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Air cooler for Thermaltake V3 BE

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January 15, 2011 11:51:30 PM

Hi lads,

looking for an air cooler to use in my Thermaltake V3 Black Edition case with my amd 560 Black edition cpu.

The plan is to try unlock the cpu and also hope to overclock it.

Anyone any ideas what the best cooler would be? would prefer not to spend any more than 35 pound but if you think something more expensive would suit better, please mention it.

Thanks for all input on this,

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January 16, 2011 12:08:53 AM

Hi dewire and welcome to Tom's forum.

A very good option that fit in your case is the CM Hyper 212+, but if you want something better Titan Fenrir is very good too.
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January 16, 2011 7:56:34 AM

the case is 190mm wide... should be able to take coolers upto 160mm easily without the side fan on top of the cpu... hyper 212+ should do the job but i remember a couple of posters earlier complaining that they couldn't close the case properly because of the heatpipes touching the side... the official site also lists the max height of the cooler to be not more than 137mm in height (but thats with the side fan installed so thats an extra 25mm to be added if no side fan)...
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January 16, 2011 4:29:50 PM

137 mm will lock out a lot of the better coolers:

Top Performers

* Prolimatech Megahalems (159mm)
* Thermalright Venomous-X RT (160mm)
* Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG-2100 (159mm)
* ProlimaTech Super Mega (159mm)
* Cogage Arrow (160mm)
* ProlimaTech Armageddon (160mm)
* Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme (161mm)
* Cogage TRUE Spirit (164mm)
* Xigmatek Balder SD1283 (160mm)
* SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA4 (153mm)
* Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ (156mm)

Highly Recommended

* Noctua NH-D14 (158mm)
* Zalman CNPS10X-Performa (152mm)
* Coolink Corator-DS Heatsink (155mm)
* CoolAge CA-X120TF Wind Tunnel (155mm)
* Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme (151mm)
* Thermolab BARAM (160mm)
* Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384 (160mm)
* Scythe Yasya SCYS-1000 Cooler (159mm)
* Noctua NH-U12P (158mm)
* Cooler Master V6 GT Heatsink (165mm)
* Thermaltake Contac-29 CLP0568 (160mm)
* Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet (160mm)

Every one of those is taller than your 137mm allowable dimension.

The hyper 212 has slipped outta benchmarkreviews Top 23 but it's also 159mm high

Looking at low profile cooler, ya might look at the Prolimatech Samuel 17

which is only 45mm high and costs 35.20 pounds:

here , it's 35.90 incl VAT