First ever SFF Build: What cooler for i7 8700k+Asus Strix 2080 Ti? (SM560 Sliger Case)


Average Stuffer
Original poster
Sep 20, 2019
Hello! I just ordered my first ever SFF case. A sliger sm560 because it has support for a tripple slot GPU (mine has 2.7 slots).

Currently I have a big ATX Case: NZXT S340 Elite.

I want to downsize so since I never had any problems with my cooling (Kraken X42 for i7 8700k) I need some help finding a good cooler for small factor cases.

My new setup looks like this:
  • CPU: i7-8700k
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac
  • GPU: ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition 11GB GDDR6
  • Power Supply: Corsair SF600 (80 Plus Platinum or 80 Plus Gold?)
  • Case: Sliger SM560
Now Im just looking for the right cooler since my 140mm AIO Kraken wont fit in the case anymore (It was really good though and held the temp down at 35 C in idle).
I dont want to overclock the CPU so I just need a good cooler (fan or AIO doesnt matter) that is silent and good.
Looking for help here.


Cable-Tie Ninja
Sep 28, 2018
I dont think the footprint is much bigger tbh, its only a bit taller as well , the sliger sm series doesnt have that much of a cooler clearance


Case Bender
Nov 6, 2019
I have installed Ryzen 9, Asus x570-I MB, RTX 2080 TI, and can not cool the CPU weel with Noctua tiny cooler, its way to high TEMP. and cant pass any stress tests, it gets hot and shuts down. Now I waiting for AIO cooler, will see will it helps.