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GA-EX58-EXTREME i7 OC Cooler that fits

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March 23, 2011 11:29:54 AM

I have an Antec Skeleton case so i am limited as of height (11,5 cm or 4,5 inch MAX) and i also noticed the heatsink from the MB chip might also interfere.

What do you guys use or recommend? I have to return the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus i bought because it is too tall.

I was recommended an Scythe Big Shuriken (SCBSK-1000) but im worried it won`t fit or touch the heatsink.

There will be some OC-ing going on but no messing with the voltages, the CPU is an i7 2,8 ghz .
Budget is around the Scythe price, so around 50$ or 35euros

Any advice is appreciated (willing to measure for space)
March 23, 2011 12:44:15 PM

Scythe Big Shuriken is out (hits the chipset heatsink)

Prolimatech Samuel 17 and Silverstone Nitrogon SST-NT06-E seem to fit.

so the boundaries should be no greater than:
height 11,5 cm or 4,5 inch
width 13,5 or 5,3 inch (already touches)

But is the cooler heatsink starts from 4,5cm (1,8 inch) above the cpu, then the with doesnt matter because it is higher than the chipset heatsink so just the height limit counts.

What do you guys think? What should i do?
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March 23, 2011 9:50:53 PM

Thank you saint, using your reviews and question center for a while but never needed so specialised targeted help and i tought tis would be the best place to ask but it seems no big luck yet

Sadly that one is not available in my country but the ones above are, and this one also: Scythe Shuriken rev. B

So my choices until now are:

Prolimatech Samuel 17
Scythe Shuriken rev. B
Silverstone Nitrogon


Witch one should i buy?
a c 291 K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 3:47:28 AM

infinityguy said:
Thank you saint, using your reviews and question center for a while but never needed so specialised targeted help and i tought tis would be the best place to ask but it seems no big luck yet

Sadly that one is not available in my country but the ones above are, and this one also: Scythe Shuriken rev. B

So my choices until now are:

Prolimatech Samuel 17
Scythe Shuriken rev. B
Silverstone Nitrogon


Witch one should i buy?


You can find here: http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm here are a lot of recommended cooler according to size.

If those are your only options, I'd go with the Scythe Shuriken Rev. B
March 24, 2011 9:32:29 AM

saint19 said:
You can find here: http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm here are a lot of recommended cooler according to size.

If those are your only options, I'd go with the Scythe Shuriken Rev. B


I will check the prices and check what fits and will come back to you. Here where i live everybody advice is against shuriken and for Samuel but i only presented the choices above
a c 291 K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 11:44:36 AM

btw, where are your from?
March 24, 2011 3:12:52 PM

The town of Timisoara in Romania (it is a beautiful city in western Romania where a mix of religions, nationalities and races live among each other with no problems. It is the city where the Romanian anti communist revolution started. :) 
a c 291 K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 3:18:26 PM

Sounds like a great place to live ;) 
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