I have a intel quad core processor and the cpu stock cooler that came with it.
Now that i'm starting to make some changes in my PC I would really like to get damn rid of this cooler's noise!
I dont do overclocking but I would like a silent cooler (no more than 24 dB) but also a cooler that don't lack performance when I'm playing games!
My budget is 30 to 50$
So far I've seen:
Cooler Noctua NH-U9B SE2
Cooler CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
Scythe MUGEN-2 Rev.B - SCMG-2100
What do you guys think?
What do you recommend me?
ps: One thing I did not get from these fans is that one has a 3 pin conector (noctua), so I wouldnt be able to control its speed. But in its specs, it's clearly visible that they mention a rpm variation!
go with larger coolers (120mm fan) if you need silence... you didn't mention your case... it plays an important role on your coolers performance... but since you dont OC i would recommend a budget cooler like hyper 212 provided you have atleast one exhaust and one intake fan in your case... or at least an exhaust the least... i always find CM fans a little noisier at high rpm's... if thats the case, for the coolers price ($15) you can spend another $15 and go for a top notch PWM fan like Sharkoon Silent Eagle...