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Looking for cheap silent cooler

random2

62 months ago

Using i5-4590 with stock cooler atm,on medium or heavy loads sound is true pain in the *** putting it simply. Ain't need any high end cooler since my CPU isn't overclockable anyway just want a significantly more silent one,preferably 25$ and below.Oh and it's height should be 90mm or below!..yeah I know it complicates the situation,but those vertical fan heatsink cubes are just not for me.

Ones I considered: Arctic Cooling Freezer 11-LP (really nice looking,on the other hand can low profle fan handle my CPU on long gaming streaks? probably not.. the airflow is low too) Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus (uhm.. that square heatsink, ain't sure probably hard to mount on mATX board,but heard some decent responses about that CPU due to its unrivaled cheapnesssilence and fairly decent performance) Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Rev.2 .. aint know anything about this one Cooler Master Vortex PLUS the design just.. well ain't think could it hold on because the PC is getting shaked time to time and sometimes can suffer a kick,would like CPU cooler to remain firmly in place in those circumstances.

Anyone know any other preferably superior ones than these?

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

dear lord, looks just terrible, like from 90's.. people actually buying that 1?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a few builds with it on this site.

Here is another option: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhl9i

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

the noctua nh-l9i is rated for 65 watt TDP. It can be used on haswell chip with 84 watts but with this guidelines: Recommended with good case ventilation, Intel Turbo Mode disabled and typical workloads only (not recommended for continuous 100% load on all CPU cores).

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

pegotico's suggestion seems most optimal so far,as for that noctua..sheesh pricy as hell.. its so tiny and costs so much..really? dear lord.. also it seems a bit too low profile for me.

As i measured my case i see i have ~100mm space in height for the CPU cooler so looking for 100mm and below.

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