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EVGA ACX CPU cooler vs Noctua u9s.

GentlemanShark

48 months ago

Which would be better for a mini ITX system? I'm probably not going to overclock that much and would prefer it to be around as quiet as an Evo 212.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The Noctua will be quieter. Is this for the Hadron? That gives you a CPU clearance of 140mm - I would give this a go. Or a Thermaltake Frio Silent 12.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-ucacop0900csb01

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for the Hadron. Just want Performance and quiet.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe take a look at the Cryorig M9i. It's a very good cooler considering its size.

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/cryorig-cpu-cooler-m9i

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The Noctua looks like it would cool better though.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

They're nearly identical in performance:

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7426/cryorig-m9i-cpu-cooler-review/index6.html

the Noctua is within margin of error in the areas of both noise and cooling, and the Cryorig is a lot cheaper.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't notice that, I just thought it would be better quality, performance, and noise levels.

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