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Anyone know a smaller CPU cooler that will do close to what the EVO 212 can ?

I recently built a new PC, I bought an NZXT Phantom 240 case. The problem was the CPU Cooler I bought was a few mm or so to big keeping the side panel from closing. Hoping someone can recommend a smaller CPU cooler other than the Hyper 212 for an AMD 8350.
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  1. The H60 water cooler from corsair will offer equal performance to the 212 evo.

    It would attach to the 120mm rear fan mount.
  2. Best answer
    The Coolermaster TX3 is a junior sized 212 EVO. Works great!
  3. +1 for the CM TX3
  4. Noctua NH-U9b http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608016&cm_re=u9b-_-35-608-016-_-Product

    Phanteks PH-TC14CS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709013

    Noctua NH-C14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020


    I believe this can fit just barely http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014

    Note that the TX-3 is only slightly better than the stock cooler.

    This is as good as low profile heatsinks get.
  5. How would the Artic Freeze 13 CO fair in comparison ? Amazon has it on sale at $30 It shows the total mm to be 130mm compared to the Hyper 212 at 159mm

    Height Requirements: Artic Freezer 13
    http://www.arctic.ac/us_en/downloads/dl/file/id/851/freezer_13_co_height_restriction_drawing.pdf

    Height Requirements: Hyper TX 3
    http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-tx3/

    This guy has a Hyper TX 3 in the same case: talks about it a 1:01
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4csWIZB7AV4

    Do you think the Artic Freezer 13 is close enough specs to the TX3 to fit ?
  6. If you want better cooling and a low profile, you might check out the cryorig c1. It's a top down cooler (vs a tower cooler like the 212 evo). Seems to cool only around 4-5 degrees warmer than the nh-d14 and is a couple decibels quieter.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cryorig-cpu-cooler-crc1a

    http://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/pc-hardware/cpu-cooling/cpu-air-coolers/3815-cryorig-c1-top-down-cpu-cooler-review?showall=&start=5
  7. Thank you guys for all the awesome links, I am gonna look into them all and see what my wallet can budge =D
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