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Htpc cooler recommendations?

Shadowarez

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Got the silverstone gd08 case HTPC max height is 140mm high that limits my choices I was going to use a nice Noctua NH-U12A I'm thinking 240 AIO but not sure what will fit in side as that looks bout were the 2 8pins will go on my sage board.
 

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Maybe down road was going to get a 7900x in few months once I snag one for a crazy deal like my 7820x I got for $340.
 

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Not sure how much more cooling it would provide over and above a stock cooler, but something like the Noctua NH-L125 should fit fine and it looks like it's got a fair bit of clearance...


edit: Oh, and the silverstone product page lists the clearance as 138mm vice 140 so you'd want to do your research on fit before grabbing something that high....
 

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Yeah I seen that I got a cryorig c1 but it's listed as 144 why I was thinking a 240 AIO of needed but I'd have to find alt mounting points.
 

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I'd be going with a single core AIO cooler with a good, quiet, 4 pin low pro fan. Fan noise is an absolute killer if it's in the same room.

Alternatively, a remotely placed Plex server with a Chromecast. Some TVs out there serve Plex very well. I look after a place called skicrescendo and everything is a Plex server/Chromecast with either TV support for the Plex app or a simple tablet that only runs Plex/casting and Sonos.

The nice thing about Plex on a tablet is you can do kiosk mode which really simplifies things.
 

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I think a 92mm tower style heatsink might be better suited based on how that case is setup. Since it has dual fans by the CPU, those could act as intake to a tower heatsink. A downdraft style isn't going to leverage the case airflow as much.

Noctua has these for example:

You could potentially use this AIO mounted to the rear 80mm fans: https://www.corsair.com/ca/en/Categories/Products/Liquid-Cooling/Hydro-Series™-H5-SF-Low-Profile-Liquid-CPU-Cooler/p/CW-9060023-WW
 

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I think I'll grab that noctua wurh a 2nd 92 mm fan then I'll add 2 80mm noctua in back with every 120mm fan mount I'll put in gentle typhoons.
 

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