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January 27, 2014 7:37:57 PM

Ive been looking for the best non liquid cpu cooler ( im looking for the best coolers for up 2 100$, but i also would like to see ones for less than 100$ ) but i am seeing mixed reviews and benchmarks on cpu coolers so i would like to know which is the one the one that can keep my i5 4670k the coolest :) 

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January 27, 2014 7:56:29 PM

The Hyper 212 EVO is not the best air cooler. It might be the best VALUE but it's not even close to being the best air cooler. It's a fine cooler, though the fan I got building another persons PC was noisier than my Noctua even at idle and when gaming it made a big difference.

You should be looking at something like NOCTUA coolers at this price range. I love my Noctua NH-D14 but it has VOLTAGE-controlled fans. If your CPU_FAN supports voltage that's a great cooler.

THIS is probably the best cooler, or close to it: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu14s

Make sure it fits your case.
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January 27, 2014 7:56:47 PM

For a budget pc build? I saw more expensive ones though :o 
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January 27, 2014 7:57:51 PM

Whats voltage control ?
I have a rosewill thor v2 w
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January 27, 2014 7:58:28 PM

Zherms said:
Hyper 212 EVO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Best non-liquid cooled fan out there


That's not true. The 212 Evo is a good cooler considering its price, but its no where near the best.

I suggest you take a look at the NH-D14 by noctua
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January 27, 2014 8:00:19 PM

Do the silverstone he01, zalman cnp11x extreme and the be quiet dark rock pro 2 compete with the noctua one u mentioned, i find benchmarks that show dofferent results about these coolers 0-0
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January 27, 2014 8:03:08 PM

Tehflamex said:
Whats voltage control ?
I have a rosewill thor v2 w


Your motherboard supports PWM fan control. You can Google if you wish. It may however also support VOLTAGE but manuals rarely tell you. My Asus doesn't. Some Gigabyte boards do.

Voltage just means the fan spins when the voltage increases so there might be 5V at slowest and 12V at fastest. When you have the software setup properly (for PWM or Voltage) the fan is controlled automatically by the motherboard according to the temperature. You can designate the LOW and HIGH speeds and how fast it ramps up.

Your case should be fine, but to absolutely confirm compare the HEIGHT of the CPU COOLER with the height of coolers the case supports (will be listed somewhere for case, and the Noctua specs are at the Noctua site.)

Your case width is pretty standard so I doubt you'll have an issue.
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January 27, 2014 8:05:06 PM

Okay what about the other ones i mentioned, im also looking for cooling + ~quietness ~
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January 27, 2014 8:09:38 PM

Tehflamex said:
Do the silverstone he01, zalman cnp11x extreme and the be quiet dark rock pro 2 compete with the noctua one u mentioned, i find benchmarks that show dofferent results about these coolers 0-0


Benchmarks can be very confusing for CPU coolers. They usually show at least two. One might show how much it cools at full FAN SPEED, and one might show the NOISE LEVEL when the CPU is a certain temperature, or similar graphs.

What I can tell you is that I have an i7-3770K and the Noctua NH-D14 which is nearly identical to the cooler I linked (close enough). I can NOT hear it in normal operation. I even shut my eyes and had someone stop the fan when I was three feet away.

Unless you are massively overclocking the CPU which I don't encourage the Noctua is overkill for cooling. It is however QUIETER than cheaper coolers especially under load and that was my reason for getting it.
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January 27, 2014 8:16:44 PM

Can it handle an overclock to 4.6ghz
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January 27, 2014 8:29:31 PM

Tehflamex said:
Can it handle an overclock to 4.6ghz


Easily.
Your ability to overclock stably will depend more on the CPU itself (not all i5-4670K's are identical), and the quality of the motherboard though.

4.6GHz is roughly the limit. I would also recommend dropping to 4.2GHz since overclocking beyond this does not affect games (unless you have an expensive Crossfire/SLI setup). I managed 4.2GHz by changing the core multipliers to "42" each.

I personally don't think it's a good idea to push things right to the limit, especially if no benefit is observed, and especially when fan noise increases.
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January 27, 2014 8:30:29 PM

So what temps do you think ill get at 4.6ghz ??
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January 27, 2014 8:38:35 PM

Tehflamex said:
So what temps do you think ill get at 4.6ghz ??


Look at the article. I don't know your room temperature either. They got about 79degC at 4.4GHz so it would be about 88degC possibly.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/12/04/noctua_nhu14s...

It beat every other cooler. Not by much but it did. That's also a stress test so it won't be nearly that hot/loud under gaming either.

Your CPU can handle 105degC I believe.
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January 28, 2014 8:15:44 PM

Okay so im probably gonnaget the noctua but what are the other cpu coolers in the noctua leauge ??¿
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January 28, 2014 8:17:34 PM

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January 28, 2014 8:38:16 PM

Ho does that compare to the noctua nhu14s??
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January 29, 2014 4:50:16 AM

I like the Phanteks , best cooler I've ever used.
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