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Need a SILENT yet powerful low profile heatsink/fan

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August 3, 2012 7:41:00 PM

I need a recomendation for a low profile heatsink/fan. It has to be no noise. Im building a computer on a moneual 320s case, and Im putting a i7-3770S on it, links below:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only cooling for the case are 3x 40mm fans in the rear, wich I already got and are 6CFM


So questions, is the intel stock cooler silent? If not, I can most defently get a Coolink 120mm fan, wich I happen to own and I know its silent. Bould would the heatsink be enough, or do I need to get a better one?

a b K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 8:04:36 PM

Noctua NH-C12P SE14 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NH-C12P SE14 Quiet CPU Cooler Features:
NF-P14 (140mm) premium fan, Low profile, 6 Heatpipes for the optimum in quiet cooling performance.

Noise Level
Acoustical Noise: 19,6 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.: 13,2 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.: 10,1 dB(A)


Heatsink Dimensions
152 x 140 x 114mm x 25mm Fan
Weight
730g
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a c 150 K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 9:18:51 PM

nikorr said:
Noctua NH-C12P SE14 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NH-C12P SE14 Quiet CPU Cooler Features:
NF-P14 (140mm) premium fan, Low profile, 6 Heatpipes for the optimum in quiet cooling performance.

Noise Level
Acoustical Noise: 19,6 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.: 13,2 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.: 10,1 dB(A)


Heatsink Dimensions
152 x 140 x 114mm x 25mm Fan
Weight
730g
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/35-608-019-Z02?$S300W$
http://www.acousticpc.com/images/a_noctua_nh-c12p_se14_quiet_cpu_cooler.jpg

It's too tall, his case is only 104mm tall! :ouch: 
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a b K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 9:33:20 PM

All right, I see now : )
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August 3, 2012 10:02:33 PM

nikorr said:
All right, I see now : )



Thanks for the recommendation, but as stated, it has to be really low profile. I only need to find that great awesome heatsink. I can replace any fan myself for one of my choosing.
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a b K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 10:07:12 PM

I didn't check the height, just assumed : )

And assumption is mother of all screw ups : )

Thank god for amuffin, you know,

he's just walking around ... Non Stop :D 
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a c 150 K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 10:48:45 PM

He's the muffin king ;) 
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a b K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 10:51:03 PM

See, he is still around : )
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a b K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 11:05:06 PM

What about this one?

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/noct...

HEATSINK SPECSHEET
Manufacturer: Noctua
Model No.: NH-L12
Materials: Nickel plated aluminum fins, copper heatpipes, copper/aluminum base.
Fan Mfg: (a) Noctua NF-F12, (b) Noctua NF-B9
Fan Spec: (a) 1500-1200RPM, 12V, 0.05A
(b) 1600-1300RPM, 12V, 0.08A

Fan Dim: (a) 25x120x120mm
(b) 25x92x92mm

Heatsink & Fan Dim: (a)93x128x148mm,
(b)66x128x148mm
Weight: 680 grams
Includes: Multi-socket mounting hardware, thermal compound, fan speed adaptors, fan clips, screwdriver, instructions
Compatible with Sockets:
AMD: FM1/AM2/AM2+/AM3
Intel: LGA72011/1366/1155/1156/775



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a c 150 K Overclocking
August 4, 2012 4:40:47 AM

That will work, you'll just have to remove the 120mm up top^^
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August 4, 2012 5:05:53 AM

nikorr said:
What about this one?

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review



Im afraid 93cm still wont be enough. I just realized that 104mm is the height of the case, with foot. The internals are the exact height of a Power Supply Unit, wich is 86mm. Moreover, add some cm for the mobo and screws, Im gonna bet we have 75cm to work with. Im thinking of those:

http://www.quietpc.com/products/cpucoolers/shuriken-big...
http://www.quietpc.com/products/lga1156-coolers/shurike...
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a c 150 K Overclocking
August 4, 2012 5:33:19 AM

It's 66mm without the top fan.
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a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2012 10:04:53 AM

BTW, do u have that case already?

Little taller one would be great here, since that CPU gets warm.
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August 4, 2012 12:55:36 PM

nikorr said:
BTW, do u have that case already?

Little taller one would be great here, since that CPU gets warm.



Yes, the case was my first choice. I want to build the PC around it. I was waiting for a release of a 45W HD 4000 CPU, but Intel aparently is no longer producing one. The only HD 4000 chip at newegg currently is a 65W version.

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