CPU Air Cooler

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Virtuoso X, May 14, 2015.

  1. Virtuoso X

    Virtuoso X Member

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    Hi guys looking to get my H100 replaced by an air cooler.
    not looking for an upgrade per 'se but just a replacement.

    Looking at the Phanteks PH-TC12DX, PH-TC14S and the Noctua NH-U12S cpu coolers.

    i own a 2700k @ 4.6ghz running at 1.340 vcore
    with the H100 i dont go over 55 degrees while priming.

    also weight would be an issue, dont want to put unnecessary stress on the motherboard (i know brackets help distribute weight just for piece of mind) so ill only be using one high powered fan (120CFM) to cool the heatsink.

    id like to keep my current OC with relatively close temps to what im getting now (+10 degrees ish), would any of the cooler suffice?
    which would you prefer and why?
     
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  2. Anteros

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    Why do you want to change to an air cooler?

    The difference between any of the high end air coolers doesn't seem to be huge (H100 included), so you could just go with whatever you like the look of. If the computer doesn't get moved around then the weight of the heatsink shouldn't be too much of a problem but if you are really worried, ziptie or tie it to the top of the case with fishing line. That's what I did my z600 + fans, that would have probably been a 1.5kg.
     
  3. BigDave

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    I'd stick with the H100 if weight is an issue.


    Phanteks PH-TC12DX Heat sink Weight with fans 880g

    Phanteks PH-TC14S Heat sink Weight with fans 1.63 lbs.

    Noctua NH-U12S Heat sink Weight with fans 755 g
     
  4. Jazper

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    Weight really isn't as big an issue as people make out otherwise you would hear of more people breaking motherboards with heatsinks. I have a d15 and love it, it hasn't broken my motherboard yet :)
     
  5. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Never had an issue with a heavy heatsink.
     
  6. Houston

    Houston Member

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    Exactly, ive seen a few motherboards bend... but never break
     

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