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Need help with finding a cpu cooler for a small tower case...

Case: cooltek x1

I know a lot of you guys is going to advice me to buy a better case but I'm not going to spend more money on a case when this one is not used at the moment.

I think the height from the motherboard to the side plate must be around 14.6 cm or 146mm till you hit the metal of the case. I'm not 100% about the height I had not a good tool to take measurements.

I'm searching for a nice cpu cooler that isn't priced over 30 euro that is not to loud and can keep the temperatures down of a amd fx-8320 maybe even a bit oc'd.

Thanks for helping.
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  1. Because the case dimension is only 180mm width, the case may not fit the 120mm fan cooler like the hyper212evo, which is 160mm high.
    So you either get the 92mm size Hyper TX3 Evo or the low profile one like 100mm SILENX EFZ-100HA2 CPU Cooler.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005HIRDUA/?tag=pcp0f-21
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005Z1QHA6/?tag=pcp0f-21

    Or you can find the good deal from http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
  2. Get the Hyper TX3 Evo. It is a decent cooler for a small tower case and is cheap and will definitely keep the temperatures down.
  3. sora said:
    Get the Hyper TX3 Evo. It is a decent cooler for a small tower case and is cheap and will definitely keep the temperatures down.


    I was thinking about this one aswell but are you sure it don't hit the side plate of the case?

    Also is it possible to oc a bit with this cooler? like 3.5ghz to 4ghz?


    Also which one is better the CM TX3 or this scythe big shuriken 2 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scythe-Shuriken-Cooler-Supported-Sockets/dp/B0069CQ7BE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398325521&sr=8-1&keywords=Scythe+Big+Shuriken+2+Rev.+B ?

    In terms of keeping the temperatures low.
  4. 1) TX3evo is 100% fit because it is only 136mm. http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/
    2) scythe big shuriken 2 is better than TX3evo, for the TDP125w intel cpu, but it should be as same as AMD.
    http://us.hardware.info/reviews/3960/7/33-cpu-cooler-group-test-cool-quiet-and-both-test-results-socket-1155-125-watts
    3) I am not sure what MB you have, if you have ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ then you will get the 3.5-4ghz. If you have the MSI brand MB, I think it will be the question mark.

    I will get the scythe big shuriken 2.
  5. cin19 said:
    1) TX3evo is 100% fit because it is only 136mm. http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3-evo/
    2) scythe big shuriken 2 is better than TX3evo, for the TDP125w intel cpu, but it should be as same as AMD.
    http://us.hardware.info/reviews/3960/7/33-cpu-cooler-group-test-cool-quiet-and-both-test-results-socket-1155-125-watts
    3) I am not sure what MB you have, if you have ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ then you will get the 3.5-4ghz. If you have the MSI brand MB, I think it will be the question mark.

    I will get the scythe big shuriken 2.


    The mb: gigabyte ga-990XA-ud3

    hmm I found a test were it looks like the cm TX3evo does a better job at cooling with high voltages and oc'd.

    http://www.behardware.com/art/imprimer/824/

    I think I'm going for the TX3evo
  6. Best answer
    Please be aware of the scythe big shuriken and scythe big shuriken 2. The one you found in the review has the 4 heatpipes, which is the scythe big shuriken. The one in my link is the version 2, which has five heatpipes. That is why scythe big shuriken 2 is better than the tx3evo.
    But tx3 will be ok too.
    scythe big shuriken http://content.hwigroup.net/images/news/Scythe_Big_Shuriken-003.jpg
    scythe big shuriken 2 http://www.quietpc.com/images/products/shuriken-big-2-large.jpg
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