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ID-COOLING Sweden Series SE-224-XT CPU Cooler $26 + Postage (Free Click & Collect) @ PLE Computers

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Excellent cooler at an excellent price.
Cools as well as much more expensive and well regarded coolers, but is a little louder than those when pushed to max load.

Some reviews:
Tweaktown, TechPowerUp, Eteknix

Note: Delivery charge for me is $10.69, for a total of $36.69 Delivered. Postage costs will likely vary.

Product Specification page: idcooling.com
Overall Dimension: 120×73×154mm (L×W×H)

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  • +10 votes

    A good comparison between all the budget tower coolers was uploaded recently Hardware Canucks

  • +9 votes

    You could get this and strap a Noctua fan to it and still be in front…

  • +6 votes

    Would a quieter fan like the Arctic P12 PWM make a good difference?

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      Most likely. That is what I did with my cooler.

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      I've got a P12 either side of it cooling a 5600x, very quiet and doesn't go over 80 benchmarking

  • +3 votes

    Just get a snowman MT6 from Aliexpress.

    I have it cooling a 5600X no problems at all.

    https://imgur.com/a/IIEL0E5

    • +1 vote

      seems I use my retired nhd15 for 5600x is overkill:)

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        what temps are you getting with the DH15 with the 5600X under load?

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          around 75~77degree when running cinebench r23

    • +3 votes

      This one - Aliexpress ? The two-fan version is $28.80 USD with free shipping, so about $40 AUD. Seems like a good option if you're willing to wait a few weeks. (It says estimated delivery is 20-40 days)… It's likely you can bring the cost down a few bucks with some AliExpress coupon codes…

      • +1 vote

        Yes that one.

        • +1 vote

          The two fan version is 29.29 AUD from "Snowman Official Store" on AliExpress

          The three fan version is 33.47 AUD with store discounts applied.

          https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000307321126.html

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            @RickyJ: oh, plus GST.

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              @RickyJ: Oh. Apparently the one I linked it the MX6. Fans have 7 black blades rather than 9 white ones.

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                @RickyJ: both use the same wattage and have the same noise level but the MX6 has fan speed range of 600-2000rpm rather than 800-1500rpm.

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            @RickyJ: The one you linked to is not the MT6. It is a 6 heat pipe, but it's much smaller.

            It uses 90x90mm fans.

            The MT6 uses 120x120mm fans.

            Don't get the one you linked to.

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      As decent as the MT6 is, I'd rather get my package somewhat "PLE quick" for roughly the same cost.
      MT6 mounts are horrible with their plastic clips. Also I just can't stand the silver top finish. It's so 2010

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        The clips on both the MT6 and MX6 appear to be metal in the photos on AliExpress. Both in the store description and in the customer reviews.

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          Correct, they are metal clips. The AMD Wraith Prism also use metal clips. I see no issue with them.

    • +1 vote

      The mounting solution for the MT6 on AMD is awful, it truly is. I wouldn't have any issues recommending it for Intel builds however.

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        PITA mounting and unmounting my snowman cooler. Works well though, a lot better than stock at least.

  • +5 votes

    Whats Swedish about this? The bitter cold?

    • +5 votes

      Smells like pickled herrings….

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      They should have gone blue and yellow colours

    • +6 votes

      Comes as a flat-pack, have to assemble the heatsink first

  • +1 vote

    Amazing price, even hyper 212 is around $45 mark

  • +1 vote

    I bought this a couple of weeks ago for $35. On my 11th generation i5 it reduced CPU temperatures under heavy load by 50 degrees Celsius compared to the Intel stock cooler! It is also super quiet. Highly recommended.

    • +12 votes

      What the hell was the Intel cooler running at to drop it by 50 degrees?

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        You've never tried the 0 volt fan mod?

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        ~95 I guess 0.0

        Pretty damn hot but the 11th gen i5s can pull up to 140w or so, no way a stock intel cooler can deal with that

      • +2 votes

        It was running close to 100 degrees on full load. The CPU has 65W TDP. The stock cooler was installed correctly, the fan spinning at the right speed and the thermal paste that was attached to the cooler was used.

        I'm using a B560 board from Asus that has a function (APE) to increase power levels for non-K CPUs, this is turned on by default:
        https://min.news/en/tech/4dc03bbaa167fa35577eeb2009307d2e.ht...

        Turning it off brought the CPU with stock cooler down to more reasonable temps (75-80 degrees under full load). Since I wanted to make use of this feature without frying my CPU, I bought the cooler from this thread and max temp I've seen with APE enabled dropped to around 50 degrees. Idle around 25. It's overkill to use 180W TDP cooler for a 65W CPU, but the results are great.

        • +1 vote

          It might officially have a 65w TDP, but nowadays TDP != peak power draw — if you want it to run near its max boost speeds it draws more like 140w. So from that perspective a beefy cooler is totally justifiable.

          Intel's approach this gen to catching up to AMD performance was just to run the chips super hard, to the point where you can get some kind of ridiculous numbers approaching 300w during specialised loads. Not called rocket lake for nothing, they are fast and hot!

    • +1 vote

      What!? What was your idle temps with the stock fan vs the new cooler?

      • +1 vote

        From 45 down to 25 degrees.

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      Holy smokes Batman!

    • +2 votes

      You must not have had the oem installed correctly. Only way I can see this happening.

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    I haven't been keeping up with CPU cooler prices and to me this looks pretty good. Is this about as good as they come or will a better deal come in the near future?

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      It’s $26 which is very low end pricing.
      I just did the Corsair 100x because I thought it would be cool to have an AIO watercooling loop for $99 but this would do the same job I believe.

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    Shipping was killer at a questionable $13 and change to Sydney, but I was swayed by the positive feedback here and reviews on youtube and the like, particularly since I was considering the Gammaxx V2 for a while. Speaking of which, that can be had for $29+delivery at umart for the gamers who prefer performance enhancing blue LEDs.

    Thanks, OP

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      I've also heard good things of the Gammax 400, and as you pointed out it's currently $29 + $9 postage from Umart, for a total of $38 delivered. Umart.

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    Machines and More did a review on SE-224-XT compared to similar priced coolers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Q4dlFtAeA&t=1s&ab_channel=...

    I ended up getting an SE-224-XT for my NR200p build

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      Does it fit in the NR200 with the tempered side panel? I'm tempted about that combo

      • +1 vote

        I don't have any personal experience, but the spec page for the cooler states 154mm height… If it fits it will be super tight fit in the NR200…
        NR200 states CPU cooler clearance of 155mm…
        NR200P states clearance of 153mm for tempered glass side panel, or 155mm for vented steel side panel.

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          Yeah I've heard people just screwing the panel in place but I get worried a tiny vibration will set it off.

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            @tempestswitch: The Corsair Hyper 212 Black is ~5mm taller than the SE-224-XT, and the 212 Black is shown in all of Corsair's own promotional material as fitting. I haven't tried personally though.

      • +1 vote

        With the top cover removed it has no issues fitting with the Tempered Glass panel.

  • +4 votes

    In true OzBargain spirit I just bought one coz it's a good deal, even though I don't need it.

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      In all honesty I was very close to purchasing myself… but went with an unused wraith stealth for $5 from Facebook marketplace, which is very local to where i live :)

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        $5 is good (and realistic). People try to flog those off for $20-$30 but I can't imagine they actually go for that.

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    excellent cooler, been using mine for a year. Only using it on a 9500F, set it to a static speed (35% I think?) inaudible and keeps it cool. Highly recommend.

  • +1 vote

    Ordered one! Just what i needed for my 7th gen i7 build that has been donated to me. Ill be overclocking this baby to 5gz!

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    bought this for my 5600x awhile ago idle temps went from 38 to 25 degrees.

    Only downfall is the crappy fan, started ticking after 2 months. Change to a better fan all good.

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    I feel like idcooling air cooler are a bit underrated, I don't have this cooler but I do use a is60 with a corsair ML120 in a sff build with a overclocked 5600x @4.73Ghz and a 6800xt, still only maxed at 66C.

  • +2 votes

    as good as it maybe i rather stick with noctua because of the reusuability. upgraded from a i7-930 to a 5600x the other day and reused the noctua u12p with the free am4 socket adapter provided by noctua. running cinebench r23 only gets to 64C after 10min. 12yrs of service from an awesome cpu cooler and it'll probably go for another 12yrs. who knows what cpu it will be by then !

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      noctua is 4x the price