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Cooler for I7 920 on an ASUS P6T

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a b K Overclocking
February 3, 2011 10:32:19 AM

I am looking for a cooler that doesn't cover one of the slots on my Asus P6T (Not Deluxe) as all the slots are populated. The Patriot Viper RAM has a very robust heatshield that takes some extra room between the CPU and the mobo slots.


The build is the following:

ASUS P6T
CPU I7 920
GPU Sapphire Radeon 5870
Patriot Viper XMP 12GB 1600 MHz (@1333Mhz)
HD WD 1TB Sata II
DVD Pionner Dual Layer
PSU Corsair 850W
ASUS Vento TA-M11
AOC 42" H428Pw + LG W2353V 23
UPS of 1200VA
Windows 7 64 bits

Thank you for you help!

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a b K Overclocking
February 3, 2011 11:21:14 AM

A top cooler which has the highest ground clearance is the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme which has a 43mm clearance to its first heatsink fin... See this page for its clearance on a 1366 board with Gskill Ripjaws (which have prominent heatsinks)... the heatsink lists the P6T mobo in its compatibility list too...

http://www.clunk.org.uk/reviews/tuniq-tower-120-extreme...

http://www.tuniq.com.tw/Cooler_Info/Tower-120-Extreme-C...


measure the height of the RAM from the base to the top of the memory heatsink... its its 40mm or less then it shouldn't be a problem for this cooler...
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a b K Overclocking
February 3, 2011 6:53:52 PM

@ abully -- Thank you for the tip, however it has more than 40mm.
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a b K Overclocking
February 5, 2011 5:55:20 PM

davcon said:
You should be fine if it's Sector 5 ram it's 42mm tall.
Which is by no means excessively tall compared to other kits.
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu...
Here's some popular coolers that also fit your mobo.
Base height clearance is most important.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...


Thank you Davcon!

I might get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, as I am not planing to overclock it, so it should do the job.
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a c 241 K Overclocking
February 6, 2011 9:53:01 AM

Not overclock use stock cooler is fine and safelly . You have more space for air flow.
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February 6, 2011 2:51:32 PM

3 x 4Gb or 6 x 2 GB ?

If the former, you should be able to use any of the top coolers as most will overhang only the 1st (and thereby unused in a 3 module set) slot.

Aslo keep in mind case width as case door fans are the other dimension to worry about. Here's a listing of the top 20-ish coolers with their heights.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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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)

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a b K Overclocking
February 7, 2011 11:00:50 AM

henydiah said:
Not overclock use stock cooler is fine and safelly . You have more space for air flow.



As I wrote in the other post, the temperatures at my location are quite high. The summer has just begun with temps ranging from 30C (Fahrenheit 86) to 38C (Fahrenheit 100). Actually the temps are like that for the most of the year. So the stock cooler might not be enough.
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February 7, 2011 11:04:17 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
3 x 4Gb or 6 x 2 GB ?

If the former, you should be able to use any of the top coolers as most will overhang only the 1st (and thereby unused in a 3 module set) slot.

Aslo keep in mind case width as case door fans are the other dimension to worry about.
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They are 6 x 2 GB, as I said above the slots are all populated. I am also getting new case plenty of space, no worries about case width.
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a b K Overclocking
February 17, 2011 12:07:39 AM

Best answer selected by jemm.
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