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Please suggest a premium low-profile CPU cooler

Hi all.

I will be getting a Cooler Master Elite 120 & i7-3770 - and Asus P8H77-I.
So please suggest a good CPU cooler that can fit in a larger than average m-ITX case.
I won't OC, but I still want something that can stay cool in tropical areas and can use Tubo-Boost often.
Something with auto ( I think the MB does this) and manual fan speed will be great.

thanks!
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  1. CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  2. COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" 92mm CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064#top


    CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Vortex Plus RR-VTPS-28PK-R1 92mm Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103084#top
  3. ^ All three of those are too tall. That case's maximum cooler height is 65mm http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2003/

    Here's a good one that's only 59mm tall: COOLER MASTER GeminII M4 RR-GMM4-16PK-R2 120mm Slim Fan Long Life Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

    Because of the way it's designed (fan on top), that doesn't leave much space above the fan for the fan to draw in air, but I'm hoping that it's not just a solid panel above the cooler.
  4. the scythe kozuti is another moderate choice.
  5. DJDeCiBeL said:
    ^ All three of those are too tall. That case's maximum cooler height is 65mm http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2003/

    Here's a good one that's only 59mm tall: COOLER MASTER GeminII M4 RR-GMM4-16PK-R2 120mm Slim Fan Long Life Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

    Because of the way it's designed (fan on top), that doesn't leave much space above the fan for the fan to draw in air, but I'm hoping that it's not just a solid panel above the cooler.
    Oh i apologize OP :( Good thing DJDeCiBeL caught that
  6. Thanks for the posts.

    But it looks like those coolers are too big.
    The biggest cooler the Elite 120 can fit is "65.0 mm / 2.5 inch"
    The RR-VTPS-28PK-R1 92mm looks close, but a tad too high.

    Maybe this one will fit?
    Cool Master GeminII M4 RR-GMM4-16PK-R2
  7. Best answer
    enewmen said:
    Maybe this one will fit?
    Cool Master GeminII M4 RR-GMM4-16PK-R2


    Yep, that one will fit, although the one that dudewitbow mentioned will as well.
  8. Thanks again..
    I was worried the CM GeminII will hit the video card on the m-ITX MB because it's wide for a low profile cooler.
  9. Best answer selected by enewmen.
  10. enewmen said:
    I was worried the CM GeminII will hit the video card on the m-ITX MB because it's wide for a low profile cooler.


    To be honest, I'm slightly worried about that myself (it definitely crossed my mind), but I'm hoping that it'll work. If it won't, there aren't really many low profile aftermarket coolers that will, though, because all of the good ones are wide like that.

    I know it'll fit in height, at least (which was mainly what I was talking about).
  11. Looks like the COOLER MASTER GeminII was a lil too wide when using a graphics card.. any luck for anybody else with that cooler or anything else?

    I tried the Thermaltake CLP0534 SlimX3 Intel LGA 1155 / 775 Low Profile CPU Cooler last night but then read reviews last night stating that it wasn't even as good as the stock Intel cooler.... smh
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