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Good Mini-iTX Cooler for Ryzen 7 1700? (Thermaltake Core V1)

Building a system with a 1700 in a Thermaltake Core V1, and it has a CPU Cooler Clearance of 140mm. What cooler should I get with it, or should I stick with the Wraith Spire?
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  1. Stick with the Wraith Spire. It'll let you OC to about 3.7 GHz, maybe a bit higher. I'd keep it at that, not worth spending extra money over a 0.2-0.3 GHz increase, especially for 60 FPS gaming.
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  2. I can't find a cooler that will do much better that is under 140mm in height. I looked at the Noctua NH-U9S but a video shows little temperature and performance differences.

    I think you need to either stick with the WRAITH or consider a liquid cooler if that's an option.

    Two coolers that likely do BETTER are the:
    a) Be Quiet! Dark Rock TF, and
    b) Noctua NH-C14

    But the prices were $130 to $165?? (USD)

    *Maybe just LEAVE THINGS for now, then revisit later. We should get better coolers for cheaper prices at some point, and as said it's not a huge difference in performance.

    (not sure about noise)
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    photonboy said:
    I can't find a cooler that will do much better that is under 140mm in height. I looked at the Noctua NH-U9S but a video shows little temperature and performance differences.

    I think you need to either stick with the WRAITH or consider a liquid cooler if that's an option.

    Two coolers that likely do BETTER are the:
    a) Be Quiet! Dark Rock TF, and
    b) Noctua NH-C14

    But the prices were $130 to $165?? (USD)

    *Maybe just LEAVE THINGS for now, then revisit later. We should get better coolers for cheaper prices at some point, and as said it's not a huge difference in performance.

    (not sure about noise)


    Wraith Spire is a pretty silent cooler according to most people, and I suppose the aftermarket coolers are, as well. Again, I'd stick with the stock and run the 1700 and 3.7 GHz. It's even got RGB, if that tickles your fancy.
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