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CHATS123 8 months ago

Scythe - BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Noctua - NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler

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CHATS123 submitter 1 point 8 months ago

rate how well it could cool the i5-8600k un-overclocked.


1 one being worst.

mark5916 1 point 8 months ago

Cryorig says this.

  • The NH-L9x65 is a low-profile quiet cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and should be used with care on CPUs with more than 84W TDP

However, i have a chart that shows at 1600rpm a comparison between some low profile coolers paired with an i5-4690K.

Those are DeltaT temps. So CPU temps without taking in account the ambient temp.

But that doesn't matter, as we want to make a comparison with just numbers, and not the temps in a real world environment, as ambient temperature of the room can change.

Especially if we compare CPU temps on Summer vs Winter times.


So, if i could rate those two low profile CPU coolers i would say.

Noctua: NH-L9x65

- Rating: 7

Scythe - BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B

- Rating: 9

Note: keep in mind my rating goes for that particular i5-4690K sample.