I sometimes oc my i5 2500k to 4.5 ghz. To do so I got a 212 evo. Sometimes I game when it's on standard settings. During some of my more demanding games I notice it becomes a rocket blasting off because of how loud it is. It put it simply.. I want something that's as good or better and not insanely loud. I'm willing to spend more for liquid but I won't oc it over 4.5 prolly ever.
Does your game performance go up noticeably when you overclock? Does it need to be overclocked?
Perhaps a solution is putting it back to normally clock speeds if there is not a noticeable performance difference? I ended up just backing it down since ther wasn't a justifiable reason or performance gain other than to show off benchmarks.
I am running a i5 2500 w/ a GTX580 and haven't found a single game where the overclock improved the performance.
You could try the Corsair closed WC solutions. I am running a H100 and it is pretty quiet. I never hear it over my GTX580.
dont forget it not only the gpu fan that going to spin up in gaming it going to be the gpu fan as well. on my i5 ib system it not the cpu fan that loud it the nvidia gpu fan. i would use one of gpu fan tools like afterburner for nvidia cards if you have a nvidia card and turn the fan speed up and see if the sound was your cpu or gpu fan.
It'll sound like a rocket ship even at non oc speeds when its going for 3.7... maybe it id the gpu... anno 2070 makes ny computer roar and I don't remember it being this bad when I had the stock cpu fan on.. I have a program that can shoot up the could so I can tell if its it.. anything for the glue that makes it and it alone go full speed?