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need recommendations for quiet cpu cooler

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April 3, 2013 9:00:12 PM

I've been using a stock intel i5 heatsink for the past year and have noticed an increase in fan noise over the year. I think now is the time to upgrade to a better cpu cooler, but I need help picking the right kind. I don't care if it's water cooling or if its a regular kind as long as it's quiet.

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April 3, 2013 9:09:15 PM

Noctua and Bequiet branded one are very quiet, i mean VERY quiet... If you're not in the need for a really silent PC (if you can tolerate some noise even if it's barely audible) i suggest you the CM 212 evo for about 30$, it'll cool the cpu very well and it's almost silent (fan isn't a Noctua one but still fairly silent comparing to other branded fans like the Corsair ones)
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April 3, 2013 9:51:49 PM

I say the H100i. would be a good choice on the Liquid cooling side of things.
April 4, 2013 4:06:59 PM

thanks for the recommendations everyone. I looked into it and seems like the noctua one for around 90 is a solid choice.