This is my first time posting on these forums, as I think this would be the best forum for my question.
I'm looking for a top down cooler for my latest build, but I have a hard time finding one that would fit without only mediocre results.
Currently the build consists of:
Asus Maximus Gene V (mATX with the CPU socket rather close to the first PCIe slot)
Intel 3570K (Hoping for a decent overclock)
8GB Corsair Venge low profile (2x4 DDR3-1600 CL9)
Lian Li PC-V600FX (Was hard to find, and pretty expensive)
Corsair 750AX (overkill but 650ax wasn't in stock, and I'm going to buy the sleeved cables set from Corsair)
XFX 7950 Double D (possible CF) air cooled but with the EK Backplate (just looks so damn good, unsure if it'll work on stock cooling though, but it should)
At first the AXP-140 was the obvious choice, but there is almost no clearance (5mm or so) between the top of the motherboard and the top fan.
The CPU socket is just to close to the GFX slot to put the cooler horizontal I'm afraid (hasn't been 100% confirmed though).
The case only supports towers up to 155mm (150 to be safe, as there is only a low amount of data and pictures on the PC-V600FX).
I also prefer top down coolers over towers, as it'll just look better in my opinion.
After lots of browsing, most of the decent top down coolers I find seem to be to big to mount horizontal (the heatpipes) or either to small for decent performance (Noctua L12)
Please don't suggest any;
Tower coolers, only the few that fit have either low performance, are noisy (CNPS 9900 MAX), or are ugly in a rather small case (TR Macho)
Someone with a similar build:http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1712163
Thanks in advance,