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Low Profile CPU Coolers

So here are some Low Profile coolers that I discovered after doing alot of research for my Cube build. What other cooler have you used where space is at a premium.


Xigmatek - Praeton LD963
http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=177&type=specification
Specs: 44mm high - 104 x 93m - 115w TDP
Heatsink: 29mm high - 3 Direct Touch Heatpipe - Aluminium - 202 grams
Fan: 15mm high - 90mm PWM - 2800 rpm - 22dBA - 48cfm
See my G4 Cube Build for how it went - http://www.tonymacx86.com/powermac-g4-cube/99442-building-g4-cube-australia.html



Gelid Slim Silence
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=2&cid=12&id=61
Specs: 28mm High - 95 x 93.5mm - 65w (normal) TDP - 246g
Fan: Inbuilt 75mm PWM Fan - 15mm high - 2600rpm - 28dBA - 25 cfm
Used on Many Cube Builds including the one from esterhernd - http://www.tonymacx86.com/powermac-g4-cube/95344-cube-max.html



Noctua NH-L9i
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=50&lng=en&set=1
Specs: 37mm high - 95 x 95mm - 420g - 65w TDP Normal
Heatsink: 23mm High - 95x95mm - 345 grams - Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (fins)
Fan: NF-A9x14 - 14mm high - 92mm PWM Fan - 2500rpm - 24 dBA - 34 cfm
See neilhart's build - http://www.tonymacx86.com/others/89452-neilharts-scratch-build-case-2-a.html
and DBP's - http://www.tonymacx86.com/user-builds/82621-dbps-thornbill-build-core-i3-3225-ga-h77n-wifi.html
and this thread http://www.tonymacx86.com/hardware-parts/77209-low-profile-noctua-nh-l9-cpu-cooler.html
and this Cube build http://www.tonymacx86.com/powermac-g4-cube/99043-complete-i7-g4-cube.html



Prolimatech Samual 17
http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/detail.asp?id=157&subid=422#showtab
Heatsink: 45mm high - 120m x 120mm - 6 Heatpipes - 410 grams
Fan: Not Supplied
See sleppeks build - http://www.tonymacx86.com/golden-builds/96127-sleppeks-cube-2-1-build-core-i7-3770t-ga-z77n-wifi-16gb-ram-500gb-ssd-ati-6670-a.html



Thermaltake Slim X3
http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model_gallery.aspx?id=C_00001602
Specs: 36mm High - 92 x 99 mm - 180g - 65w TDP Normal
Heatsink: Dual Heatpipes - Aluminium Fins and Base
Fan: 15mm high - 80mm PWM Fan - 2400 rpm - 27 dBA - 22 cfm
See this build - http://www.tonymacx86.com/user-builds/75851-lukutus33-s-super-silent-mac-mini-2011-ga-h61n-usb3-i3-2125-gt220.html



Titan 30mm Low Profile Socket CPU Cooler (DC-155A915Z/RPW)
http://www.titan-cd.com/Y_product_C_intel1156_e.php?id=888#S2
Specs: 30mm high - 95 x 95mm - 65w TDP
Fan: 16mm high PWM fan - 2600 rpm - 33 dBA - 48 cfm



Thermalright AXP-100 HTPC / ITX CPU Cooler
http://www.thermalright.com/html/products/cpu_cooler/axp-100.html
Specs: 58mm high - 360g
Heatsink: 44mm high - 121 x 105 mm - 6 heat pipes - 320 grams
Fan: 14mm PWM fan - 105mm - 2500 rpm - 30 dBA - 45 cfm



Zalman CNPS2X
http://www.zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=790
Specs: 27mm High - 84mm Diameter - 120 TDP - 83g
Heatsink; Copper Aluminium
Fan: Inbuilt 80mm PWM Fan - 2600rpm - 23dBA



SCYTHE Kozuti CPU Cooler
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cpu/117/ScytheUSA-Productkozuticpucooler.html
Specs: 40mm high - 110 x 103mm - 250 grams
Heatsink: 40mm high - 110 x 103 mm - 3 heat pipes
Fan: 10mm PWM fan - 80mm - 3300rpm - 32 dBA - 25 cfm
Note: Fan is mounted under heatsink



Phanteks PH-TC90LS CPU Cooler
http://www.phanteks.com/PH-TC90LS.html
Specs: 45mm high - 95 x 95mm - 130w TDP - 273 grams
Heatsink: 27mm high - 95 x 95mm - Copper/Aluminium - 235 grams
Fan: 15mm high - 92mm PWM - 2500 rpm - 26dBA - 29cfm



Dynatron K129
http://www.dynatron-corp.com/en/product_detail_1.aspx?cv=1-4-281&id=190&in=0
Heatsink: 27mm high - 90 x 90mm - Copper - 490 grams
Fan: Not Supplied
See my G4 Cube Inspired Self Build - http://www.tonymacx86.com/completed-mods/105167-g4-cube-inspired-self-build-completed.html



Akasa AK-CCE-7106HP
http://www.akasa.co.uk/update.php?tpl=product/cpu.product.tpl&no=181&type=CPU coolers&type_sub=Low Profile&model=AK-CCE-7106HP
Specs: 30mm High - 87 x 85mm - 73w TDP - 220g
Fan: Inbuilt 75mm PWM Fan - 15mm high - 3000rpm - 29dBA - 33 cfm
Used on this build http://www.tonymacx86.com/others/115763-building-mac-mini3-i3-3225-fusiondrive-ga-b75n-itx.html



Silverstone AR04
http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=418&area=en
Specs: 23mm High - 104 x 95mm - 65w TDP - 220g
Fan: Inbuilt 80mm PWM Fan - 10mm high - 3400rpm - 26dBA - 48cfm



SilverStone NT07-115X
http://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=442&area=en
Specs: 23mm High - 90 x 90mm - 65w TDP - 201g
Fan: Inbuilt 80mm PWM Fan - 10mm high - 3400rpm - 26dBA - 48cfm



ID-Cooling IS-25
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/ID-CO...164721356.html
http://www.idcooling.com/pro_detail.asp?id=79
Specs: 27mm High - 87 x 92mm - 75W TDP , 2 direct touch 6mm heatpipes
Fan: 74mm ball bearing PWM fan 850-3000RPM - 35.8 CFM - 25 db
Notes: Very similar to the Silverstone AR04 but a little taller and with some fins under the fan itself.



Scythe Big Shruiken 2 B
http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/cpu-cooler/big-shuriken-2-rev-b.html
Specs: 58mm High - 125 x 135mm - - 410g
Fan 120mm fan, 12mm high, 500-2,000rpm, 9–33dBA, 12-45CFM



Scythe Kodati SCKDT-1000
http://www.scythe-eu.com/produkte/cpu-kuehler/kodati.html
Specs: 34mm High - 82 x 95 mm - 6TDP - 180g
Fan 80mm fan, 10mm high, 800-3,300rpm, 8-33 dBA, 6-25CFM


If you want to add to this list, I have a basic format (Image, Name, URL, Specs, Fan Specs, Builds that feature it) if you want to follow it it would be easier.
 
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Just checked the details of the thermalright;



fan is not included in dimensions :)
 

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Thanks for everyones contributions, it is turning into a comprehensive list

Just checked the details of the thermalright; fan is not included in dimensions :)
Agreed, it was the nature of my build to need to know just the heatsink height (exclusive of fan). I have now updated the original post to make this a bit clearer, and also fill out some missing details.
 
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I wonder how that Zalman that Dschijn posted stacks up against the Gelid Slim Silence? Same height.


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Should be better, because its using copper, heatpipes and a larger fan. But 1500rpm at low speed are still too noisy.
 
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I am trying to find one for my PH877-I board, its running hot on the stock Intel cooler. I have tried 2 so far and both hit the ram and won't fit.

I am thinking of trying the Phanteks PH-TC90LS but don't see many people using it.
 
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I am trying to find one for my PH877-I board, its running hot on the stock Intel cooler. I have tried 2 so far and both hit the ram and won't fit.

I am thinking of trying the Phanteks PH-TC90LS but don't see many people using it.
The Phanteks has very good specification (TDP). If you are worried about size, the Dynatron is slightly smaller and has a similar design. Alternately get one that is raised above the motherboard (heatpipes) which may give the clearance needed.

Note: I have added the Phanteks, and Dynatron to the original Post.
 
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