Need a SILENT yet powerful low profile heatsink/fan

I need a recomendation for a low profile heatsink/fan. It has to be no noise. Im building a computer on a moneual 320s case, and Im putting a i7-3770S on it, links below:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116503
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811280022&Tpk=moneual%20320s

The only cooling for the case are 3x 40mm fans in the rear, wich I already got and are 6CFM


So questions, is the intel stock cooler silent? If not, I can most defently get a Coolink 120mm fan, wich I happen to own and I know its silent. Bould would the heatsink be enough, or do I need to get a better one?
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  1. Noctua NH-C12P SE14 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608019

    NH-C12P SE14 Quiet CPU Cooler Features:
    NF-P14 (140mm) premium fan, Low profile, 6 Heatpipes for the optimum in quiet cooling performance.

    Noise Level
    Acoustical Noise: 19,6 dB(A)
    Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.: 13,2 dB(A)
    Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.: 10,1 dB(A)


    Heatsink Dimensions
    152 x 140 x 114mm x 25mm Fan
    Weight
    730g
  2. nikorr said:
    Noctua NH-C12P SE14 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608019

    NH-C12P SE14 Quiet CPU Cooler Features:
    NF-P14 (140mm) premium fan, Low profile, 6 Heatpipes for the optimum in quiet cooling performance.

    Noise Level
    Acoustical Noise: 19,6 dB(A)
    Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.: 13,2 dB(A)
    Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.: 10,1 dB(A)


    Heatsink Dimensions
    152 x 140 x 114mm x 25mm Fan
    Weight
    730g
    http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/35-608-019-Z02?$S300W$
    http://www.acousticpc.com/images/a_noctua_nh-c12p_se14_quiet_cpu_cooler.jpg

    It's too tall, his case is only 104mm tall! :ouch:
  3. All right, I see now : )
  4. nikorr said:
    All right, I see now : )



    Thanks for the recommendation, but as stated, it has to be really low profile. I only need to find that great awesome heatsink. I can replace any fan myself for one of my choosing.
  5. I didn't check the height, just assumed : )

    And assumption is mother of all screw ups : )

    Thank god for amuffin, you know,

    he's just walking around ... Non Stop :D
  6. He's the muffin king ;)
  7. See, he is still around : )
  8. What about this one?

    Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review
    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/noctua_nh_l12/

    HEATSINK SPECSHEET
    Manufacturer: Noctua
    Model No.: NH-L12
    Materials: Nickel plated aluminum fins, copper heatpipes, copper/aluminum base.
    Fan Mfg: (a) Noctua NF-F12, (b) Noctua NF-B9
    Fan Spec: (a) 1500-1200RPM, 12V, 0.05A
    (b) 1600-1300RPM, 12V, 0.08A

    Fan Dim: (a) 25x120x120mm
    (b) 25x92x92mm

    Heatsink & Fan Dim: (a)93x128x148mm,
    (b)66x128x148mm
    Weight: 680 grams
    Includes: Multi-socket mounting hardware, thermal compound, fan speed adaptors, fan clips, screwdriver, instructions
    Compatible with Sockets:
    AMD: FM1/AM2/AM2+/AM3
    Intel: LGA72011/1366/1155/1156/775



  9. That will work, you'll just have to remove the 120mm up top^^
  10. nikorr said:
    What about this one?

    Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review



    Im afraid 93cm still wont be enough. I just realized that 104mm is the height of the case, with foot. The internals are the exact height of a Power Supply Unit, wich is 86mm. Moreover, add some cm for the mobo and screws, Im gonna bet we have 75cm to work with. Im thinking of those:

    http://www.quietpc.com/products/cpucoolers/shuriken-big-2
    http://www.quietpc.com/products/lga1156-coolers/shuriken
  11. It's 66mm without the top fan.
  12. BTW, do u have that case already?

    Little taller one would be great here, since that CPU gets warm.
  13. nikorr said:
    BTW, do u have that case already?

    Little taller one would be great here, since that CPU gets warm.



    Yes, the case was my first choice. I want to build the PC around it. I was waiting for a release of a 45W HD 4000 CPU, but Intel aparently is no longer producing one. The only HD 4000 chip at newegg currently is a 65W version.
  14. I bought the noctua nhl-12. It is low profile when top fan removed ( 66mm) You can switch the bigger 120mm fan to the lower " fan socket" of the heatsink. Check this out http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1261-page1.html
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