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Best cooler for CoolerMaster Elite 310.

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August 28, 2011 1:44:33 PM

hi
i have a CoolerMaster Elite 310 cabinet. which is the best cooler i can get that will fit in this case?

config:

elite 310 case
intel C2Q Q6600
MSI p35 Neo
gtx 580
2X2 gb RAM
no side fan in the cabinet.


my target OC for the CPU is 3.4-3.6 ghz. since these chips run quite hot, i would need a very good cooler.
noise isnt a problem.

also, i would like to keep the cooler for future Ivy bridge systems also.
i am thinking of Noctua NH-d14 class cooling. but i dont know if those would fit.

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a b ) Power supply
August 28, 2011 2:34:21 PM

Cm elite 191mm will fit with noctu nhd-14, I think other option is hyper 212+ enough for your system cheaper and great performance. Fit perfectly with your case :) 
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August 28, 2011 3:08:56 PM

i live in a hot semi tropical country. so ambient temps are generally around 35C. so a high performer is really needed. :) .
a hyper 212+ wont do, i think.

also, the q6600 G0 chips are very hot running.
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a b ) Power supply
August 28, 2011 3:27:29 PM

Hyper 212 compare with noctua fulload 4ghz just arround 4- 6C not too much :)  for i7 but I don't know for Q6600
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August 28, 2011 3:46:00 PM

thanks for the suggestion. will consider it also.
but will the nhd14 fit perfectly in my system?

also, which is better between nh-d14 and nh-c14?
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a b ) Power supply
August 28, 2011 3:52:08 PM

Yes .. Like I said in above noctua will fit , and the great air cooler ,a and still better D-14 than C-14 ,. Enjoy with your new cooler :) 
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August 28, 2011 3:57:04 PM

another question.
in my country, the nhd14 and Corsair h70 are almost the same price.
which is better in terms of cooling?
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a b ) Power supply
August 28, 2011 4:48:28 PM

First of all the total width of your case is 191mm, so this is not the available space you have height wise for a cooler, the best thing you can do is get a tape measure and measure the distance from the top of your CPU to your cases side, i very much doubt the nhd14 will at all fit in your case and to be honest i do not think you would be well served with one in the elite310, as for a cpu cooler to work well it needs a good supply of cool air, you would be much better served by buying a new case and a new cooler such as a Coolermaster HAF 912 case together with a CoolerMaster Hyper 212plus CPU cooler, both of these can be had for only a little extra cost of what the nhd14 would cost...

Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus, Black Chassis = £61

+
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler = £22


Total Cost = £83

As opposed to a...
Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan Quiet CPU Cooler
= £66


Dimensions = 140 x 160 x 130 mm (WxHxD)


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August 28, 2011 5:05:33 PM

i agree with you completely. but where i live, the 912 costs a lot more than the nhd14.
so i cant buy a 912 and a hyper 212+.

i will have to continue using the elite 310 and try to make the best out of it.
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a b ) Power supply
August 28, 2011 6:02:24 PM

In that case go for the H70 with a twin 120mm fan set up in push pull, as at least you can be sure that this will definitely fit.
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August 31, 2011 9:34:59 AM

where i live, the H70 is cheaper than the DH-14.
also, the CH-14 is the same price as the DH-14. will that fit in my cabinet?

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a b ) Power supply
August 31, 2011 11:46:39 AM

Forget the big air coolers with your case and buy the H70.
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August 31, 2011 12:54:07 PM

thanks for the suggestions, Uther39. :) 
but i have decided to go with the hyper 212+ for now.
will sell this and upgrade later as needed for ivy bridge.
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August 31, 2011 12:54:50 PM

Best answer selected by mayankleoboy1.
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