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August 8, 2012 6:53:37 PM

I am looking for a low profile heatsink and fan that works with the L1155 chipset. To see the demensions I am working with, the case can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . I do not plan on overclocking immediately but would like the ability once I determine how the air flow works with the parts I am putting into it. My build goes as follows:

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GAR

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-64G 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer BDR-207DBKS

ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52310

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2012 7:08:52 PM

with that CPU your not going to be overclocking at all :) 

you will have to go with the 2500k to overclock
August 8, 2012 7:15:17 PM

I dont really need to overclock for what I am doing. All I am concerned with is if the stock heatsink is acceptable with the limited air flow I will have in teh case I am using. And if its not then what low profile fan is best?
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a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2012 7:32:45 PM

aure1ius said:
I dont really need to overclock for what I am doing. All I am concerned with is if the stock heatsink is acceptable with the limited air flow I will have in teh case I am using. And if its not then what low profile fan is best?

its always better to use an aftermarket cooler.
August 8, 2012 7:34:15 PM

muhammadbinmehroze said:
1-First of all, u can not over clock Intel Core i5-2310...

2-the casing u have selected is not good. . check out these :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3-For heat sink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


cheers!



This is an HTPC build. That type of case is required for its going into a TV stand. If it was a standard build I wouldnt have questions about the fan. Since I have minimal space (height) is why I am asking for advice on low profile heatsinks and fans. I yes I understand that this certain processor cant be overclocked.
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2012 7:43:11 PM

if your not overclocking, there is no point to an aftermarket cooler, it is complete overkill

i would tone back to a 450-500W psu as well
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2012 7:43:18 PM

aure1ius said:
This is an HTPC build. That type of case is required for its going into a TV stand. If it was a standard build I wouldnt have questions about the fan. Since I have minimal space (height) is why I am asking for advice on low profile heatsinks and fans. I yes I understand that this certain processor cant be overclocked.

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus will easily fit into you case as your case's height is 6.6'' while the hyper 212+ is only 6.2" . .
please check out this link below:

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

and for the fan:

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

total cost : 39~40 dollars

And free shipment :) 

cheers!
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2012 8:05:51 PM

muhammadbinmehroze said:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus will easily fit into you case as your case's height is 6.6'' while the hyper 212+ is only 6.2" . .

Nope. Some of that space is under the mobo tray. From the 120mm fan on the side and the way the PSU mounts, I would NOT expect a 120mm cooler to fit.
I would suggest either a 92mm cooler or a "flower" style cooler. The former is likely to provide better cooling, but may whine. The latter may not cool as well, but this system won't be OC'ed, and that style of cooler is often near-silent. Xigmatek makes some excellent 92mm coolers (Rosewill has some too), and Zalman makes some very good "flower" style coolers; I had one on my ancient 3800+ and could never hear it.

It does appear that at least some gaming is intended with this machine, based on the GPU selection. If not, you can use something that runs cooler, quieter, and uses less power, like a HD7750. That would also allow you to use a much smaller PSU, such as a 380W Antec Earthwatts or 430W Corsair Builder.

a b K Overclocking
August 9, 2012 10:22:26 AM

Onus said:
Nope. Some of that space is under the mobo tray. From the 120mm fan on the side and the way the PSU mounts, I would NOT expect a 120mm cooler to fit.
I would suggest either a 92mm cooler or a "flower" style cooler. The former is likely to provide better cooling, but may whine. The latter may not cool as well, but this system won't be OC'ed, and that style of cooler is often near-silent. Xigmatek makes some excellent 92mm coolers (Rosewill has some too), and Zalman makes some very good "flower" style coolers; I had one on my ancient 3800+ and could never hear it.

It does appear that at least some gaming is intended with this machine, based on the GPU selection. If not, you can use something that runs cooler, quieter, and uses less power, like a HD7750. That would also allow you to use a much smaller PSU, such as a 380W Antec Earthwatts or 430W Corsair Builder.

The space under the mobo tray is few "mm". . while the difference between the heights of the cooler and the case is about 1 cm. . so YES, the cooler will easily fit into the casing mentioned..

a b K Overclocking
August 9, 2012 8:25:42 PM

i agree with jtt283 in this case, the hyper n520 is still a good cooler
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