Best Low Profile CPU Cooler for SFF Mini-ITX PC or HTPC in 2019

Looking for the best low profile CPU cooler or SFF CPU Cooler for your compact PC case? If yes then you are at the right place. Keeping your processor temperature down is one of the most important things that you should keep in mind when building a PC. Stock coolers that comes along with the processors are not very good and deliver mediocre performance. If you want your CPU to be cooled properly then you need an aftermarket CPU cooler. Most CPU coolers available in the market are designed for normal PC cases and they cannot be fit in a SFF, compact or low profile case because of their higher height.

So, if you are building a decent mid-level or powerful compact PC or HTPC using a slim case or mini-ITX case then you do need a low profile CPU cooler for your processor. Low profile CPU coolers have very low height and they fit easily in these smaller PC cases.These low profile CPU coolers come with a low profile heatsink and a low profile fan. A low profile CPU cooler can also be called as a slim CPU cooler. I have earlier written about best budget CPU coolers but here in this post I am going to list down the best low profile CPU cooler for both Intel and AMD processors from some of the best brands. Low Profile CPU coolers can sometimes be called as Mini-ITX CPU Coolers or SFF CPU Coolers where SFF stands for Small Form Factor.

Note: I would strongly suggest not to overclock your processor on these low profile CPU coolers because of their cooling limitations due to smaller size. These CPU coolers are only for basic use and are not meant for overclocking. However, they do perform a lot better than the stock CPU coolers. Also, always use low profile RAM with these CPU coolers for best compatibility.

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Best Budget Low Profile CPU Coolers for Intel & AMD

Here are the best low profile coolers or SFF CPU Coolers for both Intel and AMD processors for building a compact or small form factor PC or a HTPC. All these are budget low profile CPU coolers and you can find them well under 50 dollars. Most of the below mentioned CPU coolers are very silent and they are very easy to install on your mini-ITX motherboard.

Noctua NH-L12S Low Profile CPU Cooler

This is the newest compact low profile CPU cooler from Noctua, and is one of the best low profile CPU coolers that you can find for small form factor PCs, HTPC or compact computers. This LP CPU Cooler supports almost all the major CPU Sockets including Intel LGA 2066 and AMD AM4 Socket. It comes with a 120mm super quiet NF-A12x15 fan that provides adequate amount of cooling for the CPU. Unlike other CPU coolers, here the fan is mounted on the bottom of the heat sink that makes cooling more efficient and height of the cooler very less. The fan can be installed blowing air upwards or downwards to match the airflow direction inside your computer case.

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The cooler stands at 70mm tall only and is designed to fit almost all the mini-ITX and HTPC builds. The heatsink consist of copper base and four heatpipes for better dissipation of heat. This low profile cooler can support CPUs up to 95 TDP which is great for such a small CPU cooler. The performance of this slim CPU Cooler is very good and your CPU will always be in the safe temperature zones unless you plan on overclocking it. It is also very much affordable and I highly recommend this Noctua NH-L12S Low Profile CPU Cooler for anyone building a slim form factor mini PC or HTPC.   

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Noctua NH-L12S Low Profile CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
Fan Size 120mm (Bottom Mounted)
Fan Speed 1850 RPM (1400 RPM with L.N.A.)
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Copper Heatpipes
Cooler Height 70mm

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Cooler Master MASTERAIR G100M RGB CPU Cooler

Cooler Master MASTERAIR G100M is a Low Profile RGB CPU Cooler that supports variety of CPU Sockets including Intel LGA 2066 and AMD AM4 Socket. This low profile CPU cooler has got a very unique and modern design compared to other CPU coolers. Instead of having separate heat pipes, this CPU cooler comes with a large copper column which is around 7X diameter of a single traditional heatpipe. This copper column functions as a big heatpipe that has its base in direct contact with the CPU. The copper column transfers heat from the CPU directly to the circular fins aluminum cooler which is then cooled down by a 92mm RGB Fan having PWM connector. Other good thing about its design is that the air from fan also cools down the surrounding components that includes RAM or electronic components on motherboard.

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This low profile CPU cooler looks very cool and it comes with a wired RGB controller for changing or customizing colors and effects of the RGB fan and RGB Ring at the middle of the CPU Cooler. It is compatible with Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync and AsRock RGB LED softwares. The cooler stands at 74.5mm high and it can fit in almost all of the mini-ITX and slim low profile cases. It has got cooling capacity of 130W (TDP). So, if you are looking for a stylish and affordable low profile RGB CPU cooler with high performance then you won’t find anything better than this. Highly Recommended by me.

Cooler Master MASTERAIR G100M RGB Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 2066 / 2011-3 / 2011 / 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 775 socket and AMD AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ /AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 socket
Fan Size 92mm (PWM RGB)
Fan Speed 600~2400 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
Heat Pipes Single Copper Heat Column (7X heatsipes unification)
Cooler Height 74.5mm

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Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Cooler [Intel]

Noctua NH-L9i is one of the best low profile CPU coolers that you can get for your Intel LGA115x powered small form factor PC or HTPC. This is a very compact CPU cooler and is super silent in operation. It comes with a low profile heatsink with copper base & heatpipes, and a slim or low profile 92mm PWM fan.

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This CPU cooler is 37mm tall, 95mm wide and can fit in almost all the mini-ITX cases, slim cases or other small form factor cases. This low profile CPU cooler supports only Intel LGA115x socket processors having maximum TDP of 65W. This slim CPU cooler can fit in almost all the mini-ITX motherboards and comes with NT-H1 thermal compound. The performance of this CPU cooler is very good it keeps your CPU temperatures well under safe levels. So, if you in search for a silent and high quality low profile CPU cooler for your mini-ITX build then look no further.

Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156
Fan Size 92mm
Fan Speed 600 – 2500 RPM (1800 RPM with L.N.A)
Heat Pipes Yes 
Cooler Height 37mm

Note: L.N.A. stands for Low Noise Adapter

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Noctua NH-L9a Low Profile Cooler [AMD]

This is the AMD version of the above mentioned Noctua CPU cooler. This CPU cooler is a bit wider at 114mm and support all the popular AMD Sockets that includes AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2(+) and AM4. The height of this low profile CPU cooler is 37mm only and it comes with a low profile heatsink with copper base & heatpipes, and a 92mm low profile fan. So, if you are building a SFF PC using AMD mini-ITX motherboard then you should go with this high quality AMD Low Profile Cooler. This CPU cooler also supports up to 65 Watt TDP CPUs.

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Noctua NH-L9a Low Profile Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2(+), AM4
Fan Size 92mm
Fan Speed 600 – 2500 RPM (1800 RPM with L.N.A)
Heat Pipes Yes 
Cooler Height 37mm

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CRYORIG C7 Low Profile CPU Cooler

CRYORIG C7 is one of the best budget low profile CPU coolers for Intel and AMD processors. This cooler supports all the popular Intel and AMD Sockets. This is a small yet very efficient CPU cooler and it comes with an aluminum heatsink with copper base and heatpipes. This small CPU cooler offers 25% better performance than the stock CPU cooler.

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The cooler has a height of 47mm which may be a little higher than the Noctua CPU coolers mentioned above but then also it will not have any problems in fitting smallest of the mini-ITX or slim cases. The width of this CPU cooler is 97mm and it can support processors up to 100W TDP, which is quite good for such a small cooler. So, if want a universally compatible low profile CPU cooler at a low price then do have a look at this one.

CRYORIG C7 Low Profile CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156 & AMD FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+
Fan Size 92mm
Fan Speed 600 – 2500 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Heatpipes
Cooler Height 47mm

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CRYORIG C7 Cu Low Profile CPU Cooler

CRYORIG C7 Cu is the newest low profile CPU cooler from Cryorig that comes with all Copper Heatsink. This slim CPU Cooler is similar to CRYORIG C7 in design and specifications except for the copper heatsink. The cooling performance of CRYORIG C7 Cu is around 15% better than the CRYORIG C7 and you can get CPU temperature difference of around 6 °C to 10 °C between them.

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CRYORIG C7 Cu come with all copper heatsink with four copper heatpipes and a 92mm PWM fan that is low profile in design. The CPU cooler has height of 47mm and it can easily fit in almost all the mini-ITX and slim form factor computer cases. It supports most of the both Intel and AMD sockets and CPUs having TDP of up to 115W. CRYORIG C7 Cu is a bit expensive than the older CRYORIG C7 with aluminum heatsink but it is realty worth that extra price because it makes up for that in the cooling performance department. So, if you are looking for a high performance low profile CPU cooler for your mini-ITX build then I highly recommend it.  

CRYORIG C7 Cu Low Profile CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156 and AMD FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+, AM4
Fan Size 92mm
Fan Speed 600 – 2500 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Heatpipes
Cooler Height 47mm

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Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Cooler

How can we forget about Cooler Master when talking about CPU Coolers? This is because of its highly popular budget CPU Cooler, which is Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. But here we have got a low profile CPU cooler from it which is Cooler Master GeminII M4. This is a great low profile CPU cooler for smaller PCs, HTPC and mini-ITX PCs. This cooler supports both Intel and AMD CPU Sockets and it comes with a heatsink with 4 direct contact copper heatpipes and a XtraFlo 120mm slim profile fan.

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The height of the cooler is 59mm and it supports almost all compatible mini-ITX motherboards. This slim CPU cooler is also very silent as the fan spins at a rather low 500 to 1600 RPM. The performance of this cooler is also very satisfactory and much better than the stock CPU cooler. So, if you are looking for a high performance CPU cooler for AMD and Intel SFF build then this one will not let you down. Highly Recommended by me.

Cooler Master GeminII M4 Low Profile Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 2066 / 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1151 / 1150 / 775 and AMD FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 500 – 1600 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 copper heatpipes
Cooler Height 59mm

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be quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler

be quiet! is very well known for its high quality silent PC cases but here we have got a silent low profile CPU cooler from it. Be quiet! Shadow Rock LP is one of the most silent low profile CPU coolers that you can get for your Intel or AMD based SFF PC. This high performance CPU cooler comes with four copper heatpipes and a super silent Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM fan.

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This CPU cooler from Be Quiet supports almost all the major Intel and AMD CPU Sockets and has maximum cooling capacity of 130W TDP. This low profile CPU cooler performs way better than a Stock CPU cooler or any other cheap aftermarket cooler. So, if you are in search for a silent and a high performance low profile cooler than this is a great choice.

be quiet! BK002 Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 775 / 115X / 1366 / LGA2011 Square ILM / 2066 and AMD AM2(+) / AM3(+) / AM4 / FM1 / FM2(+)
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 1500 RPM (max.)
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Copper Heatpipes
Cooler Height 75.4mm

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Raijintek Juno X Low Profile CPU Cooler (Red/Green/Blue LED)

Here we have Juno X low profile CPU cooler from a lesser known brand which is Raijintek. This is a LED low profile CPU cooler that comes in Red / Green or Blue LEDs. The cooler comes with a flower shaped heatsink and has a 92mm PWM fan on it. The fan has RPM of 1200 to 2500 and pushes out airflow of 52 CFM which is really great for a fan of this size. Also, the cooler is pretty silent and has maximum noise rating of 26dBA  only. The CPU cooler stands at 58mm high and supports almost all the popular Intel and AMD Sockets including AM4 Socket.

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The cooler delivers good cooling performance and has performance equivalent to the stock cooler that comes with the processor. This low profile CPU cooler can support up to 70W TDP processors which means it can handle most of the mid-range Intel and AMD CPUs. This slim CPU cooler looks great on your slim PC and is very affordable too. So, if you are looking for a budget low profile CPU cooler with good performance and LED lighting then look no further.  

Raijintek Juno X Low Profile CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel Socket LGA 775/115x CPU, AMD AM4/AM3/AM2/754/939/940 CPU
Fan Size 92mm
Fan Speed 1200~2500 R.P.M. [PWM controlled]
Heat Pipes NA
Cooler Height 58mm

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Thermaltake Engine 27 1U Low-Profile CPU Cooler

This is one of the most compact CPU coolers that you can find in the market. This small CPU cooler stands at a height of 27mm only and it can fit in the smallest of cases or can support smallest of mini-ITX motherboards. This low profile CPU cooler supports up to 70W Intel processors having LGA 1156 / 1155 / 1150 / 1151 socket type. This CPU cooler is best suitable for slimmer cases where height is very limited.

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Thermaltake Engine 27 1U Low Profile CPU Cooler has got a rounded aluminum heatsink with a blower type fan (with metallic blades) sitting in the middle of the heatsink. The base of the heatsink is of copper and it allows better heat transfer to the heatsink fins. You must have seen this type of cooler in single slot graphics cards where height is a major limiting factor. Even with its such smaller size, the cooler performs better than the stock cooler. It has cooling capacity of 70W TDP. So, if you are looking for the smallest CPU cooler from a reputed brand then you won’t find anything better than this.   

Thermaltake Engine 27 1U LP Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 1156 / 1155 / 1150 / 1151
Fan Size 60mm
Fan Speed 1500 – 2500 RPM
Heat Pipes No
Cooler Height 27mm

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Thermaltake Engine 17 1U Low-Profile CPU Cooler

Thermaltake Engine 17 is the smallest or the tiniest CPU cooler that you find in the market right know. It is even slimmer than the above mentioned Thermaltake Engine 27 low profile cooler and stands at only 17mm tall. It supports Intel LGA 1156 / 1155 / 1150 / 1151 CPUs up to 35 Watts TDP. It resembles the same design that of Thermaltake Engine 27 CPU cooler with blower type metal fan with metal blades, fins and an aluminum heatsink with copper base.

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The PWM fan has speed in the range of 1500 to 2500 RPM and is 60mm in size. This ultra low profile CPU cooler is suitable for small form factor systems such as 1U server, HTPC, AIO/PIO PC, POS terminal and Booksize/Mini PC. It can also support modern day 35W TDP CPUs such as Core i3-8100T etc. So, if you want the smallest low profile CPU cooler for SFF applications then definitely go for this.

Thermaltake Engine 17 1U LP Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 1156 / 1155 / 1150 / 1151
Fan Size 60mm (PWM)
Fan Speed 1500 – 2500 RPM
Heat Pipes No
Cooler Height 17mm

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Arctic Freezer 11 LP CPU Cooler

Arctic Freezer 11 LP is an Intel Low Profile CPU cooler and one of the cheapest low profile coolers in the market right now. This budget low profile cooler supports latest Kaby Lake and Skylake processors from Intel. The cooler comes with a heatsink with two direct contact copper heatpipes and a 92mm fan which is very silent in operation. The cooler has height of 53mm and has got maximum cooling capacity of 100 Watts. Also this LP CPU cooler is easy to mount with its push pins system. So if you are on budget and want a branded and silent low profile cooler for your Intel CPU then you must definitely go for this.

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Arctic Freezer 11 LP CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 2066 / 775
Fan Size 92mm
Fan Speed 900 – 2000 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 2 Copper Heatpipes
Cooler Height 52.50mm

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Deepcool GABRIEL Low Profile CPU Cooler

Deepcool offers some of best budget cooling solutions for CPUs, Laptops and for PC cases. Here we have Deepcool GABRIEL Low Profile CPU Cooler for mini-ITX and SFF PC Cases. This low profile CPU cooler comes with low profile heatsink with four copper heatpipes, copper base and a low profile 120mm PWM fan.

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This CPU cooler is 60mm tall and supports variety of CPU sockets from both Intel and AMD. The performance of this CPU cooler is way better than the Stock CPU cooler that comes with Intel and AMD processors. The cooler is quiet and it does a great job in keeping your CPU cool. Also, it is very easy to install on mini-ITX or smaller motherboards. Overall a very good low profile CPU cooler for the price that supports many CPU sockets and has wider compatibility.   

Deepcool GABRIEL Low Profile CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA1151/LGA1150 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/940/939/754
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 900 – 1800 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Copper Heatpipes  (nickel plated)
Cooler Height 60mm

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Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler

Phanteks is known for its PC cases but it also makes some amazing CPU coolers. Here we have low profile CPU cooler from Phanteks which is Phanteks PH-TC12LS. This little CPU cooler comes with six Copper Heatpipes which is I think is the highest in any low profile CPU cooler. On the top of the heatsink it has got Phanteks’ new PH-F120MP fan which is very silent and delivers very good performance. This CPU cooler is 74mm tall and it can be accommodated in most of the compact cases. Overall a great compact CPU cooler that has got great build quality and performance.

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Phantek PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel Socket LGA 2011/115X/1366/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 500 – 1800 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 6 Copper Heatpipes
Cooler Height 73.66mm

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Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler

Here we have another Noctua CPU Cooler but this one is a little taller than the NoctuaNH-L9i and NoctuaNH-L9a low profile CPU coolers mentioned above, but it offers more performance than them. Noctua NH-L9x65 is a high performance low profile CPU cooler that has got height of 65mm. This low profile cooler supports majority of Intel and AMD CPU Sockets including Intel LGA 2066 and AMD AM4.     

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Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile CPU Cooler comes with heatsink with four copper heatpipes, copper base and a Noctua NF-A9x14 low profile fan (92mm). This cooler can support processors up to 65W TDP. Just like other Noctua CPU coolers, this CPU cooler is also very quiet and is barely audible from the outside. The cooling performance of this low profile CPU cooler is way better than the Stock and other cheap low profile CPU coolers. So, if you are building a powerful mini-ITX PC then you should get this one. This cooler may be a little expensive but it is worth every penny. Recommended by me.

Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 and AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required), AM4 with NM-AM4
Fan Size 92mm
Fan Speed 600 – 2500 RPM (1800 RPM with L.N.A)
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Copper heatpipes
Cooler Height 65mm

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SilverStone Argon AR06 Low-Profile CPU Cooler

SilverStone is mainly known for its small form factor cases and SFX power supplies, but here we have a low profile CPU cooler from it which is SilverStone Argon AR06. This is a very good looking CPU cooler that comes with a 92mm low profile fan and heatsink with four copper heatpipes having direct contact with the CPU. The cooler supports wide range of Intel and AMD CPU Sockets and has got maximum cooling capacity of 95W. Also, the cooler is quiet and has got good build quality. This low profile CPU cooler is very easy to install compared to the others in this list.

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SilverStone Argon AR06 Low-Profile CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel Socket LGA 1150/1151/1155/1156 and AMD Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2
Fan Size 92mm
Fan Speed 1200 – 2500 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Copper Heat pipes
Cooler Height 58mm

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Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B CPU Cooler

Here we have a low profile CPU cooler from Scythe which is a smaller and lesser known company but it specializes in CPU coolers and case fans. Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B CPU Cooler comes with a slim heatsink that has six copper heatpipes and a 120mm sleeve bearing low profile fan. This CPU cooler is compatible with both Intel and AMD CPU Sockets.

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The cooler performs better than the stock coolers but its mounting can be a bit tricky for some motherboards. The height of this CPU cooler is 58mm which makes it easy to fit in slim and SFF cases. Overall it is a decent CPU cooler for use in small form factor PCs or HTPC.

Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel Socket LGA 2011 / 2011-v3 (Square ILM), T / LGA775, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366 and AMD Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 500 – 2000 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 5 Copper Heatpipes
Cooler Height 58mm

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Low Profile Liquid CPU Cooler for Mini-ITX PC

Here is a low profile liquid CPU cooler for small form factor mini-ITX cases or motherboards.

Corsair Hydro Series H5 SF Low-Profile Liquid CPU Cooler

This is the only good low profile liquid CPU cooler that you can get for SFF PCs having mini-ITX motherboards. This Corsair Hydro Series H5 SF Low-Profile Liquid CPU Cooler supports only mini-ITX motherboards because of its unique installation over the mini-ITX motherboard. This AIO liquid CPU cooler comes with a low profile or slim radiator and a blower type fan for cooling the radiator. The water pump comes with a copper base for better heat transfer to the liquid coolant.

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This LP liquid CPU cooler is a bit tricky to install because it sits over the mini-ITX motherboard using a special retention plate that attaches to the motherboard and CPU cooler using screws and standoffs. The performance of this Liquid CPU cooler is great and way better than the low profile Air CPU coolers. It is silent at normal loads but can get a bit loud at heavy loads where there is too much CPU processing power is involved. It is officially compatible with Corsair Air240, 250D, and 380T computer cases but may also work with other mini-ITX cases.

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Corsair Hydro Series H5 SF Low-Profile Liquid CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 115X, 1366 and AMD AM2, AM3, FM1, FM2
Radiator Size 167mm x 40mm x 57mm
Fan Size 120mm x 32mm
Fan Speed 1000 – 1800 RPM
Cooler Height 84mm

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Final Words

So, if you are building a SFF Gaming PC, HTPC or a powerful compact PC then you do not have to be worried about your CPU temperatures as these above mentioned low profile CPU coolers will take care of it. These Slim CPU Coolers are very efficient and offers much better performance than the Stock CPU Coolers. Also, most of the above mentioned low profile coolers support both Intel and AMD CPU Sockets. If you have got any queries regarding them then please ask me by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Matthias Mahler June 1, 2018

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