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Best CPU Air Cooler that will not cover RAM.

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January 6, 2014 12:07:32 AM

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.

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I5 4670k
Nzxt phantom 410
Crucial ballistix 1866mhz
Gigabyte z87x ud3h
January 6, 2014 12:11:13 AM

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.

January 6, 2014 12:40:09 AM

The height of the ram is not necessary because i do not want it to be covered. Can the 212 habdle the 4.5ghz?
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January 6, 2014 3:59:52 AM

how about ENERMAX ETS-T40-TB?
January 6, 2014 4:50:53 AM

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?

January 6, 2014 5:03:55 AM

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).
January 6, 2014 5:06:33 AM

Do those local stores have sites?
Post them here and someone might take a look.
January 6, 2014 6:20:38 AM

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.
January 6, 2014 6:28:14 AM

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.

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January 6, 2014 6:36:35 AM
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A review about the enermax,,
http://www.legitreviews.com/enermax-ets-t40-h-d-t-tower...
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.
January 6, 2014 8:20:12 AM

The motherboard is different too. The rams are above the cpu.
January 6, 2014 11:43:37 AM

If you like it,buy it.
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