Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

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Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

Post by mudkip » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:55 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for a small cpu cooler that must fit in my Fractal Design Core 1000.
Max height is 13.5cm, about 5.3 inches. Cpu is an i5 750 which is now cooled by a nexus r7000.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

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Re: Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

Post by SebRad » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:35 pm

Hi mudkip, how about an Arctic Cooling Freezer 13?
4 heatpipes and 92mm PWM fan, I had one on my i7-2600K for a while and it could cool it pretty quietly under load and certainly very quiet idle. Also a limited edition gray/black one.
It struggled once I started on the over-clocking though, needing noisy 1800~2000rpm to cool fully loaded chip in th 4.5~4.6GHz range.
Would think it will be just fine on i5-750, unless you over-clock it heavily. Maybe look for other 92mm fan tower coolers, some other should fit in your height restriction, or a Scythe Big Shuriken.

Within your height restriction, short of water cooling, I suggest the ultimate will be a Noctua NH-C14 in low-profile mode. This is a rather expensive solution, especially if want PWM fan(s) as well. My experience with it in narrow case is better noise and motherboard cooling with the fan(s) blowing away from the motherboard.

Good luck, Seb
i7 2600k under NH-C14 w/2xTY-147PWM fans, P8P67Deluxe, 8GB RAM, GTX560Ti OC w/TwinTurbo II and BIOS fanspeed mod. MX100 512GB & 2TB EARX in Scythe QuietDrive outside case. Antec Signature 650 fan swapped. CoolerMaster 201C with 2x92 + lower 92mm fan out rear, holes-in-floor and mesh top+front intakes.

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Re: Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

Post by kuzzia » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:48 pm

How about the Scythe Katana 3? Height is 143 mm. Very good PWM fan which can go as low as 300 rpm

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Scythe_Katana3

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Re: Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

Post by ces » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:29 pm

Noctua has a nice tower cooler designed for just such situations:
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=prod ... =32&lng=en

It is quiet and can pretty much handle any thermal load.
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Re: Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

Post by Worker control » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:59 am

ces wrote:Noctua has a nice tower cooler designed for just such situations:
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=prod ... =32&lng=en

It is quiet and can pretty much handle any thermal load.
And somehow manages to be around 1cm shorter than other 92mm-fan towers, thus actually fitting in this case!

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Re: Small cpu cooler for Fractal Design Core 1000

Post by Lsv » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:42 pm

What's your budget? What about a Noctua NH-C14?

Height 13cm and will also cool your surrounding components, you can also run it without the top fan which brings it down to 10.5cm. It performs as well as the NH-D14 in some cases.

i7 920 (no oc) w/ Noctua NH-D14 | Asus P6T | Asus 6950 DC II 2gb | 12gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz | Intel X-25M 80gb Gen2 | 2x WD Caviar Green 1TB 64m cache |2x WD Caviar Green 2TB 64m cache | Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 | Seasonic X-660 | Fractal Design R3 + 4x Noctua S12B 120mm

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