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Replacement for Sythe Shuriken

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March 3, 2012 10:01:11 AM

Hello,

I'm looking for a replacement for my Sythe Shuriken heatsink because I'm not very happy with the temps (~70 degrees full load)

I've got a mini-ITX system with the following spec's:

Case: SilverStone GS05
cpu: i5 760
Mainboard: Gigabyte H55NUSB3
gpu: Palit GTX 460 Sonic
psu: SilverStone SST-ST45SF (450W)
4gb of low profile RAM

I still must be able to use the pci-e slot and ofcourse both RAM slots, but I don't think that will be a problem because the RAM modules are very low profile and barely stick out of the

So far I found few options:

Prolimatech Samuel 17 (fits for sure)
Thermalright AXP-140 (fits but backplate can't be used)
Sythe Big Shuriken (not sure if this blocks the pci-e slot, can anyone confirm this?)

Are there any better options? and if not which of these would be the best to go with?

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March 3, 2012 8:17:15 PM

The Samuel seems like the best option to me. I will be using it in the Lian-Li's PC-Q11 case with an inverted fan.
The Big Shuriken rev. B is cheaper though and it won't won't block the PCI-E slots or the RAM ones.
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March 4, 2012 2:29:50 AM

Thermalright AXP-140 RT or MST-140.
http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data...
http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data...
Thermalright AXP-140 is discontinued = the RT is the replacement.
The MST and RT have 40.2mm ram clearance and superior cooling performance.
The Samuel is not a very good cooler and only has 27mm ram height clearance.
The Scythe is quiet(so are Thermalright) but also not a very good cooler.
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March 4, 2012 10:22:06 AM

What's the difference between the MST and the APX?
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March 4, 2012 4:04:51 PM

The NH-L12 is not going to fit.
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March 5, 2012 2:48:05 AM

wouterk said:
What's the difference between the MST and the APX?

The RT is superior and the flagship htpc cooler.
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March 5, 2012 7:09:05 AM

I can't seem to find the Thermalright APX-140 RT, is it a fearly new product? How much does it differ from the APX-140?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
March 6, 2012 2:01:35 AM

wouterk said:
I can't seem to find the Thermalright APX-140 RT, is it a fearly new product? How much does it differ from the APX-140?

Dude! i gave you Thermalright's website link = contains all the possible info needed,including where to buy!
The RT replaced the previous version = universal retention hardware = that's the difference.
Support intel Socket 775 / 1366 / 1156 and AMD Socket AM2 / AM3
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March 6, 2012 3:42:45 AM

Let me rephrase: I can't seem to find the APX-140-RT in any of the (web)shops in my country, hence my question. Thanks for the clarification :) 
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March 7, 2012 3:56:44 AM

wouterk said:
Let me rephrase: I can't seem to find the APX-140-RT in any of the (web)shops in my country, hence my question. Thanks for the clarification :) 

What country?
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March 7, 2012 5:53:23 AM

davcon said:
What country?


The Netherlands
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March 15, 2012 4:53:17 AM

wouterk said:
The NH-L12 is not going to fit.


have you tested? do you mean it doesnt fit with both fans or it doesnt fit even with only the 92mm fan?
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March 15, 2012 6:58:35 AM

gaig said:
have you tested? do you mean it doesnt fit with both fans or it doesnt fit even with only the 92mm fan?
I haven't tested it. It will fit in height in single-fan configuration, but i'm not sure if it will block the pci-e slot or not.
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March 17, 2012 4:13:35 AM

davcon said:
The Noctua is too tall.
Scroll.
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=faqs&step=2&products...


with only one fan (which is more than enough for a i3 setup) the height is 66mm. The clearance that sg05 needs, I think it is 82mm. So, height is ok. But I am concerned about what wouterk said.. whether it will block the pcie slot.
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