Best cooler to fit Lian Li Q08?

Hi All

As titled; what's the best cooler to fit a Lian Li PC-Q08 case? I believe the headroom is 100mm...and from googling it seems that too much width will block the PCI slot.

Many thanks in advance for any advice.
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  1. - Original HSF support your mobo
    - Scythe SCMN-1100 100mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    - Thermaltake CL-P0220 100mm CPU Cooler
  2. Thanks Henydiah

    My apologies I should have explained that it's to fit LGA1156 processor (i3-540) - also the SCMN-1100 is reported to be 150mm tall...109 x 105 x 150mm.
  3. SCMN-1100 have two version 150mm & 100mm :

    check this site about dimension : http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2125

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185037 (out off stock)
  4. The site says the heatsink dimensions are 109 x 105 x 150 mm and the fan is Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 25mm.

    Also, LGA1156 support isn't listed...
  5. I just put a cheap $17 Masscool cooler on my i5/650 in that PC-Q08R case. It has a copper core and is about twice the height and at least 3x the weight of the all-aluminum stock cooler. I haven't used that machine much lately (some guests are), but I can tell you it was definitely cooler and quieter than the stock.
  6. try use Stock cooler it safe for your CPU!
  7. No, not that one, which is for AMD CPUs.
    It was this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150107
    I'm guessing Newegg won't help much, but at least you'll get the part number.

    Edit: Knowing what motherboard you have might be useful...
  8. Onus said:
    No, not that one, which is for AMD CPUs.
    It was this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150107
    I'm guessing Newegg won't help much, but at least you'll get the part number.

    Edit: Knowing what motherboard you have might be useful...


    It will be a Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 - from searching it appears to be out of a Scythe Samurai ZZ, Ninja Mini or Big Shuriken.

    Any thoughts?
  9. Big Shuriken!

    http://www.scythe.co.jp/cooler/big-shuriken.html

    but must low headspreader RAM!
  10. That's what I thought :)

    Thing is - I'm not a fan of the width so how much better is it over the ZZ or the Mini? If it's only a few degrees I'll go with one of the others.
  11. all comparison HSF in C*
    Scythe Ninja Mini use low fan speed 28.2
    Scythe Samurai use high fan speed 32.1

    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2209&page=4
  12. I don't think a Ninja mini will fit in a PC-Q08 unless perhaps you use a SFX PSU. FSP has a decent one (HardwareSecrets tested it) that comes with a mounting plate so you can put it where a regular ATX PSU would go: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104075
  13. Yeah I was thinking about an SFX PSU but the wattage is too low and the high ones are problematic from what I've read...

    Good link henydiah thanks :)

    Searching the site I came across this:

    Scythe Big Shuriken low 34.6 dB Intel/AMD
    Scythe Big Shuriken high 39.6 dB Intel/AMD

    Scythe Ninja Mini 41.7 dB Intel/AMD

    Not *too* bad for the Mini...I can always replace the fan (it also works great fanless) for a quieter one...my original plan was to replace the Shuriken fan with a Noctua, but I'm wondering if it would be more beneficial to have the Mini because it can blow the air out in 4 directions, whereas the Shuriken only blows it out the top (toward the PSU).

    How about a Ninja Mini (with a quieter fan) blowing the air toward the TOP of the case, out of the case exhaust fan?

    For reference: http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/lianli-pcq08/15.jpg

    If it's all about the Big Shuriken though, I noticed some people have their cooler blowing out air, IN to the PSU intake fan like this: http://members.optushome.com.au/stori/SPCR/Lian-Li1.jpg

    A normal setup has it the other way around like this: http://www.expreview.com/img/review/Lian-li.PC-Q08/img/lianli-q08_09.jpg

    Which is better?
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