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Looking for a new CPU cooler. i7 6700k and Gigabyte z170x-ultra

I am looking to get a new cooler for my PC, I was looking at the corsair h100i v2 but the water cooling aspect has me a little on edge (I don't know if I could install it then leave it for 6 months and check it then leave it) so I was wondering what would be the best type of cooler to get, as I have no idea personally so I was wondering what your guys input is. RAM Clearance is a big worry for my for example if I got a big air cooler.
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  1. 14nm skylake runs cool.
    No exotic cooling is required.
    Even if you overclock, you will run out of safe vcore before you really run into thermal limits.
    A simple tower type air cooler with a 120mm fan will do the job.
    Scythe Kotetsu, cryorig H7, cm hyper212 are all about $35.

    A noctua NH-U14s is about the best there is.
  2. geofelt said:
    14nm skylake runs cool.
    No exotic cooling is required.
    Even if you overclock, you will run out of safe vcore before you really run into thermal limits.
    A simple tower type air cooler with a 120mm fan will do the job.
    Scythe Kotetsu, cryorig H7, cm hyper212 are all about $35.

    A noctua NH-U14s is about the best there is.


    My main problem is my ram clearance as at the time I bought 16gb of the Corsair red LED ram sticks. I was worried that the clearance wouldn't be enough if I got the 212 Evo.
  3. Then, Look at the noctua NH-U12s or NH-U14s.
    the s variants were redesigned to clear high ram sticks.
    They also are offset a bit so that graphics cards in the first pciex16 slots do not interfere.

    NH-D15s is also a possibility, but, it is very large and really not needed.

    Go to the noctua web site for details and dimensions.
  4. If you want a larger air cooler without ram clearance issues, there's the cryorig r1 universal. Built like an nh-d14/d15 but uses offset heat pipes like the h7 to avoid ram clearance conflicts.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/8TvRsY/cryorig-cpu-cooler-crr1b
  5. synphul said:
    If you want a larger air cooler without ram clearance issues, there's the cryorig r1 universal. Built like an nh-d14/d15 but uses offset heat pipes like the h7 to avoid ram clearance conflicts.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/8TvRsY/cryorig-cpu-cooler-crr1b


    Yea I did look at this cooler, I take it even my huge ass led ram would fit with this cooler if it does I will most likely purchase it.
  6. Best answer
    Yes it will fit.

  7. synphul said:
    Yes it will fit.



    That looks really nice! Thanks a lot man!
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