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November 12, 2012 3:12:10 PM

I currently have a 1090t with stock cooler. Even though i have three case fans, it still runs at 6000rpm when the cpu is at full load. (it keeps it around 55C though). It's probably because my dorm is around 70-73F and my radeon 6850 has the type of fan where it blows up towards the cpu. Anyways, 6k rpm is loud and I want something quieter. I was thinking about the hyper 212+ but I heard it can get even louder. Would my setup cause it to be noisier than the stock fan? I don't plan on overclocking fyi. As long as I can't noticeably hear it over my 2000 rpm 120mm front case fan it's good enough for me. (it's rated at 30dba).
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November 12, 2012 3:48:03 PM

genoe said:
I currently have a 1090t with stock cooler. Even though i have three case fans, it still runs at 6000rpm when the cpu is at full load. (it keeps it around 55C though). It's probably because my dorm is around 70-73F and my radeon 6850 has the type of fan where it blows up towards the cpu. Anyways, 6k rpm is loud and I want something quieter. I was thinking about the hyper 212+ but I heard it can get even louder. Would my setup cause it to be noisier than the stock fan? I don't plan on overclocking fyi. As long as I can't noticeably hear it over my 2000 rpm 120mm front case fan it's good enough for me. (it's rated at 30dba).
Thanks.

I have the same setup , was tired of the turbo jet stock fan , plus temps were hitting 60c+ playing bf3 , got $the 18.00 logisiys mc3002gx , keeps it under 53c and is quiet , and it fits the case no problem . I cleaned off the factory thermal paste and used ocz freeze , not sure that makes a difference though .
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November 14, 2012 8:06:56 PM

let me add I just changed the factory paste with ocz freeze , all six cores running 100% for 2 hours , max temp 43c , idles at 21c room temp 23c ,. best damn cooler ever for the price ! $18.00 fits the case easily and cools 20c better than factory . factory was 32c idle , 63c when stressed 100% .
When I OC the 1100t at 3.9 idle temp goes up tp 26 , maxes out at 52 c
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November 14, 2012 8:26:08 PM

First, do you have the clearance for a tower style cooler, both from the case and your RAM?

A lot of people will recommend the 212, and it's a good cooler. You might be able to get a Xigmatek Gaia for less though, and they're about equal in cooling.
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November 14, 2012 8:36:04 PM

Forgot to ad , the fan is DEAD SILENT ! After 2 hours running 6 cores at 100% the fan was silent , 43c stock clocks , 53c oc to 3.9
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November 23, 2012 3:11:19 AM

genoe said:
I currently have a 1090t with stock cooler. Even though i have three case fans, it still runs at 6000rpm when the cpu is at full load. (it keeps it around 55C though). It's probably because my dorm is around 70-73F and my radeon 6850 has the type of fan where it blows up towards the cpu. Anyways, 6k rpm is loud and I want something quieter. I was thinking about the hyper 212+ but I heard it can get even louder. Would my setup cause it to be noisier than the stock fan? I don't plan on overclocking fyi. As long as I can't noticeably hear it over my 2000 rpm 120mm front case fan it's good enough for me. (it's rated at 30dba).
Thanks.


Do you want to try Thermalright True Spirit 120M?

http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-specifically-Micro-tower-u...

unbeatable performance and quiet.
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November 23, 2012 3:39:41 AM

the deepcool mc3002 or coolmaxtx3 is just as good , same size and 18.0
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November 30, 2012 2:05:53 AM

Best answer selected by Genoe.
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