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Cooler for G.Skill PI PC3-12800 on Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R

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Last response: in Overclocking
December 24, 2010 8:32:28 AM

I'm looking for a good cooler to go into the build I'm buying. Initially I wanted to use a NH-D14 but since I might be buying the G.Skill PI Series memory cards I don't think I'll be able to mount these on the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (case: Corsair Graphite 600T). I was thinking of changing to the NH-U12P SE2 that seems to cool very nicely and does little noise.

Would the NH-U12P SE2 fit in this config?
If not which cooler do you advise me to get?
Or should I look for a new set of memory cards?

Thanks in advance and sorry for my English.

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a c 171 K Overclocking
December 24, 2010 10:52:57 AM

The conclusions here are drawn form a database of testing on 100+ coolers. From a price / performance standpoint, the Scythe 2100 is hard to beat.

But the tall heat sinks on those GSkill's are one reason I avoid them, the other is that cheaper / better options available.

These are $15 cheaper and low profile.

Other choices:
a b K Overclocking
December 26, 2010 6:33:46 PM

There's no reason to spend that much in ram.You should look for 1600mhz cas 8/7,non heatsink ram.The Dominators for example are the same price as corsair XMS3 12GB in my country.More GB will generally prove more useful than lower timings or extra mhz.With lots of free RAM yu can make ramdisks to load stuff onto which will make loading times in games or pagefile read writes ultra fast.
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