Raijintek Aidos Direct Contact CPU Cooler £11.99 Prime / £16.74 Non prime @ Amazon
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Raijintek Aidos Direct Contact CPU Cooler £11.99 Prime / £16.74 Non prime @ Amazon

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Found 20th May 2016
Lowest price ever according to camelcamel

Decent cooler for £12. Free delivery with prime or a £20 order, or £16.74 for not prime users. The cheapest I could find it elsewhere is overclockers, where it's £11.99 aswell but with delivery it would be £19.38.

Pretty good reviews overall for a cooler this cheap.
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Edited by: "Dinho" 20th May 2016
Thanks op ordered, hopefully this will be ok for my i5-4690K
thanks, ordered two days ago for 15Gbp will ask for price match.
Raijintek make some good coolers. I've got their Pallas for my Skylake build as it's pretty impressive, quiet too. Heat.

Thanks op ordered, hopefully this will be ok for my i5-4690K



I bought it for my 6600K so hopefully it will be ok!
Excellent little cooler. Running i5-4690k at 4.5GHz and the temps stay well under 75C (prime). It is loud under full load but quiet otherwise. At that price I'd definitely recommend.


Edited by: "Insider9" 21st May 2016
does this have it's own backplate?
Can anyone recommend a good cooler for overclocking which is less than 127mm height - to fit in my coolermaster for Intel LGA 1150? This one is too high.

does this have it's own backplate?


Yes

Can anyone recommend a good cooler for overclocking which is less than … Can anyone recommend a good cooler for overclocking which is less than 127mm height - to fit in my coolermaster for Intel LGA 1150? This one is too high.


I wouldn't say I'd recommend it but I know at one point in the past I came across Arctic Freezer 7 Pro for a small build. It would fit your case.
It will arrive all bent up, with fins splayed all over the shop; I've had two and both were the same.
Edited by: "TacticalTimbo" 20th May 2016

Excellent little cooler. Running i5-4690k at 4.5GHz and the temps stay … Excellent little cooler. Running i5-4690k at 4.5GHz and the temps stay well under 70C (prime). It is loud under full load but quiet otherwise. At that price I'd definitely recommend.



did you follow a guide to overclock your cpu? would appricate it if you gave info on how you oc'ed to 4.5ghz with this cooler please?

did you follow a guide to overclock your cpu? would appricate it if you … did you follow a guide to overclock your cpu? would appricate it if you gave info on how you oc'ed to 4.5ghz with this cooler please?



I followed this for my g3258 overclockersclub.com/gui…de/

I wouldn't say I'd recommend it but I know at one point in the past I … I wouldn't say I'd recommend it but I know at one point in the past I came across Arctic Freezer 7 Pro for a small build. It would fit your case.


Thanks for suggestion! But I did actually start with one of these - it would'nt quite fit - so I bent over the copper pipes at their tips! It must have ruined their cooling capabilities as it was terrible after that! Had to scrap.

did you follow a guide to overclock your cpu? would appricate it if you … did you follow a guide to overclock your cpu? would appricate it if you gave info on how you oc'ed to 4.5ghz with this cooler please?


I didn't follow the guide but the idea is all the same. I'd recommend you read however much you can to avoid frustration at the very least and damage to your hardware at worst. Tomshardware has lots and lots in it's forums.

My oc settings are manual
Vcore 1.1875V
BCLK 102
Multiplier 44
That's 4488MHz

I'm getting max 75C depending on room temp with Aidos under prime. I wouldn't go any higher though on this cooler, trust me I've tried.
What is the best thermal compound to use?

Also how to apply the thermal compound? - as I've seen different ways and methods over YouTube.

What is the best thermal compound to use? Also how to apply the thermal … What is the best thermal compound to use? Also how to apply the thermal compound? - as I've seen different ways and methods over YouTube.


I use artic silver 5 or Noctua NT-H1

I use the rice method
Edited by: "silkyskills" 21st May 2016

It will arrive all bent up, with fins splayed all over the shop; I've had … It will arrive all bent up, with fins splayed all over the shop; I've had two and both were the same.



Yes received mine today, and noticed some the fins were bent - not too bad tho as I put them back in place with my finger nails. Maybe this is the reason they are going cheap, I'd imagine some are severely more damaged.

I'll give it a good test later this evening and report back if any issues.

I use artic silver 5 or Noctua NT-H1I use the rice method



X-Shape is the best in these results >

pugetsystems.com/lab…70/
A decent cooler from a respected company. The only thing that stops me from buying one, as I am in the market for a cooler, is that there is no room for overclocking. The Evo 212 at £26 does offer limited overclocking and so I will probably plump for that.
One part of my rigs I never buy cheap

Not dissing the deal

Noctua nh-d15 if you are on a budget

Don't spend £200+ on a CPU then fit this carp

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One part of my rigs I never buy cheapNot dissing the deal Noctua nh-d15 … One part of my rigs I never buy cheapNot dissing the deal Noctua nh-d15 if you are on a budgetDon't spend £200+ on a CPU then fit this carp



The review I checked had this on a par with the Evo 212, which is one of the most popular coolers going. Whilst I agree with your general point, I really don't think this cooler is a compromise. It is just a genuinely good, cheap air cooler that is more than capable of doing a job.
The compromise is that it is pretty noisy under load, so if you're looking for something near inaudible under load, up your budget a bit to the new Evo 212X (see the review on TTL, for instance, on Youtube; though I am confused because the American version of the X appears to be using a different fan compared to the British one, which possibly accounts for some of the different review results). Great price for some of the lower voltage unlocked CPUS if on a very tight budget. Hot!

One part of my rigs I never buy cheapNot dissing the deal Noctua nh-d15 … One part of my rigs I never buy cheapNot dissing the deal Noctua nh-d15 if you are on a budgetDon't spend £200+ on a CPU then fit this carp



You are calling the Noctua nh-d15 a budget cooler?

In no shape or form is that a budget cooler.

The Evo 212 and this cooler are great for the price.

frostytech.com/art…e=5

For 70 quid, you get 13.3 above room temp. For 20 quid you get 15.9. And for 12 you get 18.6.

A stock cooler gives you 33.8 above room temp.

So, yeah, you can spend 50 extra quid for 3.6 degrees... But I don't call that good value or a budget choice.

Also, the sheer size of the D15 puts me off ever buying it. Why not buy a AIO waterblock? They perform much better (sub 10 degrees), run around the same price, and don't 1 KG of stress on the CPU...

You are calling the Noctua nh-d15 a budget cooler?In no shape or form is … You are calling the Noctua nh-d15 a budget cooler?In no shape or form is that a budget cooler.The Evo 212 and this cooler are great for the price. http://frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2796&page=5For 70 quid, you get 13.3 above room temp. For 20 quid you get 15.9. And for 12 you get 18.6.A stock cooler gives you 33.8 above room temp.So, yeah, you can spend 50 extra quid for 3.6 degrees... But I don't call that good value or a budget choice.Also, the sheer size of the D15 puts me off ever buying it. Why not buy a AIO waterblock? They perform much better (sub 10 degrees), run around the same price, and don't 1 KG of stress on the CPU...



Yes i only use waterblocks but on a budget i would use a D15 yes its big but stick it in a proper case
....and you defo don't want to much weight on your Skylake, which is not an issue for this particular cooler, or similar.

Yes i only use waterblocks but on a budget i would use a D15 yes its big … Yes i only use waterblocks but on a budget i would use a D15 yes its big but stick it in a proper case



That's the point. It's a 70 quid cooler! That isn't budget at all!

I mean, a "proper case" and a "budget Noctua D15" That's just crazy talk.

The Evo 212 and the Aidos are great budget coolers. That 50-60 quid you save can go to actually upgrading your GPU or CPU, rather than spending it on a pointless air cooler that won't push a budget rig anywhere.

I mean, really, you do get why I'm saying that isn't a budget price, right?

That's the point. It's a 70 quid cooler! That isn't budget at all!I mean, … That's the point. It's a 70 quid cooler! That isn't budget at all!I mean, a "proper case" and a "budget Noctua D15" That's just crazy talk.The Evo 212 and the Aidos are great budget coolers. That 50-60 quid you save can go to actually upgrading your GPU or CPU, rather than spending it on a pointless air cooler that won't push a budget rig anywhere.I mean, really, you do get why I'm saying that isn't a budget price, right?



I get what you are saying

As i said i was not dissing the deal
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