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April 9, 2014 9:36:39 PM

This is my build

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1086.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-10 00:33 EDT-0400)

I have the hyper 212 evo cooler but I had a hard time installing it so I went with the fan that came with my cpu. Is the cpu fan the problem?

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April 9, 2014 9:44:07 PM

Yes, the stock intel cooler can be very noisy when it spins up to full speed.
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April 9, 2014 9:53:21 PM

If you can/wan you should get a water cooler (much quieter) or an air cooler with a lower profile for it to fit easier in the case.
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April 9, 2014 9:57:49 PM

Generally speaking, aftermarket air coolers are WAY WAY quieter than closed loop water coolers.
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April 9, 2014 10:12:29 PM

Due to the fact that they add low quality high performance fans yes, but you can simply buy a replacement fan that runs much better & totally silent, usually that's what most do though.
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April 9, 2014 10:12:38 PM

My experience with Intel stock coolers goes back to the days of the Netburst architecture with my Pentium D 945 and its stock cooler was really noisy when the CPU is under a heavy load. That was 8 years back but it seems like it is still the case with the stock coolers they ship with chips this days as well.
The CM Hyper 212 EVO is a much better cooler than the stock Intel cooler and can keep your CPU cooler under load while the fan is not even spinning at 100 % of its speed, so it is a waste of money not to use this instead of the Intel stock cooler. What kind of problem did you run into while installing the Hyper 212 EVO?
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April 9, 2014 10:20:10 PM

here's my thoughts on the stock cooler vs evo on a low power Xeon;

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2098478/intel-stoc...

It's absolute junk.

The EVO is awesome, you won't be able to hear it above any other fan in your PC. It cools my Xeon to 49C with it's fan on lowest speed whilst running Prime continuously!
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April 9, 2014 10:29:25 PM

Demorthus said:
Due to the fact that they add low quality high performance fans yes, but you can simply buy a replacement fan that runs much better & totally silent, usually that's what most do though.


Not really; at least when you've heard custom watercooling. The pumps on all in ones are horrible and of the cheapest quality they can get away with; combine that with being fastened to the motherboard and thus passing on vibrations to the case, and even an H100i with Noctuas on it is going to end up being noisier/more annoying than a hyper 212 EVO, or better yet, a 140mm cooler.
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April 9, 2014 10:31:58 PM

I had a hard time aligning the x bracket screws with the holes.
I'm going to try to put the cooler on tomorrow.
How do I remove the thermal paste that is already on the cpu?
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April 9, 2014 10:34:25 PM

rrod14 said:
I had a hard time aligning the x bracket screws with the holes.
I'm going to try to put the cooler on tomorrow.
How do I remove the thermal paste that is already on the cpu?


Take a micro fiber cleaning cloth or a coffee filter and use 91%+ alcohol to wipe and clean the surfaces completely, but be gentle!
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April 9, 2014 10:44:54 PM

^ Q-tips work great too, as long as you use a soft touch so as to not leave little whisps of cotton on the cpu.
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April 9, 2014 10:49:04 PM

rrod14 said:
I had a hard time aligning the x bracket screws with the holes.
I'm going to try to put the cooler on tomorrow.
How do I remove the thermal paste that is already on the cpu?


comes of great with soft paper towel (the stuff from the kitchen).

As long as those screws are in the correct slot position on the bracket, you should be able to align them with your fingers, make sure they're going into the mobo sockets nice and square, not cross threaded.

No force is necessary.
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