good cpu cooler

Hey yall i have this computer i built
but my cpu fan is stock and it is pretty loud. I was wondering what would be a great choice to replace it with would be? something that is efficient in cooling capability but also not to noisy, Thanks!
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  1. Noctua NH-U12S is extremely quiet and more than enough cooling power for your non-overclocked system.
  2. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
  3. is that a really good company for fans? I know i forgot to list budget thats my fault but was hoping for something cheaper cause i noticed a one from cooler master on new egg just now for 35 dollars its 212 evo and sorry i dont know too much so maybe the noctua is worth the extra money over that one
  4. yeah thats the one i saw lol
  5. Best answer
    The hyper 212 is also a decent cooler. Noctua is known as being one of (if not THE) best cooling companies in the industry.

    Sound benchmarks:

    But if on a tight budget, the hyper 212 will get the job done, and be quieter than the stock fan.
  6. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is the best budget CPU cooler.Noctua coolers are more for extreme OCing and for people who have enough money for a PC that they don't know what to do with it.
    I have a CM Hyper 212 EVO and I'm really happy.I can't hear it,even when playing Crysis 3 at high with no AA. It's that quiet. ;)
  7. ok thanks yall i think i will go for the cooler master even though some of the noctua ones look great (2 fan things lol awesome) If i upgrade to an overclockable cpu next time which i prob will i might opt for noctua stuff
  8. also does that come with the thermal compound?
  9. Yes, it comes with a small tube of paste. Good luck with the new fan!

    Here's a decent video showing methods for applying the paste.
  10. wait guys newegg has on sale for just a few dollars more i should get that one over the 212 right?
  11. Go with the 212.
  12. Hyper N520 Fan Noise Level 19 dBA (no PWM control)
    Hyper 212 Fan Noise Level 9 - 36 dBA

    So it looks like the N520 will be a little louder at low temps, but the 212 will be louder when it ramps up.

    Both are overkill as far as cooling your system, but I'd personally probably take the 212 over the N520 if noise is my main concern. It will also depend on your ambient temperatures. That's what will decide how hard the 212 will be ramping up. I'm in Canada now so things stay pretty cool - low fan speed - nice and quiet.
  13. k tghanks guys
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