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Motherboards Mini ITX/CPU Cooler Combinations

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tp148, 25 Nov 2012.

  1. tp148

    tp148 Minimodder

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    @GuilleAcoustic, thanks for that link, I already actually have that XMS3 but I will see what that other stuff looks like.

    @bindibadgi: 55W, going i3 ;). If you refer to post #10, you'll see the reason I intend to avoid the stock cooler! :)
     
  2. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Have you used one of the new Intel stock coolers? I was pretty impressed with the newer models, not nearly as bad as the LGA775 models and previous.
     
  3. tp148

    tp148 Minimodder

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    By newer do you mean 1156? or since the release of 1155. Because my 1156 one is not satisfactory and that was inside an acoustically insulated desktop case and i could hear it.
    So let's not forget that we are discussing one for a HTPC.
     
  4. BeauchN

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    No problem, always happy to help if I can!
     
  5. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I've used the LGA1155 and the LGA2011 one, both better than I expected

    You can turn the noise down in the motherboard settings, for higher temps
     
  6. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    The LGA775 stock cooler I have seems almost identical to the LGA1155 stock cooler I have.

    Depending on the CPU you have, you will likely be able to turn down the speed of the fan as already said. The G550 I have in a system stays at around 30C at a fan speed less than 1000rpm. The fan is almost silent -- it's only audible in a very quiet room.
     
  7. RocketPotato

    RocketPotato What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,

    I have a P8Z77-I Deluxe with a Noctua NH-L12 and it was perfect :)
     
  8. tp148

    tp148 Minimodder

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    "was"? what happened to it? ;)

    Does that cooler interfere with RAM slots or PCI slot on that particular board?

    Thank
     
  9. RocketPotato

    RocketPotato What's a Dremel?

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    I still have it :)

    The cooler is perfect, it does not obstructed any of the DIMM slots providing you use low-profile RAM (so not Vengeance). Its also using a GTX670 with no problems caused!
     

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