Anyone have any suggestions? Hope fully not too expensive either. This will be going on an asrock extreme4 but in a haf 22, so height is no problem. One day I do want to try oc'ing, but as of now I still have no experience.
Guys, no killer price tags please. A 200$ cooler will be rejected immediately =p
Another vote for a Corsair H60/H80?H100 !!
I just built my new rig in a CoolerMaster Storm Trooper case. An Asus P8Z77V mobo with an 3770K cpu cooled with A Corsiar H100 with the supplied fans in a push config at the top of my case. Psu sucks fresh air from bottom and blows out back, Hard drives suck left blow right, rear 140mm blows out back. Gpu (EVGA 670 FTW) blows out back. Not currently overclocked, all case fans on low speed , H100 set to medium all is QUIET, Room temp is 76 F. cpu and mobo temps 30/31 C at idle and @ 38 C after 3 hours of COD and L4D2 With all video options maxed out. Gpu barely breaks a sweat too.
Have built 8 other rigs for myself and others all with various high efficiency fan cooled heat piped finned dust clogging case hogging motherboard bending cpu crushing monster coolers. Am glad to be rid of em ! I can actually see my mobo and all its headers and slots and sockets. I can clean my guts easily and actually work on stuff with two hands in my case.
They all were good coolers that worked well but I will not miss them !
My H100 was @104.00 delivered to my door. You can buy one of those finned hogs for less than half that and some of them will equal or nearly equal the H100 with two fans on med with push only. My H100 install was my easiest cpu cooler install ever.