Im looking to get a cooler to replace the horrid noisey stock cooler. Im not really planning to overclock as i basicly play some mmos like wow and sto and then just team fortress CS unreal etc. i do a bit of avi to dvd converting then the rest is emails and net surfing . So basicly i want a cooler that is quiet but still keeps temps down cos i seem to be idleing at 45-50c. theres loads about but id like to know from people that have one rather then take a risk and turns out to be rubbish
I'll find benches later if you want, but those Zalmans don't turn out to be all that - your your price range you can't beat a Hyper 212+ or the Titan Fenrir (which is now in a revision B it seems). The Cogage True Spirit was good too, but don't seem to be around any more since the release of their new Arrow.
Dont worry i trust you .On a added not i brought a dell xps 9000 refurb cheap and then striped the parts i wanted blu-ray,ram,cpu, hd and then sold rest on ebay. But i still got the case which seem pretty solid and has good air flow but i also have my antec P182 from my last system . which do u think would be best for cooling and noise
well i read a few reviews and as it was on special took a risk with the Zalaman CNPS10X-Quiet and i got it yesterday easy to fit but it is a very very big cooler comes with all brackets from AM2 775 and the new intel 1366 and 1156. I cant even hear the fan on it my PSU seems to make more noise. Temps idle seem to be around 30-32 compared to my 48-50 stock and when im play unreal or wow hits 38-40 and same when converting a avi to dvd. As for case i went back to my p182 and glad i did cable managment is alot easier just need to see if i can find my other molex cable for my modular psu to connet the to top fans . but i have orderd a Hyper 212+ for my brother pc so il let u all know how that compares