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December 22, 2010 1:53:26 PM

hi guys Im looking into a CPU cooler which I will be getting for my older build, problem is I have a relatively small case it is a gigabyte x9 what is the absolute best CPU cooler that will fit in that case?

I have an i5 760

4gb transcend jetram

585 watt gigabyte odin PSU

msi gtx 460 cyclone

gigabyte p55a ud4p motherboard

thanks

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December 22, 2010 5:55:05 PM

Well i dont really know abt the case, but a hyper 212+ does great price/perf..
December 22, 2010 6:56:35 PM

exhail said:
hi guys Im looking into a CPU cooler which I will be getting for my older build, problem is I have a relatively small case it is a gigabyte x9 what is the absolute best CPU cooler that will fit in that case?

I have an i5 760

4gb transcend jetram

585 watt gigabyte odin PSU

msi gtx 460 cyclone

gigabyte p55a ud4p motherboard

thanks


How much clearance do you have in the case?? I would suggest you measure it as the 212+ is fairly large cooler.. To find the right cooler it's important to know ram clearance, side panel clearance. Check this thread

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258023-29-installing-cooler-master-hyper
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December 23, 2010 7:46:11 AM

the case is 185mm wide... take away 20-25mm for mobo and cpu clearance and you are left with roughly 160mm for the heatsink... just tight enough room for the hyper 212+... you can't install the side fan...

Just get the front 120mm fan installed but leave the rear fan slot empty... face the hyper 212+ fan to blow towards the rear fan slot as an exhaust... that should take care of air flow in the case...
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