I was wondering if someone could provide me with some information on a particular CPU cooler in relation to ones that SPCR have tested in the past. I am building an HTPC based on the Moneaul 320 case and am having some difficultly finding a suitable replacement for the stock CPU cooler.
The SPCR reviews on the Scythe Big Shuriken and Prolimatech Samuel 17 suggest that this is the type of solution I would need, however space in the case is very limited and unfortunaley the I think the Scythe Big Shuriken would protude too far toward the front of the case. The Samuel 17 with its offset configuration is more promising, however when coupled with a noctua fan this becomes expensive. I was wondering how the Scythe Shuriken Rev. B (the smaller cousin of the Scythe Big Shuriken) fares in cooling perforamce and noise level in comparision to the other two?
I would also consider a more modest heat sink and a nice quiet Noctua (NF-S12B perhaps) as my Intel SandyBridge G620 is only 65W TDC, but I haven't come accross any particularly recommended ones - seems people tend to buy H/S and fan combos these days. Does anyone recognise the H/s in this review of the moneaul case: http://www.missingremote.com/review/moneual-moncaso-320
The rest of my system is as below:
Case: Moneaul Moncaso 320
CPU: Intel SandyBridge G620
M/B: H67MA-E35 (B3)
SSD: Intel 40GB
HDD: 1TB WD Green
RAM: Kingston 2GB
ODD: LiteON Blu Ray
OS: Win 7 32bit
Any help you can provide would be very much appriciated.