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What is the best cpu cooler around $40? (AM3+)

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February 15, 2014 9:53:55 AM

I have a fx 8320 and the cpu cooler sounds like it will take flight during a game of battlefield 4. What cpu cooler would be best that is around $40? I dont really want to do a water loop. I am mainly looking for an air cooler that is quiet...

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February 15, 2014 10:01:11 AM
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February 15, 2014 10:06:16 AM

another vote for the cm 212+ evo
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February 15, 2014 10:16:51 AM

stick an aftermarket fan on it that tops off around 1300r pm and it will be silent, the current evo fans hits around 1900-2k rpm so you can notice it
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February 15, 2014 10:19:52 AM

dirtyferret said:
stick an aftermarket fan on it that tops off around 1300r pm and it will be silent, the current evo fans hits around 1900-2k rpm so you can notice it


Would you get one fan or put 2, one on each side?
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February 15, 2014 10:23:09 AM

If quiet is what your looking for, than the Artic Freezer series is where I would look. Don't run quite as cool as the 212, but Arctic cooling has very quiet fans.
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February 15, 2014 10:25:46 AM

ive run it with both and see no difference with two fans, in fact I own two 212+ (one with two fans and one single) on my two PCs

the HSF is too small to make a second fan difference and if you do need two fans for your CPU then you should be looking at larger coolers
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February 15, 2014 10:28:39 AM

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If quiet is what your looking for, than the Artic Freezer series is where I would look. Don't run quite as cool as the 212, but Arctic cooling has very quiet fans.


the i30 is also a good budget cooler, its fan makes little noise since it tops off at 1350rpm. If you want performance get a faster fan, if you want silence get a slower fan.

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