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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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.
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
Height Requirements: Hyper TX 3
This guy has a Hyper TX 3 in the same case: talks about it a 1:01
Do you think the Artic Freezer 13 is close enough specs to the TX3 to fit ?
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.