Looking for Powerful but (relatively) quiet Fan/heatsink combo

Ello,

I am currently using a Cooler Master 212 (single fan pulling air) Hyper Evo, it's a good heatsink not amazing but it can be fairly loud under load. Looking to upgrade, I've considered a Noctua or something along those lines but I figured I weigh in here for some advice. Some other facts, my case is a Cooler Master HAF 932, the case has a tendency to collect a lot of dust over time but I try to keep up with it as best as possible, also the CPU socket is an LGA1555 (Core i5 3570k)

Thanks in advance for any advice. budget Price range is anywhere from 40-100$ I'd say.
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  1. Noctua NH-D14 < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
    or
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE < < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709004

    I have both and they are 2 of the best air performers.

    I'm cooling my 3750k with the Noctua.
    I'm cooling my FX8120 with the Phanteks < Comes in different coolers

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  2. Thanks! :) God some temp specs? I OC to 4.2Ghz (not any higher right now)

    Also hows the clearance on from the ram you think? I had to move my fan up a bit to make room for the ram on my mobo
  3. Low profile is must with both.I'm using gskill sniper and ares.
  4. My Intel Build:

    Cougar Challenger Orange and Black Case
    Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 Motherboard
    Intel 3750K CPU < Overclocked to 4.6 ghz.
    Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler (Air)
    Sapphire HD7870 XT Tahiti Edition with Boost
    16 Gigs of Gskill Ares 1600
    Seasonic X650 Gold PSU
    2 - Scythe SlipStream 120 mm. 1900 rpm fans < Front Intake
    2 - Bitfenix Pro Red Led 120 mm. fans < Top Exhaust
    1 - Scythe SlipStream 120 mm. 1900 rpm fan < Rear Exhaust
    LiteOn Dual Layer DVD Burner
    1 - Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD (Boot Drive)
    1 - Samsung 840 128GB SSD for (Steam Games)
    Samsung SyncMaster SA550 27 inch LED Monitor
    Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
    CM Storm Inferno Gaming Mouse
    Bose Companion Desktop Speakers
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
  5. Im using the same mono and ram so I wouldn't imagine it should be a problem, what about temp ratings?
  6. At 4.6\1.28 volts\mid to high 70's
  7. Nice, I actually ended just getting some Cougar fans, overall I have about 3-4 drop in Idle temps, 2-3 underload. Cougar HFs in Push/Pull might get some for the case as well, they are super quiet.
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