I need help on deciding for a new cooler. Currently have the Thermaltake Frio which is great but a bit too loud. Kept it on medium setting but still uneasy and feels like such a waste. Anyway currently running Phenom II 965 at 3.8 averaging at 35c at room temp of about 14c. Hoping not to stray too far from current temps. There are also plans on migrating to new system, still waiting on dozer to decide. As such the two coolers I actually have in mind are the Antec Kuhler 620 or Noctua NH-D14 cooler. My case is the HAF X so I can pretty much accommodate most anything. I generally want silent cooling since I'm running reference 6970 and add to that the frio and you get one head humping sound. I can still hear it while I play using my headset. Please give suggestions, thanks in advance guys.
I'm running a Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 on my i7 990x @4.0GHZ with 2 fans (mounting hardware for an extra fan is included.) The Cooler is fairly small and doesn't block any mem slots. Best thing is, it's very quiet, with an ambient of 18c, idle temps are ~21c and load temps while folding@home don't go above ~42c.... oh, and it's way inexpensive.