistix 1866mhz


    The CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ EVO is a great choice and not pricey at all. As far as covering your ram it really shouldn't unless you got with a push pull and have 2 fans. It also depends on the height of the rams heatsinks.
  2. The height of the ram is not necessary because i do not want it to be covered. Can the 212 habdle the 4.5ghz?
  3. how about ENERMAX ETS-T40-TB?
  4. If you want a cheap option it is already given,

    Bean007 said:

    The CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ EVO is a great choice and not pricey at all.


    Otherwise what is your max. budget?
  5. I am having a hard time finding Hyper 212 in local stores.
    My budget is around $50 for air cooler, i can increase it if it will meet my needs (OC up to 4.5ghz and will not block my RAM).
  6. Do those local stores have sites?
    Post them here and someone might take a look.
  7. dency45 said:
    I want to use air cooler because from what I read it is better than liquid cooling like the h100i h

    That isn't entirely true.It's about price compared to performance and lot's of times an air cooler half the price of a water cooler get's the same results.The h100i is one of the best coolers there is.

    A list that fits what you want imo,

    http://pcx.com.ph/thermaltake-water-2-0-performer.html
    http://pcx.com.ph/thermaltake-water-2-0-pro.html
    http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=28495079
    http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=28504109
    aircoolers are about the same price and performance.
    http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=28504016
    http://pcx.com.ph/thermaltake-nic-c4.html
    these two aren't pwm controlled,but by a fancontroller which means you have to adjust speed manually which can be annoying.
  8. Thank you for the reply. After reading reviews the enermax is a hyper 212 killer.
    I read that water cooling closed loop has an early lifespan.
  9. Best answer
    A review about the enermax,,
    http://www.legitreviews.com/enermax-ets-t40-h-d-t-tower-cpu-cooler-review_1690/4
    on this page pictures that show it hangs over the ram which you don't want.
    You might think this is a different type,but only the fan used is different.
  10. The motherboard is different too. The rams are above the cpu.
  11. If you like it,buy it.
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