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CPU cooler in SG-06 case on H55N-USB3 mobo

CPU cooler in SG-06 case on H55N-USB3 mobo
« on: March 09, 2011, 12:48:50 pm »
I've been using my h55n-usb3 mobo for a few months and it's running smoothly, but...

the stock cooler for the i5 cpu is not doing the job in my small mini-itx case (silverstone sg-06). I'm trying to find a new cooler for it but the dimensions are the problem because i also have to take my corsair xms3 2x2gb dominator mem-modules into account (2.25 inches/54mm high).

Does anybody have any experience with this setup or could maybe advise me on a cpu cooler?

(gpu is 8800gt oc, storage is ssd ocz vertex II)

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Re: CPU cooler in SG-06 case on H55N-USB3 mobo
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 01:35:29 pm »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

I would suggest that you take a few measurements of the clearance around the CPU so that you know what the maximum heatsink/fan size is that your case can take. You will then find it easier to decide on your choices that are available.
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Re: CPU cooler in SG-06 case on H55N-USB3 mobo
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 01:47:43 pm »
That's what I already did, but manufacturers don't give any measurements of the height distance between the mobo and the beginning of the cooler... For example the zalman CNPS8700 NT, I cant find out where the first bulking from the cpu up begins and therefore can't figure out if it starts above my mem modules or not..

Therefor the question if anyone already has some experience :-) I don't want to order 5 coolers just for trying..

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Re: CPU cooler in SG-06 case on H55N-USB3 mobo
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 02:04:45 pm »
Fair enough. I know what you mean about it being hard to get technical specs for a lot of these components. I don't know why they are not more readilly available as it would make life a lot easier. ???
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: CPU cooler in SG-06 case on H55N-USB3 mobo
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 07:16:43 pm »
Maybe go with Corsair H50? Found this blog when I googled your case and take a look at this:

http://journal.mikemamaril.com/2009/12/27/water-cooled-itx/

Though if you have an optical drive installed you'd have to drill new mounting holes for the H50 radiator:

http://journal.mikemamaril.com/2009/12/20/my-silverstone-sg06/

It's not a huge modification, really.

Re: CPU cooler in SG-06 case on H55N-USB3 mobo
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 08:27:38 am »
Hmmmm that H50 would be a good option indeed, a nice small cooler and not too expensive.

Thanks for the tip! =D

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Re: CPU cooler in SG-06 case on H55N-USB3 mobo
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 08:32:32 am »
If you are going to use the H50 or even the H70 I would advise putting some cable ties or something similar around the ends of the pipes to make sure they stay firmly fixed especially in a tight situation.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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