- Mar 24, 2011
- ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS
- 2x E5-2683 v3
What other coolers have you tried, just compare the specs of the ones you have tried with the ones listed to find something smaller. The Zalman is the smallest, but would caution a small cooler if you have an i7 (or highly rated TDP processor), or want to OC. You need something that is rated for the job.I thought about a higher one but that defauts the purpose of a slim one. There really is not much room in this mini itx case after putting it the full size atc psu and 5x HDDs.
Here is my opinion based on your use of i7-3770 (77w) in your server build.I had no heat issues when i was using my H60 water cooler but now its on the stock intel cooler which is junk and also kinda big for this case.
Firstly any of the coolers are suitable for a lower power e.g. i3 processor 55w or less. It is only when you want to run a higher rated i7 - 65w or above that the decision become important.Very interesting thread! I look for a thin cpu cooler for my next build into a G4 Cube Case.
What do you think about Zalman cooler? Is the best option, in theory, but in the footer notes at the zalman web site says that the cooler must be use with 120mm fan (maybe in the case)
My dream is the Noctua sink, but perhaps is too taller...