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What is the best CPU cooler?

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October 13, 2013 3:43:03 PM

Considering price and noise as the biggest concern, what is the best CPU cooler out of these options?

The Xigmatek Gaia "http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..."

The Masscool 7WA868 "http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..."

The NZXT RC-RST20-01 "http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-146-..."

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October 13, 2013 3:48:52 PM

I would pick the Xigmatek out of the three. But for about the same price, how about the 212 EVO?
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October 13, 2013 3:51:32 PM

I wanted to put that on the comparison list but I decided to not go with it as it is about $5 more than even the Xigmatek and that will go over my budget right now since I'm planning on buying something else. Also I decided to rule it out as it is noted as being quite loud at full speed which the cooler will probably almost always be in or near that since I live in a really hot place and I tend to use my computer for gaming quite often.
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October 13, 2013 3:52:06 PM

The Gaia or Masstech look nice. Never heard of Masstech before but the spec on that cooler looks good. The fan will be louder than the Gaia though.
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October 13, 2013 4:03:40 PM

I have the EVO and have used the Xigmatek. The EVO isn't loud at all. I can't even hear it. Most of the noise from my build comes from case fans. But stick within your budget. :) 
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October 13, 2013 4:17:23 PM

ksham said:
I have the EVO and have used the Xigmatek. The EVO isn't loud at all. I can't even hear it. Most of the noise from my build comes from case fans. But stick within your budget. :) 


+1, I never hear my 212 EVO, when gaming the sound of my GPU is louder than it anyways, and at idle my computer is near silent.
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October 14, 2013 10:15:13 AM

The Xigmatek Gaia or the NZXT Respire T20, with the nod going towards the Gaia.
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October 14, 2013 1:29:51 PM

The hyper 212 at max speed is loud. Very. Loud.

At around 1000-1100 rpm the hyper 212 blends well enough with 5x noctua nf-s12a case fans at max speed that it becomes difficult to differentiate between them.
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