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CoolerMaster Elite 130 Mini ITX Case water cooled Vs Low profile air cooler.

About to build a mini-itx rig with an i3 4130 processor. I am purchasing the 130 to fit a Cooler Master Seidon 120V 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler. The question is do I need to run a WC or can I just use Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile or Thermaltake SlimX3 Low Profile CPU Coolers? Seeing as I will not be oc'ing will heat still be an issue?

I will be running a video card most likely 7850 or r9 270x which may have rear ventilation. Appreciate some help thanks!!
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  1. the low profile air coolers would both work but I personally have an h60 (another 120mm aio water cooler) and I love it. Not only will it keeps temps lower, it's extremely quiet. I can't even tell its on unless I put my ear next to it.
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    It cases like those. I would rather recommend a CLC because it removes heat more efficiently in ITX solutions.
    However, since you're not overclocking, you can just use the stock cooler and you'll be fine. If you want something more quiet, then just get a quiet low profile heatsink.
  3. realchaos said:
    It cases like those. I would rather recommend a CLC because it removes heat more efficiently in ITX solutions.
    However, since you're not overclocking, you can just use the stock cooler and you'll be fine. If you want something more quiet, then just get a quiet low profile heatsink.


    I know this is a really late reply but what is a CLC?
  4. carterdarter said:
    realchaos said:
    It cases like those. I would rather recommend a CLC because it removes heat more efficiently in ITX solutions.
    However, since you're not overclocking, you can just use the stock cooler and you'll be fine. If you want something more quiet, then just get a quiet low profile heatsink.


    I know this is a really late reply but what is a CLC?



    Closed loop cooler that uses liquid I think. I took realchaos advice and wanted to go that route but I ended up just using a noctua low profile cooler, mind you i never oc'd and it keeps cool enough.
  5. hairy_guy said:
    carterdarter said:
    realchaos said:
    It cases like those. I would rather recommend a CLC because it removes heat more efficiently in ITX solutions.
    However, since you're not overclocking, you can just use the stock cooler and you'll be fine. If you want something more quiet, then just get a quiet low profile heatsink.


    I know this is a really late reply but what is a CLC?



    Closed loop cooler that uses liquid I think. I took realchaos advice and wanted to go that route but I ended up just using a noctua low profile cooler, mind you i never oc'd and it keeps cool enough.


    Thanks, always loved this case and was planning on using it for a friend but I wanted to put an unlocked processor in it. I always heard that trying to get that water cooling to work with a 3.5" and a 2.5" was a send from hell so I was just wondering, Thanks anyways :)

    Any reason you didn't stick with stock?
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