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Best ball bearing CPU cooler for LGA 1150?

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July 30, 2014 8:58:45 PM

Hello,
I'm looking for a good cpu cooler for my Gigabyte Z97 UD5H and i5-4690 CPU.
It needs to have ball bearing or better and must cost less than 70$.
Since I'm new to computer building, I don't feel confident using a water cooler, so a durable, easy to install CPU air cooler would be perfect.
Please give your suggestions and I greatly appreciate your answers!
Thank you very much
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July 30, 2014 9:00:03 PM

We need to know what case.
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July 30, 2014 9:00:54 PM

212 EVO- Best under 40 bucks.
Noctua NH-d14 is a bit over, but its one of the best air coolers around.

But the case can restrict what you fit
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July 30, 2014 9:04:37 PM

We can't suggest compatibility without a case.
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a c 984 à CPUs
July 31, 2014 10:02:08 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $69.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 13:00 EDT-0400
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July 31, 2014 10:04:01 AM

Gam3r01 said:
212 EVO- Best under 40 bucks.
Noctua NH-d14 is a bit over, but its one of the best air coolers around.

But the case can restrict what you fit


Are you sure the Noctua NH-d14 has a long lifespan? It has SSO bearing, which is a type of sleeve bearing.
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July 31, 2014 10:05:00 AM

I own the Noctua NH-D14 been running in my sons gamer 2 years straight no issues.
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July 31, 2014 10:05:31 AM

I don't care at all about noise. I just need something that can last 50 years and provide good airflow.
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July 31, 2014 10:06:57 AM

Noctua fans are quiet , the NH-D14 is a beast and the fans are built to last.
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