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March 9, 2013 8:22:49 PM

Should I get a new CPU cooler? I have the stock fan/heat sink that came with my Intel i5 3470 and was wondering I should get a new cooler. Note that My ram is very close to my CPU/heat sink so I need one small enough that will fit, any suggestions?

Specs:
i5 3470 @ 3.20Ghz
Kingston Hyper X RAM 8GB @ 1600 MHZ
GA-B75M-D3H Gigabyte Motherboard
Seagate 3TB
WD Blue 1TB
Nvidia GT 640 2GB OC Version
OCZ ModXtreme PRO 700 WATT

thanks :) 

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March 9, 2013 9:41:30 PM

I would suggest if u feel the need to upgrade cooler, would be a cooler master hyper 212 evo or tx3, $20-30 and the tx3 is quite small at 92mm with the fan
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March 9, 2013 9:55:50 PM

Quadacon said:
Should I get a new CPU cooler? I have the stock fan/heat sink that came with my Intel i5 3470 and was wondering I should get a new cooler. Note that My ram is very close to my CPU/heat sink so I need one small enough that will fit, any suggestions?

Specs:
i5 3470 @ 3.20Ghz
Kingston Hyper X RAM 8GB @ 1600 MHZ
GA-B75M-D3H Gigabyte Motherboard
Seagate 3TB
WD Blue 1TB
Nvidia GT 640 2GB OC Version
OCZ ModXtreme PRO 700 WATT

thanks :) 


The Hyper X's are relatively short, even with its encasing. With a 92mm there's no need to worry much about dimension or hitting your ram and 92's in my experience do as good as a 120 hulk, especially if you're unsure of whether you can get the side door back on or not haha.
The TX3 is a good choice, s as the Hyper N, or a Zalman 9500 - these 3 have done me some amazing good, especially as I'm a case fan freak who needs to stop adding fans to the side door.
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March 9, 2013 10:00:42 PM

If you are too worried about the closeness of the ram look into the Closed Loop Water Coolers. The H90 is a good one but if your case can hold it the H100i is even better. The hyper 212 evo I have over hangs my fist Ram slot by a little bit forcing me to use ram that has a very low heat spreaders in the fist 2 slots.



if you want a closer look here is a link http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh316/bgunner0/PC%20...
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March 10, 2013 4:06:23 AM

bgunner said:
If you are too worried about the closeness of the ram look into the Closed Loop Water Coolers. The H90 is a good one but if your case can hold it the H100i is even better. The hyper 212 evo I have over hangs my fist Ram slot by a little bit forcing me to use ram that has a very low heat spreaders in the fist 2 slots.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh316/bgunner0/PC%20Evolution/PB090002.jpg

if you want a closer look here is a link http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh316/bgunner0/PC%20...

Should I post a pic of my system so you can see how much space I have?
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March 11, 2013 12:13:12 PM

that image is way to small to tell exactly how close things are. FYI my ram is also very close to my cpu socket.
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