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Cooling Cpu cooler for sandy bridge build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Slazher, 20 Jan 2011.

  1. Slazher

    Slazher What's a Dremel?

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    Hello bit-tech

    Like so many other im looking to get in on the Sandy Bridge craze, i do however have a question about compatibility.

    This is the hardware ill be using:

    Silverstonetek Fortress FT02 1.4
    Intel i5 2500k
    ASUS P8P67 PRO P67 S-1155
    CORSAIR 8GB DDR3 XMS3 VENGEANCE PC3-12800 1600MHZ CL9
    Asus Xonar STX
    Samsung F3
    Asus GTX 570

    The cooler ive been thinking of is the Thermalright Silver Arrow. Its a fairly large cooler and i am worried that it will collide with the heatsinks on the memory.

    Does anybody know if this is the case?

    If so, what other lownoise cooler can you recommend?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    I'm pretty sure you can move the fans up and down to clear tall ram, but I'm not completely sure, also if your spending that much on a cooler and are looking for one with low noise I HAVE to recommend the Noctua NH-D14, I know on this you can move fans up and down on this (as I have dominator ram, I have to do this) and its dead easy, also the mounting is fantastic and the fans even on full speed are pretty much silent :]
     
  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Noctua products aren't great at cooling though. Thermaltake Frio would be a good bet :)
     
  4. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    I'm sorry what? They are, I have one and its great. :] But yes thermaltake frio is also good and pretty quiet
     
  5. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    For the cost, the performance is ok at best. Not good nor bad. The Frio is cheaper and better :)
     
  6. b0ng0

    b0ng0 Reddomitlum

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    If you want to run the with the stock cooler whilst you make up your mind, it is actually not too bad (mine idles about 41C with the stock one).
     
  7. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    The Noctua NH-D14 is amazing, and easily one of the better coolers out there. If you do as I do and replace the fans with a pair of SGT 1850's, it absolutely blows the competition out of the water.
     
  8. Slazher

    Slazher What's a Dremel?

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    I think i might end up doing this for a while, didnt even think of it :duh:

    From what i have read the Frio will interfere with tall memory heatsinks, and im a bit worried that it will be too noisy.
     

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