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Cooler Master Nepton 240M or NZXT Kraken X41?

clarityqt

57 months ago

Hey everybody. Looking to hash out my final choice on a CPU cooler. Originally I had the Corsair H100i selected but I've heard nothing but noise complaints about it even though it apparently preforms fairly well.

This is my build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $304.12 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Nepton 240M 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $107.52 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $7.37 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $110.55 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $110.78 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $75.79 @ OutletPC
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.71 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card $556.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $107.52 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.87 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.32 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1557.54
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1517.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-30 12:27 EDT-0400

With that being said I chose some other CPU Coolers around the same price point but I'm torn between two now. The Cooler Master Nepton 240m and the NZXT Kraken X41. Another choice I had suggested to me was an ANTEC KUHLER(http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-cpu-cooler-kuhlerh2o1250). This is a little cheaper than both the CM Nepton and the Kraken, would it preform more or less the same?

Anybody have opinions on which I should go with? I'm fairly clueless when it comes to CPU Coolers :P

Also another question: I plan to replace the fans on the radiator with LED fans, would the two I have selected suffice or should I get some higher quality ones to ensure they are of the same quality as the ones that come attached to the radiator?

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Btw the H100i doesn't perform fairly well, its out done by air coolers that are nearly twice as cheap and iirc its out done by the X41. I would go for the Coolmaster Nepton 240M.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with Cooler Master Nepton 240M.

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