What are the noise levels of these fans compared to Coolermaster V8?
I want to get a fan that is quiet(at least the same as V8) with the performance similar to the fans suggested by you guys and not more expensive than the V8.
p.s. I won't be getting Noctua as it is way too expensive in NZ
the stock TRUE fan that came with mine is really quiet, but it is a low performance deal... at 4 Ghz it gets 85 C on all 4 cores.
I have a two fan setup, where the stock fan is on at full whenever, and a 100 CFM delta is on full only if temp > 65 C are detected. This drops the temp to 75 on the same system under absolute full load, but do not help with idle temps. And when it is fully on, it sounds like a jet engine, or a "quiet" server room if you ever been in one...
Prolimatech is the best from what i understand, in noise and cooling. The problem is u need a monster case to hold it in because its huge, but any full tower should support it.
The Scythe is another overkill in cooling, but is a little smaller than Prolimatech.
Notcua is one of my favorites, very quiet in big cases, and the cooling is excellent. I would recommend this cooling option anyday. I just wish it came with better colors...but oh well you can always change fans.