Cooling Best cooler for Node 202?


Minimal Tinkerer
Original poster
Apr 3, 2017
I just picked up a Node 202 to fit my already existing build into a smaller case. I've been planning on getting the Noctua L9I because that seems like the go-to low-profile cooler at the moment. But I've got a 4590k and it seems like it might overwhelm that cooler a bit. I could have to turn off turbo boost and maybe even underclock it a bit to get temps under control.

So, does there happen to be an alternative? Any coolers out there that can cope with slightly higher TDP of he 4590k and will fit in a Node 202?



John Morrison. Founder and Team Leader of SFF.N
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Jun 19, 2015
The Zalman CNPS2x is also a valid option, as is the Cryorig C7.