Low profile air coolers - Q re i7 6700K and i3 on NAS

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    I have a TT Riing 360 AIO on my system at the moment but am sure I've never required that capacity. Rig isn't overclocked, and won't be. It's currently a windows PC but in future will be used for Linux.

    I'd much prefer a low profile air cooler on it, if that's going to be adequate for the job. And given that my money will be going toward a new Windows PC build, I'm naturally looking to get something as cheap as possible, as long as its up to the job. Price rules out the Noctuas at this point.

    I only have an absolute max height of 131mm to play with so to be comfortable, several cms less than that - which rules out most of the 'tower' options.

    so for my i7 6700K.
    Are these of ANY use?

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/33458

    https://www.umart.com.au/Cooler-Master-i71C-RGB-120mm-Intel-CPU-Cooler_47154G.html

    https://www.umart.com.au/Cooler-Master-Gemin-II-M5-Low-Profile-Multi-Socket-CPU-Cooler_41076G.html

    https://www.msy.com.au/armaggeddon-artic-wind-universal-cpu-cooler

    https://www.msy.com.au/coolermaster-mam-g1cn-924pc-r1-masterair-g100m-rgb-cpu-cooler
     
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    A copper slugged stock cooler will be fine as long as you don't have MCE enabled (so your 6700K only uses about 60W).
     
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    terrastrife those cryorig ones do look good (short enough to fit in the case). Aesthetic I couldn't give two you know whats about :)
    The cheaper one is probably fine I doubt I'd need to second fan really and LGA1151 is fine its unlikely to be used elsewhere.
    Wonder if I can get locally though - shipping from PCCG increases the price significantly.

    mesaoz thanks I like noctua stuff and I've heard good thing about bequiet. Might just be my imagination but looking at those two it seems that airflow would be better for the bequiet?

    argent it would fit, but was hoping to spend less on the existing rig as it wont be doing hard work most of the time. Definitely looking at a noctua like that for the new build though... :)

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    Supplementary Question.

    My NAS is running an Intel i3-6100 (on a Supermicro X11SSL-F mobo)
    I've no idea how hot it gets when doing stuff (like transcoding? ) but I would imagine the answer is 'not very'. Still the stock intel cooler seems to be flaking on me, often not spinning at all and I'm not sure that's good.
    In any event what would be a good inexpensive aftermarket replacement for a stock intel cooler, for that application?
    Something like these maybe?

    https://www.msy.com.au/coolermaster-i71c-rgb-rr-i71c-20pc-r1-120mm-rgb-led-aluminum-cooler

    https://www.msy.com.au/armaggeddon-artic-wind-universal-cpu-cooler

    https://www.computeralliance.com.au/silverstone-nt07-115x-low-profile-cpu-cooler-sst-nt07-115x
     
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    Performance between the noctua and be quiet I linked are practically identical. Be quiet probably gives slightly more airflow to surrounding components
     
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    Not spinning probably because the CPU is cool enough bios switched fan off.
     
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    well, that makes sense, but I have seen it do an on-off-on cycle in the space of a minute or so, I wouldn't think the bios would be that responsive?
     
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    fan speed adjusts literally 100s of times per second.

    pretty much anything will be fine, the cheaper the better I guess however note as you go into dirt trash cheap the fans are really poor quality.
     
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    The L12S is by far the highest performing of those.
     
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    Thanks. Just bought two of them on ebay 20% off.
     
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    Ahhh :p So you did choose to go the Noctua L12S road after all :D
     
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    I reckon if you keep it at stock and under-volt it, stock temps should be good, can't guarantee load temps though.
     
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    Yep.


    Back to:

    My NAS is running an Intel i3-6100 (on a Supermicro X11SSL-F mobo)
    I've no idea how hot it gets when doing stuff (like transcoding? ) but I would imagine the answer is 'not very'.

    I want to replace the stock Intel cooler, because I just want to.
    Ideally I want one I can see spinning when it is (first preference would be a fan I can physically see so not a black one or alternatively an LED

    In any event what would be a good inexpensive aftermarket replacement for a stock intel cooler, for that application?
    Something like these maybe?

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/43072/thermaltake-engine-17-low-profile-cpu-cooler

    https://www.msy.com.au/coolermaster-i71c-rgb-rr-i71c-20pc-r1-120mm-rgb-led-aluminum-cooler

    https://www.computeralliance.com.au/silverstone-nt07-115x-low-profile-cpu-cooler-sst-nt07-115x[/QUOTE]

    Where do the fans start being not 'really poor quality' Which of the above if any would you prescribe?
     
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    I wouldn't consider the Engine 17 or NT07, really bad performance.
     
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    Ta that's a shame about the Engine17 because I like the look of it. Ah well, performance is always more important than looks.

    The cryorig reviews well https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7489/cryorig-c7-cpu-cooler-review/index7.html

    The review states that it "stays well within the confines of the designated socket clearance area" and so I assume there won't be any issues with my Supermicro X11SSL-F mobo (link)

    just wish I'd got myself into gear and added it to one of my many black Friday weekend purchases...
     
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    PCCG $49 + post $15 = $64 :(
    ebay $63 incl postage (ex NZ)
    Umart, MSY, Computer Alliance, Gamedude - don't sell it.
    Amazon AU $171. Yep! LOL
    PG Technology (never heard of them) $47 pp

    Doesn't seem to be anywhere in Brissie that sells it.


    Would there be coolers of a similar price and capability that I could buy locally?
    Or even a better cooler I could buy locally for the $65?
     
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