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Slightly smaller but still good cpu cooler for fx 8350

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May 18, 2014 9:33:58 AM

I built my own computer a few months ago using the AMD FX 8350. I did not purchase an aftermarket cpu cooler at the time but i think i ought to now. I did a little digging and came across a few articles recommending the Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo. I also heard that it is rather large. I have a atx mid tower that is about 7 inches in width and was wondering if there was any smaller alternatives to that cooler that would still be a quality and sufficient choice. Im really looking for any improvement over the stock cpu cooler i am using now. I am still new to this, so i would appreciate friendly and honest advice on the subject.
Thanks!

P.S. I do not overclock and really only do light/ moderate gaming

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May 18, 2014 9:37:58 AM

I believe the 212 EVO requires ~ 158mm height allowance. Your case documentation should tell you the tallest cooler it will allow. If not, you can probably find the info on the net, or tell me the mae/model of your case and I'll see what I can find.

You may want to look at Noctua low-profile coolers as well.
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May 18, 2014 9:40:06 AM

Thank you for the prompt replies. My case i am using is the RAIDMAX ATX-321WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid.
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May 18, 2014 9:54:40 AM

Saw a customer review on Newegg that said it fit his 212 EVO.
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May 18, 2014 9:56:45 AM

animal said:
I believe the 212 EVO requires ~ 158mm height allowance. Your case documentation should tell you the tallest cooler it will allow. If not, you can probably find the info on the net, or tell me the mae/model of your case and I'll see what I can find.

You may want to look at Noctua low-profile coolers as well.


animal said:
Saw a customer review on Newegg that said it fit his 212 EVO.


Thats all i needed. Thanks again!
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May 18, 2014 10:03:29 AM

Happy to help! :) 
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