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    Default Cooling question for a tiny build

    Hi guys

    i've been wanting to try my luck with a mITX build for a while, and now i have the money for it the case is the coolcube mini Coolcube Mini | Coolcube Mini | Cubes | Cooltek, ASUS Z87I-PRO mobo Z87I-PRO - Motherboards - ASUS and since that case leaves me pretty much no room for any hardware, i was thinking of going with the ASUS gtx670-dcmoc grahpicscard GTX670-DCMOC-2GD5 - Graphics Cards - ASUS.
    i know some modding will be required to make the gpu fit, but that's the exciting part

    my question is, what the heck can i cool it with if i want some decent cooling that's better than the stock intel cpu?

    it has about 75mm of headroom before the cpu cooler bump into the psu, so my thought is that i might be forced to watercool the bastard...

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    Default Re: Cooling question for a tiny build

    Phanteks makes a really nice low profile air cooler there are also some really nice cases out there other then the one you have picked that will give you a hell of a lot more head room

    Phanteks- PH-TC90LS

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    Default Re: Cooling question for a tiny build

    yeah i found plenty other cases...i kinda settled for this one though, because you could stuff quite some powerful hardware into very very little space, which i think could be fun to do

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    Default Re: Cooling question for a tiny build

    You may want to read my review on this cooler before you purchase one

    Phanteks PH-TC90LS Low Profile CPU Cooler | Pure Overclock

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    Default Re: Cooling question for a tiny build

    Also you can see those two Noctuas:
    1. Noctua NH-L9i, only 37mm of Height (with fan), or
    2. Noctua NH-L12 66mm without top fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    Also you can see those two Noctuas:
    1. Noctua NH-L9i, only 37mm of Height (with fan), or
    2. Noctua NH-L12 66mm without top fan.
    Also some really good choices

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    Default Re: Cooling question for a tiny build

    The Thermalright AXP-100 is also a pretty good low profile cooler that runs really quietly.

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    Default Re: Cooling question for a tiny build

    Installing the vga will require some back-panel cuts. But hey, that's the challenge.

    Always look beyond the limits...

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