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 Post subject: Best value CPU cooler?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:33 am 
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Is it Scythe Ninja 4, as a middle ground between Kotetsu and Dark Rock Pro 3?


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 Post subject: Re: Best value CPU cooler?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:30 am 
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Both were reviewed by SPCR,

Scythe Ninja 4: A Legend Reborn --------------------------------> Editors Choice
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 & Cryorig H5 Universal Coolers ---> No awards

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 Post subject: Re: Best value CPU cooler?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:29 am 
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Value? Depends on whether Scythe has good sourcing in your country. In the US, the Kotetsu sells for $50 (shipped) via large e-tailers. Currently, I only see the Ninja 4 via eBay for ~$74. If you aren't a heavy overclocker with an i5 or i7 or high TDP AMD CPU, I don't see a big benefit for the $24 and size difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Best value CPU cooler?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:23 pm 
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Has anyone been able to find a low profile DDR4 2400MHz memory that is compatible with Ninja 4?

Are these both considered "low profile"?

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 Post subject: Re: Best value CPU cooler?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:46 pm 
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HyperX Fury and Corsair LPX series seem pretty low profile

EDIT: I don't think you need "flush with RAM slot tab" low-profile... My guess is Corsair LPX, HyperX Fury or that AMD one you showed are going to be short enough

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 Post subject: Re: Best value CPU cooler?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:56 pm 
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Also Crucial Ballistix Sport, G.Skill NT, Mushkin Blackline, ...pretty much anything with a headspreader than just overlays the circuit board with a layer of metal and doesn't go for height above it.

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 Post subject: Re: Best value CPU cooler?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:14 am 
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-skip useless tall RAM heatspreaders, and just use normal height memory.
- low voltage ram can be a bonus, when shooting for the lowest power draw (heat).

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