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Cooling Advice Needed for Maximus V Gene Board

JANSHIM
Level 7
Hi,

I have had my Maximus V Gene for over a year now running IVB 4.6GHz water cooled using Corsair H80. Like countless others my H80 also suffers from the dreaded grinding noise. Last night I could take no more of the noise, ripped out the whole assembly and replaced it with the 3770k stock cooler. To keep things cool I have to reduce to 4.0GHz@1.2v.

I' want to switch to a better air cooled solution and have narrowed choices to three coolers:

Zalman CNPS9500A, CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO and Phanteks PH-TC12DX

I'm open to any suggestions if there's something better that will fit this board nicely. I have four sticks of Corsair Vengeance (read problem with some of the above coolers touching the memory sticks). My ambient temp (air conditioned) is 27 deg C / 47% RH.

Chassis is a Silverstone FT-03

Jan Shim
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kkn
Level 14
custom water or is that too risky?
or for aircooling, the noctuas are one of the few best in the line compare to the closed loop coolers.

JANSHIM
Level 7
I knew I missed something — Noctuas! I have no plans to go beyond 4.6GHz and prefer a straightforward yet efficient air cooling product to last a while. Question is which model should I get that fits my board.

37995

kkn
Level 14
noctuas will not fit on that i think becouse of ram height.
and the ND14 will be close / touching the GPU with the fan clip.

http://cdn.overclock.net/4/44/600x450px-LL-44534435_DSC03498.jpeg
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/LA_Kings_Fan/Computer%20stuff/009.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/img_0107vqjfq.jpg

JANSHIM
Level 7
The Maximus V Gene is listed as compatible with "Possible compatibility issues with video cards that have large protruding components at the back."

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&products_id=34&lng=en#Asus

Interesting. I can always shift the GeForce GTX660 to the next PCIe slot to create more room.

kkn
Level 14
always use the recommended pcie slot ( that means first pcie slot )

kkn wrote:
always use the recommended pcie slot ( that means first pcie slot )


OK. Thanks. Didn't know there's a slot preference.

HiVizMan
Level 40
I like the Megahalems Prolimatech cooler.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

HiVizMan wrote:
I like the Megahalems Prolimatech cooler.


The Megahalems Prolimatech cooler looks like it would clear the Corsair Vengeance even when fitted with a fan. At this time I'll settle with any of the popular cooler options as long someone can tell me which ones work with four tall sticks of ram installed.