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CPU Cooler 2 months 2 weeks ago #15358

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Hi, I've been a reader for a long time, but this is my first topic. Could anyone suggest me a cpu cooler for my 6700k? I have overclocked it up to 4.8ghz but I have it @4.5 1.18V for daily use because of the better temps and the much lower voltage required. I had it with a fractal design kelvin s24 until I ran into some issues with it and had to return it. Now I would like to return to air cooling because I prefer a more silent cooling. I won't be using 4.8ghz anymore so if temps get too high with air cooling I dont mind, just need it to be cool for 4.5ghz. I would like it to be quiet, singletower if possible (aesthetic preferences and ram cleareance) and max 160mm tall, as I will be using it in a phanteks p400 tempered glass edition. Any suggestions?

PD: I've been looking at the scythe mugen 5, any thoughts or experience with it?
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CPU Cooler 2 months 2 weeks ago #15359

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Post your build please eg what cooler are you now using, how big is your case.

The Noctua NH D15 is the king of air coolers - if it'll fit in your case.
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CPU Cooler 2 months 1 week ago #15410

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I would Check out OC3Ds fairly comprehensive CPU-Cooler-Roundup they did not too long ago (with an i7-6700k).

www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_coolin...r_cooler_mega_test/1

I personally would go with one from Cryorig or be Quiet, mainly because of the aesthatics and because Noctuas cost way more, especially if you count in a non-puke coloured fan.

I've not used any Scythes (yet), but from what I get told, they seem to be pretty decent perfomers - if you have the space for it.
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CPU Cooler 2 months 1 week ago #15412

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I would look into the Noctua NH-D14, it's within a couple of degrees of the D15, but not nearly as massive and doesn't create as many compatibility issues. If you want a single heatsink/tower solution, check out the offerings from Cryorig. They have a variety of options, in color options much more likely to match your system, and they have a all copper tower cooler they will be releasing soon. It will be a bit more expensive but should be one of the best performing coolers on the market being all copper.
www.frostytech.com/permalink.cfm?NewsID=130287



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CPU Cooler 2 months 1 week ago #15417

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What cooler you get depends on what motherboard you have, your budget and what case it has to fit in. It'd be good if we could get those details
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CPU Cooler 2 months 1 week ago #15421

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:I'd have to agree with the other guys the noctua nh d15 works great I've got one on another rig of mine no heat issues at all, also have the deepcool lucifer that's a really good cooler and it looks good too, plus lower in cost..enjoy
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CPU Cooler 2 months 1 week ago #15425

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i7Baby wrote:
What cooler you get depends on what motherboard you have, your budget and what case it has to fit in. It'd be good if we could get those details

He's most likely using a mid-tier Z170 Board and a Phanteks P400 with Glass Panel.

Budget is probably not an issue, since he's overclocking and comming from a FD Kelvin S24 and we are talking about coolers and cases that cost around 100$ and a more purpose focused build with aesthetics in mind. The Scythe Mugen 5 he mentioned is also around the same price (if not more expensive) then the Cryorig H5 Ultimate we were talking about.

Back on topic:
It basically boils down to:
- Cryorig for best Aesthetics
- Be Quiet for the quietest operation
- Noctua for the best performance (including slower fan-speeds for less noise).

The MSI Core Frozr L could also be an option here.
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CPU Cooler 2 months 1 week ago #15427

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Well, first of all thank you guys, Most of you have suggested coolers like the d15 or the cryorig dual tower but both of them are >160mm, and keep in mind this is my case's max cpu cooler height. I'll probably end up going with the mugen 5 as it is 155mm tall, quite bulky but as it is asymetric gives max ram cleareance and I've seen good temps in many reviews. I was thinking about replacing the stock fan with a better one, like a corsair ML pro so it gives me silence in idle and medium load but has the possibility to ramp up when I need it. What do you think? Any other suggections?
Btw, as most of you asked, unlimeted budget. The scythe mugen 5 is less than 50 euros here in Spain, so I don't mind if I have to spend 30 euros in a fan.
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CPU Cooler 2 months 1 week ago #15428

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The Mugen 5 is certainly a good choice. The big shinny block isn't my cup of tea, but that's subjective - if you like it, go for it.

As far as the fan goes: The Mugen 5 has a fairly good fan that can go all the way down to 300 rpm, so I would first try it with that and only switch to another one after you've played with the settings and voltages a little bit. Changing the fan later will be pretty easy and straight forward, since it's only two clamps and a single cable.
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CPU Cooler 2 months 1 week ago #15437

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The Mugen 5 gets a good review www.modders-inc.com/scythe-mugen-5-cpu-cooler-review/5/

Personally, If I want high overclocks, I'd prefer water cooling. I have a Corsair H110iGT on my R7 1700 and for moderate overclocks I can run it in Quiet Mode -which I'm happy with.

Again - it'd help if you provided your build and budget.
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