A heat-sink question regarding new build in a Antec P190...

Bloodgod42

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I am planning a new build in the next two weeks and have decided to go with the Antec P190 as the building block of a quiet (or at least considerably quieter than my current system, guesstimated at 58db idle, boo).

My budget is around $1000, and, after much research, have decided on the Antec P190 as the building block of this system due to its "silencing" abilities as well as the size/design/room for a experimental water/tec hybrid cooling system im working on...(look for it in the worklogs once i get started. ; )

In the mean time im looking for the best air-cooler to work with this case. I will be attempting to overclock a E8400 to the magical "4GHz on air", but would be more than happy with 3.6 passive. ; )

The two cooling soultions im looking at are:

Scythe SCORC-1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185064
(primarily due to the design i think it would be the best to benifit "passively" from the side 200mm fan the P190 has, plus it can except a 140mm fan if i choose and thats a bonus, this is all given it will fit inside with the side fan on...anyone know what the dementions are from the cpu to the 200mm side fan on the P190???)

or

Scythe SCNJ-CU1000 120mm Ninja Copper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185061
(just cause its sooo damn sexy!!! oh, and i think it would work well again with the air flow of the case being so omni-directional and all)

Any comments/suggestions are appreciated.
 

NKDietrich

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You should email Antec about the clearance for heatsinks with the side fan on. They should be able to get an answer for you. I know the side fan on the Coolermaster Cosmos S limits you to something about a centimeter shorter than the Orochi. (I emailed Coolermaster about it once and they said the limit was 145mm in height.) Unless of course someone here who is actually using a P190 with that sink or a taller one can tell you it works
 

Bloodgod42

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email the vendor...always a good call! ; ) Iol

Anyways, anybody have any other ideas for a good air-cooler for a P190? I haven't made up my mind and am open to suggestions, but based on 'my' research i feel these are my top picks even after seriously considering the Ultra 120...whatcha guys (gals?) think?

Thanks!
 

Bloodgod42

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Wow...well i just got off the phone with Antec and they claim that the P190 only has 124mm clearance with the side fan on...wow! I would have thought there was WAY more room than that...:(

I cant even fit THIS one in that small of space: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185062

And thats like one of the lowest coolers i could find (with decent performance)...

Is there any P190 owners out there that could confirm this for me???

Thanks in advance.
 

Bloodgod42

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Bump. I need to make a decision this week. Any help is appreciated regarding the distance from the cpu to the 200mm fan.

Thanks in advance.
 
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