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April 2, 2011 9:22:30 AM

Did a bit search and here are the coolers that fit my price range and are available with a resonable price here (in Turkey):

XIGMATEK HDT-S963 - LGA775/1156 & AMD AM2
XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 - LGA775/1156/1366 & AM2/AM2+/AM3
XIGMATEK RED SCORPION S1283 - LGA775 & AM2
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - LGA 775/1156 & AM2 / AM3
Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 92mm - LGA775 & AM2

I have intentionally wrote the cpu compatiblity in case of any future change of my cpu. I already know there are way better coolers around, however they are not either available here or much pricey (CM Hyper 212 plus is twice as expensive as the ones I wrote above for example). I am looking for a good performer, silence is not so important because I have headphones almost always when am in front of thecomputer. So if you were to choose one of these which one would you choose?

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April 2, 2011 1:38:04 PM

XIGMATEK RED SCORPION S1283 - LGA775 & AM2
Larger mass and 120mm fan.
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April 2, 2011 3:05:45 PM

Should have taken XIGMATEK RED SCORPION S1283 out of the list just checked and its dimensions are too big (160 mm height) for my mid-atx ta-951 :(  Yet others have 92 mm fan and lower profile.
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April 3, 2011 7:16:07 AM

mtolgae said:
Should have taken XIGMATEK RED SCORPION S1283 out of the list just checked and its dimensions are too big (160 mm height) for my mid-atx ta-951 :(  Yet others have 92 mm fan and lower profile.

Is your case 190mm wide ? = 7.4"
A few 120mm coolers should fit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
Good 92mm coolers.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 is very good.
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April 3, 2011 8:22:14 AM

Thanks for the reply.

The problem is from the cpu's base to the side of my case is only 5.9 inch (150 mm). I used a ruler to be sure. I couldn't buy a 120 mm one just because of 0.3 inch (10 mm). I checked almost all of the 120 mm coolers available for me and all of them were more than my 150 mm with their heat pipes. Something like 120 mm (fan) and 40 mm (heatpipes).

So, although what I wanted was a 120 mm Xigmateg Gaia, I had to go for a XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. Just bought one with an extra 120 mm Xigmatek XLF-F1253 case fan to place in front of the case. I hope it they will work enough to cool my cpu.

Thanks.
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April 3, 2011 1:49:19 PM

mtolgae said:
Thanks for the reply.

The problem is from the cpu's base to the side of my case is only 5.9 inch (150 mm). I used a ruler to be sure. I couldn't buy a 120 mm one just because of 0.3 inch (10 mm). I checked almost all of the 120 mm coolers available for me and all of them were more than my 150 mm with their heat pipes. Something like 120 mm (fan) and 40 mm (heatpipes).

So, although what I wanted was a 120 mm Xigmateg Gaia, I had to go for a XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. Just bought one with an extra 120 mm Xigmatek XLF-F1253 case fan to place in front of the case. I hope it they will work enough to cool my cpu.

Thanks.

You should be ok!
Make sure you case has good airflow = optimize fan placement or add fans in front for intake
Ideally you want front intakes = whatever size your case accepts
120mm rear exhaust.
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April 3, 2011 2:13:48 PM

I already had a 120mm rear (glacialtech) exhaust and a 92 mm (thermaltake) intake A few minutes ago took the TT to side and added a 80mm fan that I had. It changed an incredible -5 C. Now it is 45 C idle (ofc it is still high) not 50 C with my stock cpu fan. When I get 120 mm Xigmatek XLF-F1253 I will place it to front intake.
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