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Super small efficient cooler?

Skylord
  • 58 months ago

I am stumped by finding a cooler that will not just fit in this case but will also be very efficient, anyone know of anything that would work well? I plan to overclock as high as possible in this case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7870K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor $144.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI A88XI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.89 @ OutletPC
Case Rosewill Legacy V6-S Mini ITX Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $529.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 15:40 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

1 thing you could do is get the thermaltake core V1 and that case shouldn't have a problem with any 140mm radiator. Either the X41 or nepton 140xl.

2 things... that motherboard will need a bios update for Godavari > GET V2 of that motherboard which should be compatible out of the box. Also the MSI motherboard is only compatible with 2133 ram. The best itx mobo is the Gigabyte but it will need a bios update with an older chip. The gigabyte does support 2400 (OC) ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7870K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor $144.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI A88XI AC V2 Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $100.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.89 @ OutletPC
Case Rosewill Legacy V6-S Mini ITX Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $534.84
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $509.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 17:25 EDT-0400

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the gigabyte with 2400 ram but be advise this may be a problem as you are going to need am older chip for the bios update

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! I can't believe I didn't notice that :/ I'll have to do more research on the motherboard

+1 thanks for the help!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The Kraken X41, its cools better than a H100i, its a very good cooler.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-cpu-cooler-rlkrx4101

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It's unable to verify it, can you check to make sure?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It does support a 140MM fan so it should support the rad and the fan, I'm just not 100% sure if it will.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet! Thanks I'm guessing it it doesn't work I could return it?

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I would order it from Amazon, they usually have pretty good return policies and should allow you to return it, although I'm not sure if there are better merchants options when it comes to returning stuff.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I will have to do some research on the return policies, thanks for the help!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You can use a 120mm or 140mm liquid cooler on that

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Swiftech h140x if you wanna go all crazy on it? Expensive but killer performance, expandable & with the same pump as the larger models so you can still add an extra rad/GPU block etc down the road. $130 from their site

Review with h140/220/240x temps

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