Low-profile cooler for OCing - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding > Cooling
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-20-2011, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
small256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 279
Default Low-profile cooler for OCing

Hey guys,

So I've finally sorted out my little mini-itx build (as per sig) and the only thing left is the cpu heatsink and fan.

The problem is with this wee motherboard is that the RAM is already right next to the stock intel cooler. So width is an issue. That's the big shuriken out.
The other thing is, even if the heatsink on a cooler 'started' higher than the ram usually, the ripjawsx have got relatively high heatsinks, so clearance is an issue. That's the Shuriken Rev B out (I think)
And to top it off, clearance between the motherboard and the PSU is only about 115mm, so to be safe I can't go for anything higher than 100mm. That's... a lot of things out.

Quite the pickle, no?

I'm sort of looking at the h60 (or OcUKs variant which is literally identical bar the fan) but really I'd prefer to go for air cooling. Mainly because it'll hopefully cost less and I don't lose the exhaust fan.

Does anybody have any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
i5 2500K, MSI GTX 570 OC, 8GB G.Skill RipJawsX 1600MHz, 1TB WD Caviar Black, Zotac Z68ITX, Lian Li PC-Q08B
small256 is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 11:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Low-profile cooler for OCing

You most likely will have to go some form of water cooling to keep the clearence.

Especially if you're overclocking.
__________________

__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 01:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
small256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 279
Default Re: Low-profile cooler for OCing

It does seem to be looking more and more likely. I shall mourn the loss of my exhaust fan though.
Even an H60 or similar is going to be tight. I'm pretty sure the radiator fan will only have about 3/4mm clearance above the PSU.

Oh and here's a fuzzy picture of what I was talking about, just because I can.

__________________
i5 2500K, MSI GTX 570 OC, 8GB G.Skill RipJawsX 1600MHz, 1TB WD Caviar Black, Zotac Z68ITX, Lian Li PC-Q08B
small256 is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
 
Roark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,352
Default Re: Low-profile cooler for OCing

Good gravy thats tight.

Don't mourn the loss of your exhaust fan just yet.
The Corsair Hydro series technically works as an exhaust fan as well, it just passes through the radiator before it leaves.
If you have the room you should be able to attach the H50 to your current exhaust fan for a push/pull config.
__________________
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 02:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
small256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 279
Default Re: Low-profile cooler for OCing

You should see the height clearance... <shudder>

I suppose I could get a 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon with it to offset the loss from the radiator being in the way. I'll be getting either the CoolIT ECO II or OcUK's version, neither of which come with a fan anyway.

Unless anyone can suggest a better fan for roughly the same price?
__________________
i5 2500K, MSI GTX 570 OC, 8GB G.Skill RipJawsX 1600MHz, 1TB WD Caviar Black, Zotac Z68ITX, Lian Li PC-Q08B
small256 is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 02:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
 
Roark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,352
Default Re: Low-profile cooler for OCing

Can't go wrong with the Gentle Typhoon, not sure of the price differences, but may want to snag the AP-15 over the AP-14, you are pushing through a radiator after all.
__________________
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Low-profile cooler for OCing

Yha, you need to match the fans head pressure to the rad... So sa gentle yphoon might not work.
__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 05:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
small256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 279
Default Re: Low-profile cooler for OCing

Would the AP-15 be more suitable? It's funny, I actually had that one written on my post but then changed my mind due to noise concerns.
Mind you, I've since read that it's really not as loud as I'd assumed. I only really need a push so I figure if someone says 'yes' then I'll be going ahead and ordering the pair.

This is my first foray into watercooling of any sort so I'm not exactly savvy. I had dreams of setting up a 'proper' system with a gpu block as well, but once again, tiny case crushes my dreams.

EDIT: Bought! And the little black box is finally complete.
__________________

__________________
i5 2500K, MSI GTX 570 OC, 8GB G.Skill RipJawsX 1600MHz, 1TB WD Caviar Black, Zotac Z68ITX, Lian Li PC-Q08B
small256 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need low profile AM2 cpu cooler jfenwick System Upgrades 3 07-20-2009 02:24 PM
Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Tenenbaum Microsoft Windows and Software 1 06-18-2009 11:01 PM
OCing for the first time w/ stock cooler Monkey Overclocking and Modding 13 06-16-2009 04:08 PM
Windows cannot find local profile? Logging in with temp profile? brrymnvette Microsoft Windows and Software 3 08-15-2007 02:15 PM
Northbridge and Southbridge cooler necessary when ocing. Oreo Overclocking and Modding 9 07-14-2007 05:13 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.