Need a replacement heatsink

My current heatsink is too big and bulky.

heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Case: NZXT source 210 windowed

The heatsink rubs directly on the plexiglas.


I'm a bit hesitant on getting a closed loop cooler, but i'll consider it.


Any suggestions on a new heatsink that's less bulky, but performs on par or even better then mine?


take a look at some lo profile coolers like:

  • Phanteks PH-TC14CS 
  • Noctua NH-C14 
  • Alpenföhn Gotthard Top Down 
  • Noctua NH-L12

They all cost more than the Hyper 212 EVO, but should match or better the performance in a lower profile. 

the big 140mm phanteks heatsink will not fit in a source 210

You sure about that?

Was reading these benchmarks that used a NZXT Source 210 Elite

max heatsink height of 160mm

with dual fans 171mm and 160mm without the bigger fan


The Phanteks PH-TC14CS is the low profile model (your referencing the PH-TC14PE)

Heatsink Dimensions with Dual Fan = 160 x 151 x 140.5mm (LxWxH)

Heatsink Dimensions with Single Fan = 160 x 151 x 112mm (LxWxH)

bazinga ^^