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#1 Narcotic

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

I've got an AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz AM3 CPU, and an ASRock 990FX Extreme3 Mobo.

 

Now that that's out of the way;

 

The stock fan for the CPU above is extremely noisy, and from what I read, it's not a good fan to Overclock with.  I'd like some suggestions for a fan that is fairly quiet and effective enough to overclock if I desire (Effectiveness > Noise).

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

Cooler master 212 evo is king for it's price. A budget would be helpful though.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

Cooler master 212 evo is king for it's price. A budget would be helpful though.

+1 on this, you won't get a better cooler for the money, and you could pay more for one not as good. :)


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

+2  the EVO is hard to beat for the price.

 

I like the looks of the TPC-812 more, and it cools a tad better, but is a tad louder too, not to mention twice as much $$$.

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this is a nice list with temps and noise: http://www.frostytec...eid=2713&page=4

 


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

Any tower-type cooler that has a few copper heatpipes and a 120mm fan will run circles around the stock OEM cooler in both thermal performance and noise. You can get one starting around 25$ and when the fan gets noisy you can just swap it. 

 

Just my two cents. :)



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

What case are you using? Height from top of  CPU on mounted motherboard to case side determines possible height of heatsink assembly. RAM height can also matter (heat spreader height).



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

Hey Narc, knowing what your budget is and where you can buy from (as others have said) would be really helpful.

 

However, price to performance ratio you can't beat the CM 212 EVO.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

Another vote for famous Hyper 212 EVO.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:35 PM

If a budget does not exist... A passive watercooling unit by coolance. If not the a hyper 212 evo or a prolimatech megahalems

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

Sorry for the long time to reply, was out of town for work!  

 

Well, budget it's too big of a deal for me (wouldn't go over $200, but that's way more than any CPU sink/fan that I'm aware of).

 

 

But the votes, are in and I'll give the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo may be the winner.

 

Any last shots, maybe up to $100? 

I noticed the Hyper 212 Evo that everyone mentioned above is only ~$40 or a bit less, so that sounds like a steal determined by the ratings of it.

 

I typically shop at Newegg for PC hardware.

 

EDIT: Also, I doubt the spacing in my tower will be an issue, I have the Thermaltake Chaser MK-I and it's quite spacey.


Edited by Narcotic, 23 April 2013 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

212 :) it takes nearly any chip your generation and on to the point of diminishing returns anyway, making spending more on a better cooler kind of pointless IMHO


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

I just bought the corsair H60 for 6bucks not to bad I might say and its pretty quiet even with the stock fan it comes with.


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