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Thermalright True Spirit 140 Heatsink any good?

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ITAngel

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Hey guys I am looking for a air cooler to buy right now the current memory I own is 2x Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz PC3 12800 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit 1.5V. I want to make sure the cooler fitst. I was told tha the True Spirit 140 is one of the best if not the best cooler to get. Is that true if not what would be a good cooler that will handle this ram and allow me to overclock better? Thanks in Advance!
 

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So... what is the system config? Your signature machine has different RAM than what you list in the post...

Studio PC - Cubase 8 Machine
CPU: Intel i5-2500 -------------------------------------|RAM: 2x4 Crucial DDR3 1333Mhz
MOBO:ASUS P8H67-M LE -----------------------------|FANS: 6x Nidec Servo GentleTyphoon 120mm 2150 RPM PWM
VIDEO: XFX RX 480 RS 8GB -------------------------|CASE: Thermaltake Core X9
HDD: 3TB Seagate 7200rpm -------------------------|OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
PSU: ENERMAX Noisetaker II EG495P-VE 485W ---|HDD: 320GB Seagate 7200rpm
COOLER:Thermaltake CLP0534 SlimX3 -------------|KEYBOARD & MOUSE: Logitech G710 & Logitech G9/G600
 
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Sorry the system is not the same anymore is going to be a MSI A88XM Gaming with AMD Athlon II X4 860K. I still have a i5-2500 just going to test the AMD with the ram listed first and then I may slowly hunt for a 4 slot board for the i5-2500. I have update my signature.
 
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Need to know the case to know the cooler that will fit...

I was stuck between the Phanteks Eclipse P400 and the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M. Both looks like good cases but I am worried if the Eclipse run will not allow enough air in. I will be using GT 2150rpm PWM fans on the front of any of those cases since they are strong static fans. I was also considering the Corsair 600C but not sure on the quality of Corsair cases. I was looking at the True Spirit 140, the Cryorig R1 Ultimate CR-R1A Dual Tower CPU Heatsink with 2xXF140 fans. At the worse case the Corsair H115i V2. Here is the deal so far on prices.


1. Phanteks Enthoo Pro M with Acrylic Window = $89.99 non acrylic $$ 64 99
2. Phanteks Eclipse Series P400 =$59.99
3. Corsair 600C = $83.64

So I am trying to squeeze every cost into getting a decent case, really good cooling and power supply. Like the EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B1, 80+ BRONZE 750W, Semi Modular, 5 Year Warranty, for $69.99. Any recommendation is welcome. Thanks!
 
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Why a 750W PSU? Are you running SLI?

Not at the moment I am not but I do plan to drop later on a RX 480 RS again since I have a XFX RX 480 RS but I don't think the mobo and cpu will handle it until I upgrade later on. By the way i am so debating on this case man Corsair Carbide Clear 600C Inverse ATX Full Tower Case. Also the power supply is made super flower something I forgot the manufacture and is a really good one. When I did the calculation I needed 650W max anything over like running AM3+ 9590FX dual card with 6 drives and 6 fans etc... was requiring 750W. For the price that was not a bad unit but please let me know if you have something else that will be cheaper and better. Current system can get away with a 550W unit.
 
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trents

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That cooler is tall. Make sure you get a case that has enough clearance to the side panel to accommodate it.
 
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That cooler is tall. Make sure you get a case that has enough clearance to the side panel to accommodate it.

The Carbide Clear 600C Inverse ATX Full Tower Case seems like a pretty wide case, I am not sure of the Pro M yet but I think the Eclipse P400 is smaller. Worse case I go with a Corsair H115i V2 or something along those lines.
 
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Brando

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spirit 140 POWER is the good one. my old one is sitting in a box if you want to buy it. it gets within 1 degree of the reeven ouranos and compares favorably or beats the nhd15 /14 depending on the review. it's very tall though. measure first.
 
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spirit 140 POWER is the good one. my old one is sitting in a box if you want to buy it. it gets within 1 degree of the reeven ouranos and compares favorably or beats the nhd15 /14 depending on the review. it's very tall though. measure first.

All interesting good to know thanks I will need to compare heights on the case I am looking into and that cooler.